Håkan Charles-Harris, M.D., RPVI, FACS
Medical Director Comprehensive Breast Institute
At North Shore Medical Center
With over 20 years of surgical experience, including minimally invasive procedures, predominantly in the treatment of breast disease, Dr. Håkan Charles-Harris serves as the Medical Director of the new Comprehensive Breast Institute at North Shore Medical Center. Dr. Charles-Harris has also served as the hospital’s Chief of Surgery, Vice Chief of Staff and as a member of the Medical Executive Committee and the Operations Committee.
Dr. Charles-Harris earned his medical degree from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica and completed his internship and residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Vascular Medicine as well as being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a registered physician in Vascular Interpretation by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, a highly recognized standard of excellence in sonography.
As a leader in education, Dr. Charles-Harris is an assistant professor in surgery at Florida International University’s College of Medicine and is the Medical Director of the FIU Endovascular Institute. He is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Dr. Charles-Harris’ work surrounds the goal of high quality and community health education. After working in the Caribbean and North America, Dr. Charles-Harris brought his broad practical and theoretical background to South Florida in 2000. His Medical Directorship of the Breast Institute serves as an integral part of his goal in raising the standards of healthcare, and in particular, breast cancer awareness.
With over 3,000 breast procedures performed in the last five years, Dr. Charles-Harris brings expertise and high standards to the Comprehensive Breast Institute. Through a passion for helping women and their families live stronger and healthier lives, Dr. Charles-Harris plays a leading role in providing our community with a sanctuary for compassion, education, and high quality breast care at the Comprehensive Breast Institute.