Jason H. Harms, M.D.

Jason H. Harms, M.D.

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Locations


Education

Undergraduate:
- Emory University, B.S. (Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology) and B.A. (Political Science) 2005-2009, Atlanta, GA

Medical School:
- Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Doctor of Medicine, 2010-2014, Augusta, GA

Residency:
- Augusta University 2014-2019, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Augusta, GA

Fellowship:
- West Virginia University 2019-2020, Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship, Morgantown, West Virginia


Biography

Jason H. Harms, M.D. is a fellowship-trained, orthopedic spine specialist. Dr. Harms is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, where he received his medical degree, and completed dual undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology and Political Science, at Emory University, in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Harms completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Augusta Univeristy Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.He completed his Spine Surgery Fellowship at West Virginia University as one of the AOSpine North America Fellows, focusing on complex cervical and lumbar deformity correction, as well as all other aspects of spine surgery.

He currently holds a membership with AOSpine North America.

In his free time, Dr. Harms enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, as well as their labradoodle, biking, boating, and working in his shop.


Research

Foster A, Harms J, Ange B, Rossen B, Lok B, et. al. Empathic Communication in Medical Students’ Interactions with Mental Health Virtual Patient Scenarios: A Descriptive Study Using the Empathic Communication Coding System. Austin J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2014;1(3): 6

2013, A randomized controlled study using virtual patients to enhance medical students’ empathic communication, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, PI: Foster, $ 25,000.

Karnes J, Harms J, France J, Anderson P.An Analysis of Fracture Collapse in Thoracolumbar Fractures Selected for Non-Operative Management.Currently in progress.

Presentations

Empathy: assessment, teaching methods and simulation pilot data; Harms, J, Foster, A; GRU Educational Grand Rounds, Jan 24, 2013

An Analysis of Empathy in Medical Students’ Interactions with Virtual Patients; Foster, A, Harms J, Rossen B, Lind DS, Kotranza A, Lok B, Palladino C; plenary presentation at ADMSEP annual meeting, Blaine, WA, June 15, 2012.

An Analysis of Fracture Collapse in Thoracolumbar Fractures Selected for Non-Operative Management. Karnes J, Harms J, France J, Anderson P; podium presentation at AOSNA Fellows Forum, held by Zoom, May 7, 2020.


Memberships & Associations

  • AOSpine North America