Mr. Anthony Harris, M.B.B.S, F.R.C.S, is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon by profession and currently serves as the Director of Medical Services for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Tony, as he is affectionately known, received his secondary education at Harrison College in Barbados, where he received a Barbados scholarship in 1977. He subsequently began his medical education at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus where he attained a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science (M.B.B.S) degree and was awarded the pre-clinical gold medal. On completion of his MBBS, he returned to Barbados and assumed duty at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he held a number of junior posts.
In 1988, Mr. Harris obtained his fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons (F.R.C.S) in Edinburgh, Scotland; and returned to the QEH as a Senior Registrar in the Department of Surgery. In 1994, Tony was promoted once again, to the position of Consultant Surgeon. This promotion followed his return from North Shore University Hospital in New York where he trained in cardiothoracic surgery. Mr. Harris immediately put his newfound expertise to good use by providing cardiothoracic surgical services to Barbadians and our Caribbean neighbours. Previously, all persons requiring cardiac surgery were referred to the USA but Tony’s training in cardiothoracic surgery spurred the birth of cardiac surgery in Barbados; and the extension of cardiothoracic surgical services to the Caribbean region.
Mr. Harris is a former Associate Lecturer with the University of the West Indies and has served in various capacities outside of the medical field. Mr. Harris is a founding member of the Caribbean College of Surgeons, a member of the Barbados Medical Council, and he is also an avid golfer.