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Elizabeth Harris, MD, FACE

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

Specialty Areas

Consultative endocrinology, both inpatient and outpatient, clinical education, and clinical trials.

Education and Experience

MD: Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2001; Intern and Resident: MCV at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001-2004; Endocrine Fellow: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2004-2007; Private Practice with Mecklenburg Medical Group, Charlotte, NC, 2007-2009; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2010-present.

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Harris divides the majority of her time between outpatient and inpatient consultative endocrinology. She values her time in the outpatient setting as it provides the longitudinal care with patients that initially attracted her to medicine. On the inpatient endocrine consult service, she enjoys working closely with endocrine fellows assessing and managing, teaching and learning about the great variety of endocrine conditions in patients admitted to UNC Hospital. Dr. Harris is a member of the Diabetes Standardization Task Force with other leaders in the hospital developing, implementing and improving the system wide approach to inpatient diabetes management. Dr. Harris also enjoys her work with the Clinical Trials Program at UNC Diabetes Care Center as primary and sub investigator on a number of clinical trials.

Selected Publications

Marso SP, Daniels GH, Brown-Frandsen K, Kristensen P, Mann JF, Nauck MA, Nissen SE, Pocock S, Poulter NR, Ravn LS, Steinberg WM, Stockner M, Zinman B, Bergenstal RM, Buse JB; LEADER Steering Committee on behalf of the LEADER Trial Investigators. Liraglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim L, Harris EH, Krause MW. Hyperparathyroidism. Medscape Reference. Updated April 28, 2014.

Harris E, Dungan K, Braithwaite S. Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes During Intercurrent Illness. In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practical Management. Editor: Feinglos, Mark. Humana Press. 2008, Pages 203-234.

Harris E. Elevated Liver Function Tests in Type 2 Diabetes. Clinical Diabetes 2005; 23 (3):115-119.