Research Publications, Peer Reviewed:

  1. Harbison SP.  Elastase accumulation in shed blood for autologus transfusion.  Critical Care Medicine 17(4):42, 1989.
  2. Harbison SP, Regehr G.  Faculty and resident opinions regarding the role of morbidity and mortality conference.  American Journal of Surgery 177(2):136-9, Feb. 1999.
  3. Weese JL, Harbison SP, Stiller GD, Henry DH, Fisher SA.  Neoadjuvant chemotherapy, radical resection with intraoperative radiation therapy:  Improved treatment for gastric adenocarcinoma.  Surgery 128(4):564-571, Oct. 2000.
  4. Indes J, Gaughan J, Harbison SP. Diagnostic impact of laparoscopy on gallbladder cancer. HPB, June 2004.
  5. Parkman HP, Harbison SP. The GI surgeon and gastroparesis. Practical Gastroenterology 31(5):187-195, May 2007.
  6. Newmark JL, Hernandez E, Grewahl H, Milner R, Harbison SP, Dandolu V.  Correlating virtual reality and box trainer tasks in the assessment of laparoscopic surgical skills.  American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 197(5):546.e1-4, Nov. 2007.
  7. Maranki JL, Lytes V, Meilahn JE, Harbison S, Friedenberg FK, Fisher RS, Parkman HP.  Predictive factors for clinical improvement with Enterra gastric electric stimulation treatment for refractory gastroparesis.  Digestive Diseases & Science 53(8):2072-8, Aug. 2008 (Epub Dec. 14, 2007).
  8. Harberson J, Thomas RM, Harbison SP, Parkman HP.  Gastric neuromuscular pathology in gastroparesis: Analysis of full-thickness antral biopsies.  Digestive Diseases & Science 55(2):359-370, Feb. 2010.
  9. Keller D, Parkman H, Boucek DO, Sankineni A, Meilahn JE, Gaughan JP, Harbison S.  Surgical outcomes after gastric stimulator placement for refractory gastroparesis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 17(4):620-626, Apr. 2013 (Epub Jan. 29, 2013).

Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications:

  1. Harbison SP, Dempsey DT.  Peptic ulcer disease. [Review] Current Problems in Surgery 42(6):346-454, June 2005.

Contributions to Peer-Reviewed Clinical Research Publications, Participation Cited but not by Authorship: None

Research Publications, Non-Peer Reviewed:

  1. Harbison SP.  Back to basics.  Focus on Surgical Education Newsletter of the Association for Surgical Education 17(3):Summer 2000.

Abstracts (Last 3 Years):

  1. Keller D, Parkman H, Harbison S.  Surgical outcomes after gastric stimulator placement. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA, May 2012.

Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports:

  1. Harbison SP.  Practice what we teach. [Editorial] Focus on Surgical Education Newsletter of the Association for Surgical Education 16(2):Spring 1999.
  2. Harbison SP.  Tenet Healthcare Corporation resurrects Allegheny: A two edged sword. [Editorial] Newsletter of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Spring 1999.
  3. Harbison SP.  House Bill 50 may undermine patient care. [Editorial] Newsletter of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Fall 1999.
  4. Harbison SP, Albo D, Arnoletti JP, Bailey H, Clarke J, Jensen M, Isenberg GA, Kaplan L, Lynch TG, McKinsey J, Poenaru D, Sigman H, Wolfson P.  Surgical curriculum development.   In Jacobs DM, Poenaru D (eds.): Surgical Educator’s Handbook.  Association for Surgical Education, 2002, 88-113 (available via website download
  5. Dempsey DT, Harbison SP.  Ileus and obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract. Chap. 88 in Wachter RM, Goldman L, Hollander H (eds.):  Hospital Medicine, 2nd Edition. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005, 873-882.
  6. Harbison SP, Dempsey DT.  Mechanical disorders of the stomach, duodenum, and intestine. Chap. 28 in Miller TA (ed.): Modern Surgical Care, 3rd Edition.  New York: Informa Healthcare, 2006, 587-598.
  7. Harbison SP.  Intubation of the stomach and small intestine.  Chap. 52 in Vol. I of Dempsey DT, Klein AS, Pemberton JH, Peters JH (eds.): Shackelfords Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders/Elsevier, 2006, 749-759.
  8. Harbison SP, Dempsey DT.  Mallory-Weiss Syndrome. In Cameron JL (ed.): Current Surgical Therapy, 9th Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby, 2008, 98-102.
  9. Bhavsar T, Saeed-Vafa D, Harbison S, Inniss S. Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma in an adult: Case report and review of the literature. [Case Report] World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology 1(5):171-176, Dec 2010



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