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Obstetrics/Gynecology

Coming July 2018

The Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Review Committee will meet in April to determine our accreditation. We anticipate recruiting our first class of residents for July 2018.

Obstetrics/Gynecology Program Leadership

North Florida Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the new Program Director for Obstetrics/Gynecology.

Karen Harris, MD, MPH

Raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Karen Harris graduated from Vassar College in New York with a BA in Biology with Honors. She received her medical degree from the University of Florida. She was married during her second year of her Ob/Gyn residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to a Gainesville native. Upon completion in 1989, she returned to Gainesville to begin private practice with North Florida Women’s Physicians where she has been for 27 years. She was the managing partner of the 10 physician group for 13 years. She became involved in the Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society in 1993, becoming its first woman President in 2001. In addition she has been President of the Alachua County Medical Society, involved in the Florida Medical Association, and was on the perinatal quality committee of a national hospital chain. She is active in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and became the Chair of ACOG District XII (Florida) in 2015 where she is on the National Executive Board.

She returned to University of Florida to further her education in women’s health care policy, and received her Master’s in Public Health in December 2011. She currently is on the Steering Committee of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, is the MCH Committee Chair for the Florida Chapter of March of Dimes, and a returning member of the Pregnancy Associated Maternal Mortality Review Committee. In addition she serves on the ACOG Task Force for Maternal Mortality Reduction nationally. For two years she served Florida Woman Care as the Medical Director of Patient Safety and Quality.