Frederick R. Harris, Jr., M.D., was born and raised in Memphis and graduated from Christian Brothers High School. After receiving his degree in Biology with Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, he returned to Memphis for his medical training.
During medical school, Dr. Harris received the Anthony S. Ficalora Award for “Sensitivity to and respect for patients and who, by example and attitude, teaches others.” Dr. Harris was also a recipient of the Bland W. Cannon Scholar Award which recognized medical students who “Demonstrate a high degree of respect, empathy, compassion and humanism for the patients on the part of the physician in addition to a high degree of scholarship.”
Dr. Harris served his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine in addition to his fellowship in Gastroenterology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Harris shares that outside of college, he has been a lifelong Memphian, and he feels blessed to serve the community as part of the team at Gastro One.
Dr. Harris met his wife Catherine at the University of Georgia, and she is a corporate attorney in Memphis. He and his wife share many interests including traveling abroad, eating out, exercising, and watching sports (particularly UGA football). They are active supporters of several local charities including Carnival Memphis, the Memphis Union Mission, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where Dr. Harris also serves on the Board of Directors and Governors for ALSAC.