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Dr. Kendra  Harris - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

Dr. Kendra Harris Dr. Kendra  Harris

Chair, Radiation Oncology | Tulane University

New Orleans, LA, UNITED STATES

Dr. Kendra Harris is a COVID-19 expert in service/donation, radiation oncology and radiobiology.

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Biography

Dr. Kendra Harris joined Tulane University School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology in July 2018, and is board-certified in radiation oncology and radiobiology.

Dr. Harris earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her residency in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences at Johns Hopkins. She also completed a fellowship in patient safety at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

Prior to joining Tulane, Dr. Harris practiced at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center where she treated patients with proton therapy, photon therapy and high dose rate brachytherapy and served as PI for a number of clinical trials. She is also currently fulfilling a three-year appointment on the Metastatic/ Recurrent Task Force with the National Cancer Institute Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials.

Dr. Harris has been published in multiple journals on issues related to patient safety and is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO).

In 2002, prior to medical school, she was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and completed a Master of Science (MSc) degree focused on health care policy at Oxford University, and in 2013, she earned the Frank L. Coulson Award for Clinical Excellence from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Areas of Expertise (5)

COVID-10 (Coronavirus)

Health Care

Radiation Oncology

Radiobiology

Patient Safety

Accomplishments (2)

Frank L. Coulson Award for Clinical Excellence (professional)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2013

Rhodes Scholar (personal)

2002

Education (3)

Johns Hopkins University: MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Residency, Radiation Oncology & Molecular Radiation Sciences

Oxford University: MSc, Health Care Policy

Rhodes Scholar

Affiliations (2)

  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
  • Metastatic/ Recurrent Task Force with the National Cancer Institute Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials

Media Appearances (3)

Musicians serenade city’s healthcare heroes in ‘Letters from the Porch’ concert series

News from Tulane  online

2020-05-01

At a time when many New Orleans musicians can’t work because of COVID-19 closures, Tulane University School of Medicine has partnered with local artists in a grass-roots effort to support the city’s cultural economy while also bringing moments of joy to healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

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Behind the scenes: Tulane Cancer Center upgrades radiation oncology technology, facilities

WDSU-TV (NBC) New Orleans  online

2020-01-29

There's new state-of-the-art technology at Tulane Cancer Center in New Orleans.

Tulane's Health Center has upgraded its radiation oncology technology, facilities and capabilities by adding a new linear accelerator and CT simulator. There is also a renovated patient care area.

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Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Shows Potential in Oligometastatic Cancer

ONCLive  online

2019-03-01

An increasing amount of evidence shows that a proportion of patients with cancer found to have low-volume metastases at diagnosis see meaningful benefit from aggressive local therapy. Equally important, there have been no meaningful reductions in reported quality of life among patients receiving intensive local therapy, and a small percentage of patients appear to be cured with this strategy.

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Articles (3)

Acs Chemical Biology ACS Publications

Harris KK, Fay A, Yan HG, Kunwar P, Socci ND, Pottabathini N, Juventhala RR, Djaballah H, Glickman MS

2014-09-11

Novel imidazoline antimicrobial scaffold that inhibits DNA replication with activity against mycobacteria and drug resistant Gram-positive cocci. (2014)

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Large mutational target size for rapid emergence of bacterial persistence PNAS

Girgis HS, Harris K, Tavazoie S

2012-07-31

Large mutational target size for rapid emergence of bacterial persistence. (2012)

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Physiology & Behavior Science Direct

Good TC, Harris KK, Ihunnah CA

2005-06-30

Corticosteroids as potential mechanism regulating variability in reproductive success in monogamous oldfield mice. (2005)

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