All Press Releases for December 06, 2017

Michael Harrison, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Harrison has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the pediatric surgery industry

A prolific researcher and author, he has contributed more than 450 articles to professional journals.

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 06, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Michael Harrison, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Harrison celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Professor emeritus and the director emeritus of the Fetal Treatment Center at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Harrison specializes in fetal surgery and has spent the past 20 years of his career studying life-threatening fetal abnormalities and utilizing cutting-edge techniques to repair several birth defects. In addition to performing early-stage surgeries, he has treated patients from birth through adolescence and helped improve their quality of life.

In addition to his teaching and clinical roles at UCSF, Dr. Harrison has been affiliated with Kaiser Permanente since 1983, and with California Pacific Medical Center since 1979. His research interests include minimally invasive surgery, developmental biology, and hematopoietic stem cells, which have been utilized in treating specific cancers and disorders of the immune system. As a pioneer of his field, he has developed innovative techniques for in-utero surgery and collaborated with team members on using stem cell transplantation to treat immunodeficiencies.

Dr. Harrison earned a BA from Yale University and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed residencies in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and held fellowships in pediatric surgery at Oslo University Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is certified through the American Board of Surgery and received special competence certification in pediatric surgery. A prolific researcher and author, he has contributed more than 450 articles to professional journals and was profiled by a major news outlet for his development of a novel device to treat sleep apnea in 2017.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Michael Harrison, MD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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