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Adult & Pediatric Fracture Care
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Timothy Harris, MD

Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Timothy Harris is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in the diagnosis and management of hip and knee arthritis, fractures and adult musculoskeletal deformity. He teaches nationally and internationally and has a special interest in joint replacement surgery, including minimally invasive anterior total hip replacements and total knee replacements.

Dr. Harris takes pride in treating every patient as an individual. The trust and confidence patients and his peers place in him, as well as his excellent outcomes, have made him popular among patients in the triangle and beyond.

He lives in Raleigh with his wife and four children.

  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Internship: University of Arizona Health Sciences Center; Tucson, Arizona, Internship in General Surgery
  • Residency: University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona
  • Fellowship: R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Undergraduate: Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2023 NC Top Doctor Award
  • 2020 NC Top Doctor Award
  • Best Doctors in America (2017-2018)
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina (2017-2018)
  • Harry E. Dascomb, MD Award for significant contributions in clinical teaching and care, Wake Area Health Education Center (2013)
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina (2009-2015)
  • Frank C. Wilson Orthopaedic Faculty Teaching Award given by the graduating residents to the faculty member most important to their education. (2012)
  • Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year (2008, 2011, 2012)
  • University of Arizona Lenoard F. Peltier Award for Excellence in Research
  • Arizona Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Competition Winner
  • Resident Laboratory Research Recognition Award
  • Young Bishop Award - outstanding young alumnus Virginia Episcopal School
  • Dean's List for Excellence in Teaching by a House Officer
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Cum Laude

The Star Ratings score is the average score a provider receives about his or her care on our Patient Satisfaction Survey conducted by Professional Research Corporation. Responses are on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The Star Rating you see represents the average score a provider received for the past 12-month period as long as they had more than 30 ratings during that time frame.

4/23/2023 I was very pleased with Wake Orthopedics - Dr Harris @ his assistants.

4/22/2023 I received appropriate care and information that immediately addressed my knee pain as well as information for future treatment.

4/22/2023 Did not have to wait. Easy check in and schedule seemed to run smoothly

4/22/2023 Everything and every time I have been to any Wake Med facility I feel I am at the best medical care facility in every discipline. All personal know their "stuff" and show they "care".

4/18/2023 The staff were excellent at all the offices I have visited. From X-ray to stitches removal all the staff are wonderful

4/17/2023 Dr. Harris is excellent as a physician and a person. I have seen him before for something different and I would recommend him to anyone

4/17/2023 Everyone was friendly a d professional

4/6/2023 Dr T. Harris came highly recommended to me and he has lived up to the recommendation. He had been great’

4/5/2023 Dr.Harris and his team are awesome

4/4/2023 I am very impressed with the care I have received at Wake Orthopaedics.

4/3/2023 Receptionist was outstanding

4/3/2023 The overall visit.

4/1/2023 Dr. Harris always answers your questions. He checks where you have pain and gives you a explanation . He also takes an X-ray to see the problem!

3/25/2023 Neat, clean. Check-in very good

3/23/2023 We really appreciate the time and care you have taken with us and the education we received is invaluable, we feel very well informed and comfortable with the upcoming surgery.

3/19/2023 Dr. Harris !

3/13/2023 The expected outcome after the surgery and the hope that everything will be okay

3/13/2023 Most of my time was spent with resident Dr. Sarah. Dr. Harris is great, and seems to be passing on his talent to residents. Good job!

3/8/2023 Staff was very professional.

3/1/2023 Overall experience

3/1/2023 Time was no waiting And service was great

2/27/2023 The appointment was an excellent experience. Dr. Harris was thorough and caring. He listened to my concerns and did not seem rushed. Dr. Harris explained treatment options thoroughly. He asked for my input concerning treatment and proceeded to initiate what we decided .on. I felt like I could notify him concerning treatment results.

2/27/2023 Dr Harris was confident yet not cocky. He made me feel like I had come to the right place for my care. Within minutes, he had a plan in motion and I felt like I was going to get relief.

2/25/2023 The check-in and prep process

2/24/2023 The overall scheduling, checkin, handling of all medical staff was excellent.

2/21/2023 The professionalism and kindness of each person Dr. Harris and Staff members.

2/20/2023 The ability to x-ray and diagnose quickly and form a treatment plan without a long wait.

2/18/2023 My whole experience was very pleasant,,

2/16/2023 Every thing and Everyone couldn't have been better.

2/14/2023 My visit was excellent

2/14/2023 My appointment was on time & thorough

2/13/2023 The path of recommended treatment was excellent.

2/11/2023 Very timely visit

2/8/2023 Thank you very much for the excellent treatment that I received! I received a {Rx} shot in my knee and I am pain-free and feel great. Thank you again happy new year.

2/7/2023 Time spent with me answering my questions

1/31/2023 Dr Harris's right to the point, honest answers

1/31/2023 The whole experience was very professional. Everyone worked very well together.

1/30/2023 Overall the services and attention I receive from wake med I’m general is consistently outstanding.

1/27/2023 It was great.

1/24/2023 My wait time was on point. The care was excellent.

1/21/2023 Friendliness

1/21/2023 Dr. Harris explained surgery and what he was going to do to correct my problem. Was very pleased with his knowledge in correcting the problem and hope to be lots better after surgery

1/18/2023 Privacy protected and scheduling and feedback on MY Chart excellent

1/18/2023 The nurse that take us to examination room was wonderful! Friendly and kind. Gave me good information! Dr Harris was exceptional! Spent time giving me information and answering questions.

1/14/2023 Wait time was very short. Time it took for doctor to see me was quick. Unbelievable service

1/10/2023 Yes; the complete staff; as well as Dr. Harris was exceptionally professional

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