Stephen Harris graduated with distinction with a degree in biomedical engineering from Purdue University in 2001. He went on to Indiana University School of Medicine in 2005 where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Harris stayed in Indianapolis to complete his internship at Indiana University before moving to the University of North Carolina to complete his residency in radiation oncology.
While at UNC, Dr. Harris served as chief resident from 2008-2010. During residency, Dr. Harris received extensive training on conventional external radiotherapy and IMRT as well as radiosurgery and high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. Dr. Harris has conducted research on young patients with head and neck cancers as well as written scholarly articles on the management of gastrointestinal cancers, radiation effects on the gastrointestinal tract, and radiosurgical treatment of liver tumors. After finishing training, Dr. Harris joined Radiation Oncology Associates in 2010.
“I chose to pursue a career in radiation oncology because it allows me an opportunity to apply my technical abilities and interests to the care of patients. I am deeply fascinated and, at the same time, humbled by the field of oncology. I consider it a great honor to take part in the lives of cancer patients and enjoy working with teams of talented and caring practitioners to better serve my patients.”