Originally from Dodge City, Dr. Harris and his family settled in Emporia more than 30 years ago. Two of Dr. Harris’s three children are in healthcare fields with one daughter serving as a nurse in Wichita, KS, and the other daughter as a surgeon in Columbia, MO. Their son is in the vacation home leasing business in Breckenridge, CO.

Following deployment to Rota, Spain as a flight surgeon with the U.S. Navy, Dr. Harris and his wife, Virginia decided to return to the midwest to raise their family and to establish a medical practice.

Dr. Harris remarks that he and Virginia, “We have been fortunate to call Emporia our home. I have taken care of many members of the community over the years. Newman Regional Health has been a wonderful organization to be involved with for this is truly a place where we treat the patient with care and compassion.”

Dr. Harris began practicing medicine in Emporia in 1991 and joined Newman Regional Health Medical Partners as a general surgeon in 2006.

He served as the Hospital’s President from 2021 to 2022.

I would like to thank Dr. Timothy Harris. Two years ago he pushed my insurance company to allow a CT they had previously rejected twice. He was working with my primary doctor to find the source of my lower back pain. 1 hour after the CT was finally allowed, I was informed I had a tumor on my right kidney. If Dr. Harris had not pursued it as hard as he did, I probably would not be cancer-free as I am now. He was very instrumental in finding cancer early before it spread and probably saving my life.
Thank You Dr. Harris.

John – June 2022

“When I had my accident and the wound did not heal I was referred to Dr. Harris. I saw him weekly for approximately 6 weeks. He always answered all my questions along with my wife’s. He also told us what we could expect all along the way. Very grateful to him for saving my leg.”

Dave – Apr 2016

Timothy Harris, DO Credentials and Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
  • Osteopathic Degree D.O., Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Kirksville, MO.
  • General Surgery residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center, Tulsa, OK

Timothy Harris, DO Certifications

  • American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • American Board of Wound Management
  • Certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Timothy Harris, DO Licensure

  • KS State Medical License

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Emporia, KS 66801