Paul C. Harris, M.D. has been the medical director of Parker Performance Institute since its origination in 2019, overseeing the medical operations of the Institute.
As a native Texan, Dr. Harris spent his early years in West Texas before moving to the Dallas area prior to high school. He graduated from Irving High School and attended Austin College, in Sherman, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He was a member of the Psi Chi honor society in psychology at Austin College. Dr. Harris attended The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School following college and graduated in 1984. Following medical school graduation he completed a family practice internship at Texas Tech Regional Health Center in Odessa, Texas. He then completed four years on active duty in the United States Air Force during which he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. Following his honorable discharge from active duty Dr. Harris returned to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Memorial Hospital for his three years of Neurology training. After practicing general neurology in West Texas for some twenty years he returned to the Dallas/Fort Worth area where he has practiced as a Neurohospitalist and more recently in private practice in the Arlington area.
In 2019, Dr. Harris was approached by Parker University to participate in the formation of what is now Parker performance Institute. He has served as Medical Director and Chairman of the Board for the institute since its inception. He has been proud to be a part of something special at Parker where he strives to help patients with all manner of neurologic problems to live the best and most functional life possible. The team at Parker Performance Institute believe that providing the best possible care will allow patients to function at the best possible level and Dr. Harris is proud to be part of this team of outstanding individuals.
During his free time, Dr. Harris enjoys playing golf and working in his woodshop building period reproduction furniture. He also enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with the grandkids.