Dr. Jay K. Harness a past President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and Breast Surgery International.
He is a full-time breast surgeon at the St. Joseph Hospital Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Orange, CA. He has been practicing surgery for 36 years and specializes in breast and endocrine surgery.
After graduating from the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
Dr. Harness then remained on the faculty at the University of Michigan, and in 1985, he developed the second multidisciplinary breast center in the United States. In 1989, he spent two years at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston where he also established a multidisciplinary breast center at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He subsequently moved to California in 1991 to join the University of California-East Bay Department of Surgery, where he was a Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology at Highland General Hospital. He went on to direct his third multidisciplinary breast center in Southern California.
He is currently a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine, and has been recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery. He is a member of several national and international surgical societies and associations and has served as Secretary-Treasurer and President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, as well as Chair of the Board of Directors, for The American Society of Breast Surgeons.
He has authored over 80 scientific articles and book chapters and has been the lead editor of 2 textbooks. His books include Breast Cancer-Collaborative Management and Ultrasound in Surgical Practice: Basic Principles and Clinical Applications. Dr. Harness is currently the Principal Investigator of the NCI (National Cancer Institute) Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) at the St. Joseph Hospital Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Orange, California.
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