• Dr. Miles Harrison, Jr., center, with his children, Kyle '01, Kia '95, and his wife, Wanda Harrison

Dr. Miles Harrison, surgeon, Ten Bears co-author, is Commencement speaker

Miles G. Harrison, Jr., M.D. F.A.C.S., a board certified surgeon and co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Ten Bears, which chronicled the exploits of the first-ever Morgan State College, and HBCU, lacrosse program, will deliver the keynote address to the Friends School Class of 2019 at its Commencement exercises on Tuesday, June 11, at 7:30 pm, on the Friends campus.

A former division head of general surgery at Maryland General Hospital, now the University of Maryland Medical Center-Midtown Campus, where he served until his retirement in 2018, Dr. Harrison also held positions with Surgical Associates at Sinai Hospital, a teaching affiliate of The Johns Hopkins Surgical Residency Training Program, and at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery while maintaining his private practice. In 1994 he founded the breast cancer support group, “Sisters Surviving.”

Born and raised in Baltimore, Md., Dr. Harrison graduated from Forest Park High School, where he earned All-Maryland Scholastic Association honors in football and lacrosse. He received his B.S. degree in Biology from Morgan State College, now Morgan State University, where he was the Biology Department Research Honor Scholarship recipient his senior year.

Dr. Harrison received his M.D. degree from the Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the I.S. Ravdin Prize for aptitude in surgery. He completed his surgical internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and, upon completion, received the Outstanding Chief Surgical Resident Award.

Dr. and Mrs. Wanda Harrison have two children who matriculated at Friends School from Pre-Primary through 12th grade (lifers), Kia Harrison-Wyatt ’95, a certified nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner,  and Kyle Harrison ’01, a professional lacrosse player with the Premier Lacrosse League Redwoods.
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