Dr. James Harrison MD, PHD

  • Pathology Charlottesville, VA

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Dr. James Harrison, MD, PHD is a Doctor primarily located in Charlottesville, VA, with another office in New Orleans, LA. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Pathology. Dr. Harrison is affiliated with University of Virginia Medical Center, University Of Virginia Health System and Tulane University Hospital & Clinic. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. James Harrison has the following 10 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.


A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.


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Locations & Directions

University of Virginia Medical Center

1215 Lee St
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Tulane University Hospital & Clinic

1430 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

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