Mary Catherine Harris, MD, is a senior attending neonatologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and co-director of residency recruitment at Children's Hospital. She also is associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
After receiving her medical degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, Dr. Harris completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital Medical Center (Harvard), Boston, Massachusetts and a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Harris serves as attending physician in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also highly active in the training and supervision of medical students, residents and fellows in Neonatology. She is the director of housestaff education in Neonatology, a member of the Graduate Education Committee, and a faculty advisor for medical students, residents and fellows.
A frequent lecturer at national conferences in neonatology, Dr. Harris' areas of expertise include neonatal infection, the immune response, ethics and hyperbilirubinemia. Her interest in neonatal infectious diseases and the inflammatory response has been cultivated over many years. Her research talks, both regionally and nationally, have focused on the role of cytokines in sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn infants. Dr. Harris has published extensively on neonatal septicemia, hyperbilirubinemia and other aspects of newborn ICU care. Her secondary research interest is in the area of medical education, where she has published on issues such as career choices among pediatric residents, and the value of the interview in the residency application process.« Back to Previous Page