Cynthia L. Harris, MD

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Cynthia L. Harris, MD



          •  Gastroenterology

          •  H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center - Advanced Endoscopy
          •  University of Kentucky - Gastroenterology

          •  University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital - Internal Medicine

          •  University of Tennessee College of Medicine - MD

  • Harris CL, Toloza EM, Klapman JB, Vignesh S, Rodriguez K, Kaszuba FJ. Minimally invasive mediastinal staging of non-small-cell lung cancer: emphasis on ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration. Cancer Control. 2014 Jan;21(1):15-20. Pubmedid: 24357737.

  • Wong J, Weber J, A Centeno B, Vignesh S, Harris CL, Klapman JB, Hodul P. High-Grade Dysplasia and Adenocarcinoma Are Frequent in Side-Branch Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Measuring Less than 3?cm on Endoscopic Ultrasound. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Jan;17(1):78-85. Pubmedid: 22948841.

  • Barthel JS, Kucera S, Harris C, Canchi D, Hoffe S, Meredith K. Cryoablation of persistent Barrett's epithelium after definitive chemoradiation therapy for esophageal adenocarcinoma. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jul;74(1):51-57. Pubmedid: 21549371.

  • Nwagbara O, Darling-Reed SF, Tucker A, Harris C, Abazinge M, Thomas RD, Gragg RD. Induction of cell death, DNA strand breaks, and cell cycle arrest in DU145 human prostate carcinoma cell line by benzo[a]pyrene and benzo[a]pyrene-7,8-diol-9,10-epoxide. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2007 Mar;4(1):10-14. Pubmedid: 17431309. Pmcid: PMC3719953.

Dr. Cynthia Harris is a gastroenterologist in the Division of Endoscopic Oncology in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center.  Dr. Harris is an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine’s Department of Oncologic Sciences. 

Dr. Harris’ research and clinical interests include endoscopic ultrasound-guided (EUS) fine needle aspiration for mediastinal and gastrointestinal neoplasms, including pancreatic cysts and tumors; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for biliary and pancreatic cancer; enternal stenting; EUS-guided celiac plexus neurolysis; endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR); cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus.

Dr. Harris received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.  She pursued additional training through a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Kentucky and an advanced endoscopic fellowship at USF/Moffitt.

Before coming to Moffitt she served as a gastroenterologist for various medical centers including Indiana University and affiliated hospitals, in private practice in St. Petersburg, FL., and for the Miami Veterans’ Affairs Healthcare System and Homestead Air Force Base in Homestead, FL.  She was also on the faculty at Indiana University and the University of Kentucky.

In 2011, Dr. Harris received the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit Recognition for Quality and Safety Program award.



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