Benjamin S. Harris, M.D., M.P.H.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Eligible
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Libby was just amazing. We had a long journey and she was right there with us in the trenches. She was our third fertility doctor. She thought outside the box, was willing to try new things, was open to our questions, and used her team to help us.

I went through IVF with Dr. Humm. I felt heard, comforted, and comfortable the whole way. The support staff were beyond fantastic and turned what would have been a scary experience, into something that my husband and I never felt like we were navigating alone.

Dr. Libby listened to our every concern and communicated with us when we needed it, never making us feel pushed to the side or that she was to busy to be there for us.

From the first consultation until our final appointment Dr. Doyle was empathetic, compassionate, and very easy to talk to. He reviewed my diagnosis and treatments each step of the way and changed our protocols accordingly to result in a positive and viable pregnancy.

I had an ultrasound and an HSG done at the Norfolk office. Every staff member was amazing – so gentle, comforting and supportive. I’m very grateful for that.

Dr. Banks is attentive, kind, and professional. She answered all of our questions.

Biography

Benjamin S. Harris, M.D., M.P.H., is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) and board eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Dr. Harris earned his medical degree and Master’s of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed his residency training in OB/GYN at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, where he served as an Administrative Chief Resident. From there, Dr. Harris continued his training at Duke University Medical Center to complete his fellowship in REI. During this time, Dr. Harris was recognized for his excellence in research, education, and leadership.  

Dr. Harris is an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and serves as the associate program director of the SGF Jones Institute fellowship for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.   

Dr. Harris currently serves on the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) Health Disparities Special Interest Group; the Education Committee, Resident Education Sub-committee, and the Practice Committee Guideline Task Force on Fertility Drugs and Cancer. He served on the ASRM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. 

As an avid researcher, Dr. Harris has contributed to numerous publications and presentations exploring such topics as fibroids, in vitro fertilization (IVF) protocols, and preimplantation genetic testing. Dr. Harris is committed to evidence-based fertility practice, continuous improvement, and advancing the field through research and innovation. 

Passionate about educating patients and helping them understand the concepts underlying their unique set of reproductive circumstances, Dr. Harris sees patients at SGF Richmond’s Stony Point and Henrico Doctors’ – Forest location. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. 

