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David M. Harris, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship-Advanced Cardiac Imaging: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Fellowship-Cardiovascular Disease: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Residency-Internal Medicine: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Medical Degree: Jefferson Medical College
  • Undergraduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University
Board Certifications & Licenses

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (Certification Date: 2014-12-07) - (Recertification Date: 2015-01-01)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (Certification Date: 2012-10-31) - (Recertification Date: 2022-12-17)


Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Nuclear Cardiology

Contact Information
Research Interests

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cardiac MRI
  • Echocardiography
Research Interests:
  • Stress Induced Cardiomyopathy
  • Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation

Clinical Interests



Coronary artery disease



Peer Reviewed Publications

Khan, Muhammad H; Aqtash, Obadah; Harris, David M; Costea, Alexandru I; Gerson, Myron C 2022. Ventricular Tachycardia or Fibrillation Storm in Coronavirus Disease. Case reports in cardiology, 2022 , 1157728

Kompella, Divya; Saleem, Maryam; Suter, Blair; Harris, David M 2022. Multimodal Imaging Characterization of a Congenital Multilobular Interventricular Membranous Septal Aneurysm in a Patient Presenting with Embolic Stroke. CASE (Philadelphia, Pa.), 6 3, 103-106

Bazrafshan, Sholeh; Sibilia, Robert; Girgla, Saavia; Viswanathan, Shiv Kumar; Puckelwartz, Megan J; Sangha, Kiranpal S; Singh, Rohit R; Kakroo, Mashhood; Jandarov, Roman; Harris, David M; Rubinstein, Jack; Becker, Richard C; McNally, Elizabeth M; Sadayappan, Sakthivel 2021. South Asian-Specific MYBPC3Δ25bp Deletion Carriers Display Hypercontraction and Impaired Diastolic Function Under Exercise Stress. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 8 , 766339

Moseley, Alex D; Ahart, Zachary C; Harris, David M 2021. Comparison of transvalvular flow rate in aortic stenosis subtypes. Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.), 38 9, 1618-1623

Kassem, Kamal M; Souka, Ahmed; Harris, David M; Parajuli, Shobha; Cook, Jennifer L 2019. Eosinophilic Myocarditis: Classic Presentation of Elusive Disease. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging, 12 9, e009487

Sanghvi, Saagar K; Harris, David M 2019. Anticoagulation and stress-induced cardiomyopathy. Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis, 47 1, 1-7

Reyes, Hans A; Paquin, Jason J; Harris, David M 2018. Pheochromocytoma, "the Great Masquerader," Presenting as Severe Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in a Young Patient. Case reports in cardiology, 2018 , 8767801

Ahmad, Saad; Jamali, Hina K; Waqar, Fahad; Harris, David M 2016. Cardiac Tamponade Physiology Secondary to Tense Ascites. Cardiology, 134 4, 423-5

Zhang, Xiaoying; Ai, Xiaojie; Nakayama, Hiroyuki; Chen, Biyi; Harris, David M; Tang, Mingxin; Xie, Yuping; Szeto, Christopher; Li, Yingxin; Li, Ying; Zhang, Hongyu; Eckhart, Andrea D; Koch, Walter J; Molkentin, Jeffery D; Chen, Xiongwen 2016. Persistent increases in Ca(2+) influx through Cav1.2 shortens action potential and causes Ca(2+) overload-induced afterdepolarizations and arrhythmias. Basic research in cardiology, 111 1, 4

Anjak, Ahmad; López-Candales, Angel; Lopez, Francisco R; Harris, David; Elwing, Jean 2014. Objective measures of right ventricular function during exercise: results of a pilot study. Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.), 31 4, 508-15

Lather, Navneet; Niziolek, Kyle; Toth, Peter; Harris, David M 2014. Calcific embolization with infective endocarditis involving the posterior mitral leaflet in a patient with underlying hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis, ,

Piehler KM, Wong TC, Puntil KS, Zareba KM, Lin K, Harris DM, Deible CR, Lacomis JM, Czeyda-Pommersheim F, Cook SC, Kellman P and Schelbert EB 2013. Free-Breathing Motion- Corrected Late Gadolinium Enhancement Is Robust and Extends Risk Stratification of Vulnerable Patients. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging, ,

Byrnes AA, Harris DM, Atabani SF, Sabundayo BP, Langan SJ, et al 2008. Immune activation and IL-12 production during acute/early HIV infection in the absence and presence of highly active, antiretroviral therapy. J Leukoc Biol., 84 , 1447-1453

Hanley DF, Naff NJ, Harris DM 2006. Intraventricular Hemorrhage: Presentation and Management Options. Seminars in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke, 5 3, 209-216

Pitari GM, Baksh RI, Harris DM, Li P, Kazerounian S, Waldman SA 2006. Interuption of homologous desensitization in cGMP signaling restores colon cancer cytostasis by bacterial enterotoxins. Clin. Pharmacol. Ther, 79 2, 13

Pitari GM, Ribaksh RI, Harris DM, Li P, Kazerounian S, Waldman SA 2005. Interuption of Homologous Desensitization in Cyclic Guanosine 3’, 5’-Monophosphate Signaling Restores Colon Cancer Cytostasis by Bacterial Enterotoxins. Cancer Research, 65 , 11129-11135