Donnis K. Harrison, M.D.

My name is Donnis Harrison, and I am a member of the Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists practice on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I am a Board certified surgeon dedicated to providing exceptional orthopaedic care.

I’ve gained an immeasurable amount of experience in many aspects of general orthopaedics including Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement, and Trauma with a specialty interest in Shoulder and Elbow disorders and Sports Medicine.

After graduating from the University of Mississippi Medical Center I completed my orthopaedic residency at Medical College of Georgia, with more than 700 cases per year of surgical experience in the Operating Room; you can be assured my clinical credentials are excellent.

In addition, I’ve completed a post-residency Fellowship program in Shoulder and Elbow in Dallas, TX to complement my broad experience in general orthopaedics. This gives me a unique experience to provide comprehensive non-surgical and surgical treatment to all type of injuries and conditions involving the shoulder and elbow.

SPECIALTY: Orthopaedic Surgery

SUBSPECIALTY, FELLOWSHIP: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery with a Certificate, Added Qualifications in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, January 2010

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Singing River Hospital
  • George Regional Hospital

EDUCATION:

  • College-Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
  • Medical School-University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS
  • Internship-Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
  • Residency-Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
  • Fellowship-The Carrell Clinic, Dallas, TX, Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Medical Association
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Political Action Committee Member
  • Mississippi State Medical Association
  • Mississippi Orthopaedic Society
  • Singing River Medical Society

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Schiffern SC, Harrison DK, Burkhead WZ, Krishnan SG. Cementless Prosthetic Fixation: When Less is More-In the Affirmative; Seminars in Arthroplasty. 2005 Dec.; 16(4): 257-262.
  • Schiffern SC, Burkhead WZ, Krishnan SC, Harrison DK. Dealing with Intra-Op Complications: A Trip Through Neverland; Seminars in Arthroplasty. 2005 Dec; 16(4):292-300.
  • Johnson SR, Valentine VD, Hunter DM, Harrison DK. Knee Pain - Adolescent Basketball Player Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: 36(5) Supplement May 2004 p S11
  • Harrison D, Riddle T, Corpe S, Young T, Kercher J: Comparison of Polyethylene Wear Rates in Gamma Irradiated, Ethylene Oxide Sterilization and Lateral Offset Liners. The Georgia Orthopedic Society’s 2004 Spring Seminar, Pine Mountain, GA , Abstract.
  • Harrison D, Johnson R, Tucci M, Puckett A, Tsao A, Hughes J, and Benghuzzi H: Interaction of Cells with UHMWPE Impregnated with the Bioactive Peptides RGD, RGE or Poly-L-Lysine; Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation (Paper #98-008 ISA), Vol. 34, pp. 41-46, 1998.
  • Johnson R, Harrison D, Tucci M, Tsao A, Lemos M, Puckett A, Hughes JL, and Benghuzzi H: Fibrous Capsule Formation in Response to Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene Treated with Peptides that Influence Adhesion; Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation (Paper #98-009 ISA), Vol. 34, pp. 47-52, 1998.

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Krishnan SG, Muller MS, Harrison DK, Burkhead WZ, Pierce WA: Biomechanical Comparison of Arthroscopic “Triangle” Double-Row and Open Transosseous Anchor Double Knot Rotator Cuff Repair Techniques. 25th AANA Annual Meeting, Hollywood, Florida May 18-21, 2006.
  • Sumant G. “Butch” Krishnan, von Stade EF, Muller MS, Harrison DK, Burkhead WZ: Position of the Anterior Branch of the Axillary Nerve Relative to the Lateral Arthroscopic Portal, An Anatomic Study. 25th AANA Annual Meeting, Hollywood, Florida May 18-21, 2006.
  • Harrison D, Riddle T, Corpe S, Young T, Kercher J: Comparison of Polyethylene Wear Rates in Gamma Irradiated, Ethylene Oxide Sterilization and Lateral Offset Liners. The Georgia Orthopedic Society’s 2004 Spring Seminar, Pine Mountain, GA March 26-27, 2004.
  • Harrison D, Johnson R, Tucci M, Puckett A, Benghuzzi H, and Hughes J: Characterization of Human Monocytes/Macrophages Incubated with UHMPE Impregnated with the Bioactive Peptides RGD, RGE, or Poly-L-Lysine.
  1. The National Student Research Forum, Galveston, Texas, April 8-10, 1999.
  2. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, Nebraska, February 19-20, 1999.
  • Harrison D, Johnson R, Tucci M, Puckett A, and Benghuzzi H: Interaction of Cells with UHMWPE Impregnated with the Bioactive Peptides RGD, RGE or Poly-L-lysine.
  1. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, Nebraska, February 19-20, 1999.
  2. 35th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, Copper Mountain, Colorado, April 17-19, 1998.
  3. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Orthopedic Society, Biloxi, Mississippi, April 1998.
  4. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, Biloxi, Mississippi, February 26-27, 1998.
  • Johnson R, Harrison D, Tucci M, Tsao A, Lemos M, Puckett A, Hughes JL, and Benghuzzi H: Fibrous Capsule formation in Response to Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene Treated with Peptides that Influence Adhesion.
  1. 35th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, Copper Mountain, Colorado, April 17-19, 1998.
  2. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Orthopedic Society, Biloxi, Mississippi, April 1998.
  3. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, Biloxi, Mississippi, February 26-27, 1998.

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS:

  • Burkhead, WZ, Harrison, DH. “Complications of Mumford procedures.” at The Robert W. Metcalf, MD Memorial Meeting on Arthroscopic Surgery 2006 on February 3-7, 2006, in Sun Valley, Idaho.
  • Burkhead, WZ, Harrison, DH, Krishnan SG. “Management of Spinoglenoid Notch Cysts.” at The Robert W. Metcalf, MD Memorial Meeting on Arthroscopic Surgery 2006 on February 3-7, 2006, in Sun Valley, Idaho.
  • Harrison, DH. “Fracture Non-unions” at the Medical College of Georgia Grand Rounds in Augusta, GA on June 2, 2004.
  • Harrison, DH. “Periprosthetic Femur Fractures” at the Medical College of Georgia Grand Rounds in Augusta, GA on August 11, 2004.
  • Harrison, DH. “Indications and Techniques in Total Shoulder Replacement” at Medical College of Georgia Grand Rounds in Augusta, GA on
    October 15, 2004
  • Harrison, DH. “Wrist Pain” at the Medical College of Georgia Grand Rounds in Augusta, GA on January 14, 2005.

HONORS, AWARDS, ACCREDITATIONS:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Award, 1999 Mississippi Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha
  • First Place Award in Oral Presentation, 1999 30th Annual Meeting - Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum Creighton University School of Medicine/University of Nebraska College of Medicine Omaha,Nebraska
  • KC Rock Student Paper Contest Travel Award, 1998 35th Annual Meeting - Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium Copper Mountain, Colorado
  • Special Medical Education Scholarship, 1997-2000
  • Honor Societies (Millsaps College): Alpha Epsilon Delta Beta Beta Beta

INTERESTS: Sporting events (football, baseball, basketball); Church and spending time with my family.

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