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 
  • Graduate: Master’s in Public Health, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health 
  • Duke University School of Medicine Golden Apple Teaching Award  
  • Duke University School of Medicine Appleseed Teaching Award (2015,2016) 
  • Duke University Feagin Leadership Scholar  
  • Duke OB/GYN Peter Cartwright Humanism Award  
  • Duke OB/GYN Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Commendation (2021,2022) 
  • Duke OB/GYN Outstanding Intern Teaching Award 
  • Duke OB/GYN Outstanding Resident in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility  
  • First Place Winner, Charles B. Hammond Annual Resident Research Day for abstract “External Validation of Prediction Models for Successful Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)” 
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)  
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)  
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI)
  • National Medical Association (NMA)
  • Zanolli N*, Bishop KC, Kuller JA, Price TM, Harris BS. Fibroids and Fertility: A Comparison of Myomectomy and Uterine Artery Embolization on Fertility and Reproductive Outcomes. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. Accepted for publication. February 2022. 
  • Harris BS, Muasher SJ. Do not increase the burden for poor responders. Fertility and Sterility. Accepted for publication. Jan. 2022. 
  • Adkins LD, Harris BS, Gesher C, Reynolds T, Branford K, Baldwin M, Dotters-Katz, S. Understanding patient evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB): a standardized patient case on AUB for OB/GYN clerkship students. MedEdPORTAL. 2022;18:11216. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11216 
  • Harris BS, Jahandideh S, Devine K. How far should we go to avoid PIO?. Fertility and Sterility. 2022;Jan; 117(1):104-105. Doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.11.023. Epub 2021 Dec 3. 
  • Harris BS, Acharya KS, Weber JM, Truong T, Eaton JL. Can a higher AMH mitigate some of the age-related decline in pregnancy rates? The association between AMH and live birth among women over 40 undergoing in vitro fertilization. F&S Reports. 2021 Sep 8; 2(4):440- 447. Doi: 10.1016/j.xfre.2021.08.009. eCollection 2021 Dec. 
  • 0.Chung EH, Acharya CR, Harris BS, Acharya KS. Development of a fertility risk calculator to predict individualized chance of ovarian failure after chemotherapy. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2021 Sep 8. doi: 10.1007/s10815-021-02311-0. Online ahead of print. 
  • Peipert BJ*, Spinosa D, Howell EP, Weber JM, Truong T, Harris BS. Innovations in Infertility: a comprehensive analysis of the ClinicalTriaks.gov database. Fertility and Sterility. 2021 July 10;S0015-0282(21)00507-0. Doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.06.013. 
  • Harris BS, Jukic AMZ, Steiner AZ. Ovarian Reserve Biomarkers and Menstrual Cycle Length in a Prospective Cohort Study. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2021 Mar 27; 106(9):e3748-e3759. doi:10.1210/clinem/dgab204. Online ahead of print. 
  • Harris BS, Bishop KC, Kuller JA, Alkilany S, Price TM, Preimplantation Genetic Testing: A Review of Current Modalities, F&S Reviews (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xfnr.2020.10.001
  • Chung EH*, Harris BS, Muasher SJ, Kuller, J. The Risk of Congenital Anomalies by Fertility Treatment Modality. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. 2021 Jan;76(1):37-47. doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000855.PMID: 33506877 
  • Shaia KL, Acharya KS, Harris BS, Weber JM, Truong T, Muasher SJ. Total Follicle stimulating hormone dose is negatively correlated with live births in a donor/recipient model with fresh transfer: an analysis of 8,627 cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Registry. Fertility and Sterility. 2020 June 17: S0015-0282 (20)30388. doi: 10.1016./j.fertnstert.2020.04.027. 
  • Howell EP*, Harris BS, Kuller JA, Acharya KS. Pre-conception Evaluation Prior to In-Vitro Fertilization. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. 75(6):359-368, June 2020. 

Q&A

I became a physician to help people and serve my community. I pursued a career in reproductive endocrinology to help patients solve complex problems related to their reproductive health and fertility. I am passionate about working together with patients to achieve their goals through providing a collaborative and educational experience.  

SGF puts the patient first. The foundation of our practice is based on doing what is best for our patients, promoting a strong patient-physician relationship, and fostering teamwork through collaborative care. We are constantly striving to improve the care we provide through education, research, and innovation. In doing so, we can enhance the experience of every single patient as we work toward achieving their fertility goals. 

Every patient has a unique set of experiences, hopes, fears, and goals that can inform the way that I provide care to them. To connect with them, I always start by listening to their story. I am passionate about education and helping patients to understand the concepts underlying their unique set of reproductive circumstances. This way, we can work together to set goals, develop a personalized treatment plan, and work toward achieving their fertility goals.  

I am inspired by my patients and those who have sacrificed and supported me throughout my journey to become a physician, OB/GYN, and reproductive endocrinologist. I would not be here today without the support and encouragement from family, mentors, and colleagues.


My parents, who are both physicians, overcame many challenges to have successful careers in medicine. I have always been inspired by their dedication, work ethic, compassion, and commitment to our community. Through their inspiration, I have always prioritized education, giving back to those behind me, and training the next generation.

Externally, I am laid back and humble. Internally, I am curious, hardworking, and focused. Importantly, I am nonjudgmental and a good listener.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends during time away from work. My hobbies include weightlifting, high intensity interval training, and spending time at the beach. I like to travel and look forward to future exploration. As a North Carolinian, I am an avid supporter of all things UNC (Go heels!) and the Carolina Panthers.  

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