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Christopher Harner, MD

Christopher Harner, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist)
Christopher Harner, MD

Christopher Harner, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist)

Personal Statement

Dr. Christopher D. Harner completed his medical degree at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania and his sports medicine/knee and shoulder fellowship at Salt Lake City Knee and Sports Medicine in Utah.

He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and subspecialty certified in Sports Medicine. Dr. Harner has practiced medicine since 1986. He specializes in Sports Medicine injuries with an emphasis on knee surgery. His 28 years of knee surgical experience is recognized throughout United States and the World.

Dr. Harner has served on numerous board such as American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Association, and International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is the past president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Herodicus Society. Dr. Harner currently serves on a number of review boards for publications such as Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, The American Journal of Knee Surgery, and Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. He has authored numerous articles for major research journals and written text book chapters.

Dr. Harner has been acknowledged as a master instructor by the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He serves as a professor of surgery, vice chair of Academic Affairs and director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston.

Gender

Male

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • AARP
  • AARP - Medicare Complete
  • AARP - Medicare Supplement
  • Aetna
  • Aetna - Choice POS
  • Aetna - Choice POS II
  • Aetna - EPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - Medicare - HMO
  • Aetna - Medicare - TRS Care
  • Aetna - Medicare PPO
  • Aetna - Medicare Private Fee for Service Plans (PFFS)
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • All Star
  • All Star Kids
  • Amerigroup - Amerivantage
  • Amerigroup - HMO
  • Amerigroup - Medicaid - Medicaid
  • Amerigroup - Medicaid: > STAR+PLUS
  • Amerigroup - Star/Star Plus
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Assurant Health
  • Bankers Fidelity - Medicare Supplement - Medigap Plans
  • Bankers Life - Medicare Supplements - Medigap Plans
  • BC/BS - Anthem
  • BC/BS - Basic 5
  • BC/BS - EPO
  • BC/BS - Managed Medicare Advantage HMO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Premier 1
  • BC/BS - Premier 2
  • BC/BS - Solution 3
  • BC/BS - Solution 4
  • BeechStreet - PPO
  • BeechStreet - Workers Compensation
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare - Advantage
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access
  • Cigna - LifeSOURCE Transplant
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Community Health Choice - STAR (Medicaid)
  • CommunityCare - Bronze
  • CommunityCare - Gold
  • CommunityCare - Silver
  • Coventry Health Care - Advantra Freedom (Medicare)
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO
  • First Health - HMO
  • First Health - PPO
  • GEHA Health Plans - Standard Option (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Golden Rule - UnitedOne (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Great West Healthcare - HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - POS
  • Great West Healthcare - PPO
  • HealthSmart - EPO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - Connect Basic 6350/6350
  • Humana - Connect Bronze 4850/6350
  • Humana - Connect Bronze 6300/6300
  • Humana - Connect Gold 2500/3500
  • Humana - Connect Platinum 0/1500
  • Humana - Connect Silver 4600/6300
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - PPO
  • Humana - Preferred POS
  • Medicaid - CHIP
  • Medicaid - Texas Traditional
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage - PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - Insurance Plans
  • MHealth - MHHNP Freedom of Choice PPO
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MHealth Choice
  • Molina Healthcare - STAR (Medicaid)
  • MultiPlan - HMO
  • MultiPlan - PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha - Medicare Supplement
  • PHCS - HMO
  • PHCS - PPO
  • ppoNext - PPO
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic Plus PPO
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Rockport Healthcare Group - Rockport
  • Secure Horizons - Insurance Plans
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Student/School
  • Superior Health - Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - Medicaid - Medicaid
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - STAR (Medicaid)
  • Texas True Choice - HMO
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • UMR
  • UMR - Choice Plus
  • UMR - PPO
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - CHIP
  • United Healthcare - Choice
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Medicare (AARP Medicare Complete)
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Optum Health
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Texas - Star
  • United Healthcare - UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Supplement - AARP
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans
  • WellCare - PPO
  • Workers Compensation

Medical School

University of Michigan School of Medicine (1981)

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University Health Center Hospitals (1986)

Fellowship

Sports Medicine Knee and Shoulder Fellowship Salt Lake City Knee and Sports Medicine (1987)

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Society
  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation
  • AOSSM-ESSKA
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • International Knee Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • ACL Study Group
  • PCL Study Group
  • Academic Orthopaedic Society
  • Herodicus Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association

Awards

  • GOLDEN APPLE - Awarded For the Most Outstanding Contribution to Resident Education in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh
  • AOSSM - ESSKA TRAVELING FELLOW – (Godfather: Kenneth DeHaven)
  • Founders' Award of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association: The Role of the Biceps-Superior Glenoid Labrum Complex in Anterior Stability of the Shoulder. Presented at the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Twenty-first Annual Meeting, Southampton, Bermuda
  • International Arthroscopy Association, John J. Joyce Award. "The Role of the Biceps-Superior Labral Complex in Anterior Stability of the Shoulder", Rodosky, M., Rudert, J., Harner, C.D., Fu, F.H.
  • Excellence in Research Award "The Posterior Cruciate Ligament Complex: An Interdisciplinary Study" American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Cabaud Award
  • John Joyce Award, 2001 ISAKOS Congress
  • Hughston Award, 2001 AOSSM
  • Member, 2002 Nominating Committee, AOSSM
  • John Joyce Award, 2002 ISAKOS Congress
  • The George D. Rovere Education Award In recognition of outstanding contributions as an educator. Presented at the AOSSM Annual Meeting
  • O’Donoghue Sports Injury Award

Publications

  • Mascarenhas, R., MCConkey, M.O., Forsythe, B., and Harner, C.D.: Revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with bone-patellar tendon-bone allograft and extra-articular iliotibial band tenodesis. Am. J. Orthop. 44(4):E89-93, 2015.
  • Boretsky, K.R., Yen, Y.M., Harner, C.D., Orebaugh, S.L., and Williams, B.A.: Femoral nerve block for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction—do we have the information we need? Am.J. Sports Med. 43(9):NP30, 2015.

Available Appointments

Ironman Sports Medicine Institute - UT Orthopaedics - Texas Medical Center

Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza 6400 Fannin St Ste 1700 Houston, TX 77030 (713) 486-7500

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        5420 West Loop S Ste 2400 Bellaire, TX 77401 (713) 486-3550

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