- 1961-65, Yale University, B.A.
1965-69, Harvard Medical School, M.D., Medicine
- 1969-71, Massachusetts General Hospital, Resident, Surgery
- 1973-74, Massachusetts General Hospital, Senior Resident, Surgery
- 1974-75, Massachusetts General Hospital, Chief Resident, Surgery
- 1971-73, Laboratory of Immunology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Fellow, Allergy & Immunology (Peds)
- 1975-76, Rikshospitalet, Fellow, Pediatric Surgery
- 1976-78, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Fellow, Pediatric Surgery
- American Board of Surgery, 1978, renewed 1988
- American Board of Surgery, Special Competence in Pediatric Surgery, 1979, renewed 1989
- American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, 1991
- Birth Defects
- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
- Fetal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery
- Developmental Biology
- Hematopoietic Stem Cells
- Pectus Excavatum Repair
- World Health
- Birth Defects
- Minimally Invastive Surgery
Dr. Michael Harrison is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics and the Director Emeritus of the Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF. He graduated cum laude from Yale University and magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School. He completed his surgical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and his pediatric surgery fellowship at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He is board certified in Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Critical Care.
Dr. Harrison and his surgery associates, Hanmin Lee, Tippi Mackenzie, Shinjiro Hirose, Lan Vu, and Benjamin Padilla, confine their surgical practice exclusively to children with special interest in fetal surgery, in repair of complex birth defects involving the chest, lung, abdomen, bowel, and bladder, and surgical care of children from birth through adolescence. Dr. Harrison and his associates, The Bay Area Pediatric Surgeons, do consultations and provide surgical care at Moffitt/Long Hospitals UCSF, California Pacific Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco.
Dr. Harrison has a special interest in fetal surgery which he has pioneered with his colleagues at UCSF. For the past 18 years Dr. Harrison has studied the pathophysiology and natural history of a number of life-threatening fetal abnormalities including congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung, sacrococcygeal teratoma, urinary tract obstruction, and myelomeningocele. He has developed techniques for both in-utero open fetal surgery and endoscopic surgical repair (FETENDO Fetal Surgery) of many fetal abnormalities. In addition, Dr. Harrison's team has developed in-utero stem cell transplantation to treat immunodeficiencies, enzyme deficiencies, and hemoglobinopathies. Dr. Harrison leads the multidisciplinary UCSF Fetal Treatment Center Team that has developed an international reputation for treating complex birth defects before and after birth.
Dr. Harrison, his wife Gretchen, and four children have lived in San Francisco for the past 30 years.