Bernard A. Harris, Jr. M.D.

Chair, Texas Medical Center

Bernard A. Harris Jr. was appointed to Chairman of the Texas Medical Center Board of Directors. Dr. Harris has been a member of the TMC board since 2018. Dr. Harris is currently CEO and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc. a venture capital firm, that invest in early to mid-stage healthcare technologies and companies. He is also Founder of the Harris Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports math/science education and crime prevention programs for America’s youth. A former Astronaut for NASA, Dr. Harris has traveled over 7.2 million miles in space and was named the first African American to walk in space 1995.

TMC is privileged to have Dr. Harris co-lead the TMC Board of Directors with our Chairman, Downey Bridgwater.


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