Cynthia Harris, MD




Gastroenterology Associates of Sarasota, LLC
2089 Hawthorne St Suite 200
Sarasota, Florida 34239
United States
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Procedure Location(s)

Suncoast Endoscopy of Sarasota
2089 Hawthorne Street
Suite 100
Sarasota, Florida 34239
United States
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Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Medical Training

• Endoscopic Oncology Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Moffitt Cancer Center, 7/2009-6/2010
• Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Kentucky, 7/2002-6/2005
• Internal Medicine Residency, University of Miami, 7/1998-6-2001
• General Surgery, Greenville Memorial Hospital, 7/1997-6/1998
• Medical Doctor, University of Tennessee, 8/1993-5/1997
• Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Christian Brothers University, 8/1989-5/1993

Honors and Awards

• Olympus Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection Training Continuum Course Award–chosen nationally as 1 of 8 physicians to participate in this intensive two-part course in ESD education, 4/2016
• Moffitt Cancer Center Grateful Patient Donation/Award to the Gastrointestinal Tumor Program for research endeavors in confocal laser endomicroscopy, 10/2015
• Fellow of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, FASGE, 9/2014
• Selected to participate in an American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) course at Digestive Diseases Week (DDW) 2014, “How to Use Case-Based Presentations in Your Teaching: A Faculty Development Workshop for Clinical Educators”, 5/2014
• Selected for leadership series “Developing Engaged Leaders Toward Action” (DELTA): A Moffitt Cancer Center and Harvard Business School partnership, 3/2014
• Recipient of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD) for women in gastroenterology, 5/2014
• Moffitt Cancer Center Grateful Patient Donation/Award for research in esophageal cancer
• ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition for Quality and Safety Program Award, 3/2011
• Chief Fellow, University of Kentucky Gastroenterology Fellowship, 7/2003-6/2005
• Magna Cum Laude, 1993
• Dean’s List, Christian Brothers University, 8/1989-5/1993
• Honors Program, Christian Brothers University, Class of 1993
• President’s Scholarship 1989-1993

Peer Reviewed Publications

• S Saligram S, Lim D, Pena L, Friedman M, Harris C, Klapman J. “Safety and feasibility of esophageal self-expandable metal stent placement without the aid of fluoroscopy”, Dis Esophagus. 2017 Aug 1;30(8):1-6.

• Oliver JA, Venkate P, Frakes JM, Klapman J, Harris C, Montilla-Soler J, Dhadham GC, Altazi BA, Zhang GG, Moros EG, Shridhar R, Hoffe SE, Latifi K. “Fiducial markers coupled with 3D PET/CT offer more accurate radiation treatment delivery for locally advanced esophageal cancer”, Endosc Int Open. 2017 Jun;5(6):E496-E504.

• Glazer ES, Rashid OM, Klapman JB, Harris CL, Hodul PJ, Pimiento JM, Malafa MP. “Endoscopic ultrasonography complements computed tomography in predicting portal or superior mesenteric vein resection in patients with borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma”, Pancreatology. 2017 Jan – Feb;17(1):130-134.

• Kucera S, Barthel J, Klapman J, Shridhar R, Hoffe S, Harris C, Almhanna K, Meredith K. Small caliber covered self-expanding metal stents in the management of malignant dysphagia. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Jun;7(3):411-9.

• Dhadham GC, Hoffe SE, Harris CL, Klapman JB, “”Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fiducial Marker Placement for Image-Guided Radiation Therapy without Fluoroscopy-Safety and Technical Feasibility”, Endosc Int Open. 2016 Mar;4(3):E378-82.

• Shou-jiang Tang, AS Vilmann, A Saftoiu, W Wang, C Streba, PP Fink5, M Griswold, R Wu, CF Dietrich, C Jenssen, M Hocke, M Kantowski, J Pohl, P Fockens, JT Annema, E.H.F.M. van der Heijden, R Flesland Havre, KD Pham, R Kunda, PH Deprez, J Mariana, E Vazquez-Sequeiros, A Larghi, E Buscarini, P Fusaroli, M Lahav, R Puri, PK Garg, M Sharma, F Maluf-Filho, A Sahai, WR. Brugge, LS. Lee, HR Aslanian, AY Wang, VM Shami, A Markowitz, AA Siddiqui, G Mishra, JM Scheiman, G Isenberg, UD Siddiqui, RJ Shah, J Buxbaum, RR Watson, FF Willingham, MS Bhutani, MJ Levy, C Harris, MB Wallace, CP Nolsøe, T Lorentzen, N Bang, SM Sørensen, OH Gilja, M D’Onofrio, F Piscaglia, N Gritzmann, M Radzina, ZA Sparchez, PS Sidhu, S Freeman, TC McCowan, C Rodrigues de Araujo Jr., A Patel, MA Ali, G Campbell, E Chen, P Vilmann, MD. “Endoscopic Ultrasound Needle Identification Comparison and Evaluation (NICE) Study (with videos)”, Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Sep;84(3):424-433.e2

• Black M, Hakam A, Harris C, Jiang K. Metastatic breast carcinoma uncovered in an otherwise unremarkable “random colon biopsy” Human Pathology: Case Reports 2016 Jun; 4: 23-31.

• Strom T, Hoffe SE, Fulp W, Frakes J, Coppola D, Springett GM, Malafa MP, Harris CL, Eschrich SA, Torres-Roca JF, Shridhar R. “Radiosensitivity index predicts for survival with adjuvant radiation in resectable pancreatic cancer”, Radiother Oncol. 2015 Oct;117(1):159-64.

• Harris CL, Toloza EM, Klapman JB, Vignesh S, Rodriguez K, Kazuba FJ, “Minimally-Invasive Mediastinal Staging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Emphasis on Ultrasonography-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration”, Cancer Control. 2014 Jan;21(1):15-20.

• Wong J, Weber J, Centeno BA, Vignesh S, Harris CL, Klapman JB, Hodul P. “High-Grade Dysplasia and Adenocarcinoma are Frequent in Side-Branch Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm measuring less than 3 cm on endoscopic ultrasound”, J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Jan;17(1):78-84; discussion p.84-5.

• Fernandez DC, Hoffe SE, Barthel JS, Vignesh S, Klapman JB, Harris C, Almhanna K, Biagioli M, Meredith KL, Shridhar R. “Stability of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)-Guided Fiducial Marker Placement for Esophageal Cancer Target Delineation and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)”, Pract Radiat Oncol. 2013 Jan-Mar;3(1):32-9.

• Cryoablation of persistent Barret’s epithelium after definitive chemo radiation therapy for esophageal adenocarcinoma. Barthel JS, Kucera S, Harris C, Canti D, Hoffe S, Meredith K. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jul;74(1):51-7