William Harford, M.D.

Professor

Department: Internal Medicine

Biography

 Dr. Harford was born in the United States and attended high school in Monterrey, Mexico. He received a BA in psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1968. He worked at St. Luke’s Hospital Center in New York City for one year prior to entering medical school at UT Southwestern. He remained at UT Southwestern to complete his residency in internal medicine (1973-1976) and fellowship in gastroenterology (1976-1978). Dr. Harford spent the next 10 years in the private practice of gastroenterology in Dallas, then joined the faculty of UT Southwestern. Since 1988, he has been a fulltime faculty member and director of GI Endoscopy at the Dallas VA. He is married to Madeline Harford, MD, a psychiatrist.

Education

Undergraduate Vanderbilt University (1968)
Medical School University of Texas Southwestern Med Ctr Dallas (1973)

Research Interests

  • Colorectal cancer prevention and screening

Publications

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Accuracy of screening for fecal occult blood on a single stool sample obtained by digital rectal examination: a comparison with recommended sampling practice

Collins JF, Lieberman DA, Durbin TE, Weiss DG, and the Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study #380 Group Annals of Internal Medicine 2005 In press

Risk factors for advanced colonic neoplasia and hyperplastic polyps in asymptomatic individuals

Lieberman DA, Prindiville S, Weiss DG, Willett W for the VA Cooperative Study Group 380 JAMA 2003 290 2959-2967

Recurrent bleeding from peptic ulcer associated with adherent clot: a randomized study comparing endoscopic treatment with medical therapy

Bleau BL, Goustout CJ, Sherman KE, Shaw MJ, Harford WV, Keate RF, Bracy WP, Fleischer DE Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2002 56 1-6

Diverticula of the Hypopharynx, Esophagus, Stomach, Jejunum and Ileum

Jeyarajah R, Harford WV Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal Disease, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management 2002 7th edition 359-368

Abdominal Hernias and their Complications, Including Gastric Volvulus

Harford WV, Jeyarajah R Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal Disease, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management 2002 7th edition 369-385

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Honors/Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
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  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
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  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
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  • Gastroenterology Teaching Award 1991
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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy