Dr. Isiah Harris

Dr. Isiah Harris, REI at Reproductive Science Center of the SF Bay Area

Isiah Harris, MD

Reproductive Endocrinologist (REI)

About Dr. Harris | Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dr. Isiah Harris earned his Bachelor of Science at Duke University and his Master of Science in clinical science at University of Colorado Denver. He attended medical school at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where he served as chairman for Women’s Health Interest Group and co-chairman for Medical Students for Choice. He completed his clinical fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was a fellow in reproductive endocrinology & infertility at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver.

Dr. Harris has been recognized with over 20 prestigious awards, including the Patients’ Choice Award four years in a row and the award for Outstanding Teaching in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School three separate times. He served as vice president for Duke University’s alumni committee and continues to be associated with several associations, such as Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Society for Reproductive Surgeons, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and ASRM Health Disparities Special Interest Group.

His special interests include recurrent pregnancy loss and diminished ovarian reserve. He has a compassionate approach to treatment and was presented with the Most Compassionate Doctor award by American Registry in 2011.

He loves interacting with his patients and being a part of their reproductive journey. Helping individuals and couples navigate reproduction, one of the most fundamental components of human existence, is what drew him to be a fertility doctor and pursue fertility medicine. He knows how difficult the fertility journey can be and does his best to absorb and relieve any stress or anxieties his patients experience, resulting in many of his patients praising him for his outstanding bedside manner.

Dr. Harris was a former scholarship athlete throughout his time at Duke University where he played soccer. He is from a Jamaican family and has an undying love for Jamaican cuisine.

More than anything I am proud of the fact that we have been so successful in building so many families and making myriad dreams come true. Our children are our legacy and greatest gift, and to be able to offer that experience to so many people is certainly a source of tremendous personal pride for me.
Dr. Harris

An introduction to fertility specialist Dr. Isiah Harris


  • Bachelor of Science: Duke University
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of California San Francisco
  • Master of Science in clinical sciences: University of Colorado Denver
  • Clinical fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship in reproductive endocrinology & infertility: University of Colorado Hospital, Denver


  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Invited speaker for Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellows Retreat
  • Most Compassionate Doctor Award (presented by American Registry based on independent patient surveys)
  • Patients’ Choice Award (awarded to the top 5% of active physicians based on independent patient surveys) in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011
  • University of Colorado Academic Enrichment Fund Research Grant ($12,000)
  • National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs’ Annual Distinguished Leadership Award (national award for distinguished career achievement and unparalleled leadership)
  • Doc Rocks Award, University of Colorado Hospital patient-initiated recognition of excellence in clinical care
  • Harvard Medical School Award for Outstanding Teaching in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Nominee, Harvard Medical School Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Years 3 & 4)
  • Harvard Medical School Award for Outstanding Teaching in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Guest Lectureship Award and Honorarium from Reading Hospital and Medical Center
  • Finalist, American College of Surgeons’ Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching
  • Harvard Medical School Award for Outstanding Teaching in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Thesis distinction, University of California San Francisco for research in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences
  • Extern Scholarship Award, MEDICC/Emory University School of Nursing for travel to, and clinical work and education in, Havana, Cuba
  • Student Ambassador Fellowship, University of California San Francisco for curricular development
  • Bassett Society Medical Scholarship Award, Duke University
  • Traveler’s Research Fellowship, Cornell University’s Weill Medical College Department of Immunology
  • Cosen Research Fellowship, Duke University Department of Cytogenetics
  • NCAA Scholar Athlete Award
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Academic Excellence Award and four year scholarship
  • Brother Laurence Allen General Excellence Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership and Service
  • Bank of America Achievement Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science


      • Harris ID and Polotsky AJ. SGI 2012: what’s new in obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive medicine; an update from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. Women’s Health, Jul 2012;8(4):359-361.
      • Harris ID, Python J, Roth L, Alvero R, Murray S and Schlaff WD. Physician’s perspectives and practices regarding the fertility management of obese patients. Fertility and Sterility. Oct 2011;96(4):991-992.
      • Harris ID, Fronczak C, Roth L, and Meacham R. Fertility and the aging male. Reviews in Urology. 2011;13(4):e184-190.
      • Harris ID and Santoro N. Endocrinology of the ageing female: the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis. Minerva Endocrinol. 2011 Sep;36(3):233-242.
      • Harris ID and Meacham R. Effects of advanced paternal age on fertility and pregnancy. In: UpToDate, Barss V (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2010.
      • Harris ID and Schlaff WD (2010). Irregular bleeding during the menopause transition. In P Marshburn and B Hurst (Eds.), Disorders of menstruation, Chapter 10, pages 153-165. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Limited.
      • Harris ID, Missmer S, Hornstein MD. Poor success of gonadotropin-induced controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and intrauterine insemination for older women. Fertility and Sterility. 2010 Jun;94(1):144-8.
      • Harris ID, Styer AK, Petrozza JC. Sonographer experience does not impact outcomes following ultrasound-guided embryo transfer. Fertility and Sterility. 2009 Sep;92(3):918-22.
      • Harris, ID. Delivering Bad News: An evidence based review. Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology. Volume 27 (4): 1-5. Feb 28, 2007.


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