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Published on May 28, 2020

Harrison Named Medical Professional of the Year

Dr. Stanley Harrison’s work with high school athletics garnered him the honor.


Greensboro – Stanley Harrison, MD, has been named the Medical Professional of the Year by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA.) Harrison received the association’s inaugural Dr. Tim Taft Medical Professional of the Year award. It is one of 8 awards presented by the association this year.

Dr. Harrison and team

Dr. Harrison on field 

Harrison is a general orthopedist and sports medicine doctor at Cone Health Medical Group OrthoCare Reidsville. He is also the director of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Annie Penn Hospital, a role he has served in since 2004. 

Since 1997, Harrison has been the team physician for the Reidsville High School Rams football team. Harrison has been a member of the NCHSAA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee since 2010. “I am honored to receive an award named for Dr. Taft, a true giant in the field of sports medicine. Thank you to the NCHSAA, my family, the Reidsville coaches, the athletic director and the parents for allowing me to take care of their children. To God be the glory,” says Harrison. 

The award is the latest for Harrison and not his first involving a high school. His was recognized by his alma mater. Harrison was inducted into the Matawan Regional High School Hall of Fame in 2004. He won the third-place award for the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society Fellows Research Award in 1997 and a Community Leadership Award in Matawan, New Jersey, in 1995. 

Harrison was in the US Army Reserve Medical Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was honorably discharged in 2004, with the rank of major.