A. Epes Harris, Jr.

Born: 1925
Education: Medical College of Virginia
Position at VCU: VCU School of Medicine
Died: 1988

Epes Harris was born in Blackstone, Virginia, in the house his grandfather built. Following his graduation from Hampden-Sydney College, he went on to study at Medical College of Virginia, from which he graduated in 1951. A charter diplomate of the American Board of Family Physicians, Harris was passionate about training young physicians for futures in family health care. Along with his brother Dr. James Harris and colleague Dr. Stuart White, Harris founded the Blackstone Family Practice Center. He was instrumental in the 1970 establishment of the Medical College of Virginia's Family Practice residency program in Blackstone, and for this work he was honored as a Virginia Cultural Laureate just prior to his death in 1988. The VCU Department of Family Medicine and Population Health Harris-Mayo Chair is endowed in honor of him and his colleague, Dr. Fitzhugh Mayo.

Location: Tompkins-McCaw Library