- ABMS Certification:
- Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Disease
- Clinical Practice:
- Pulmonary & Respiratory Care
Medical Director, Adult Asthma Program
- Assistant Professor
Drew Harris is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Pulmonary & Critical Care and Public Health Sciences. He is the Co-Director of the Pulmonary Allergy Collaborative Clinic (“PACC”), the Medical Director of the Black Lung Program at Stone Mountain Health Services, the Course Director of “Community-Partnered Medicine” at the UVA School of Medicine, and the Founder & Co-Director of the Common Cause Medical Legal Partnership at UVA.
Dr. Harris’s research interests include 1) community-engagement, 2) implementation science, and 3) pulmonary health disparities. His primary research program is a community-engaged collaboration between the Legal Aid Justice Center, the UVA departments of medicine, social work and public health sciences. Common Cause brings together a multidisciplinary team to identify and address social determinants of health that impact asthma in disadvantaged communities. This program is funded the ATS, the Chest Foundation and by a career development award through the mentored training in implementation science (MTIS) program at Washington University in St. Louis. His other research focus is in addressing pulmonary health disparities in Appalachia. One example of his engagement in Appalachia includes the development of Appalachian Project ECHO: Pulmonary Health, which is a partnership between the UVA Division of Pulmonary Medicine, the UVA Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth, Stone Mountain Health Services and the Health Wagon.
Originally from Pennsylvania, he completed his undergraduate work at Emory University where he studied health economics and played rugby. Thereafter, he returned back to Pennsylvania for medical school at the University of Pittsburgh where he met his wife (also a UVA physician). He then returned to Emory University where he completed his internal medicine residency & chief residency at Grady Memorial Hospital. Afterwards, he served for two years in the Indian Health Service at Tuba City Regional Hospital in Arizona, where he learned to shoot archery and spent many nights in a tent with his family. He then completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Yale University in 2017. Dr. Harris has been at UVA since 2017.
The Pulmonary Allergy Collaborative Clinic or “PACC” is a partnership between the University of Virginia’s Division of Allergy, Immunology & Asthma along with the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. This clinic is located in the UVA Primary Care Center and occurs on selected Wednesday and Friday afternoons. This clinic is focused on caring for patients with severe asthma as well as other eosinophilic or allergic lung diseases such as Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA) and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA).
The two doctors who lead the clinic are Dr. Larry Borish (Allergy & Immunology) and Dr. Drew Harris (Pulmonary) who work in tandem, each providing their unique expertise in helping establish diagnoses and collaboratively develop treatment plans. Advanced asthma therapies such as biological medications and bronchial thermoplasty are treatment options often discussed with PACC patients.
- University of Pittsburgh
- Emory University
- Yale University