After receiving his bachelor degree from the University of Georgia Honors Program, Dr. Harper attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia where he served as class president and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha – a medical honor’s society recognizing the top 5% of physicians in the country. It was during medical school that Dr. Harper’s interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery became his passion. He began authoring peer-reviewed articles in some of the most highly regarded medical journals as well as devoted time to research projects in the field.
After completing medical school and his residency in general surgery, Dr. Harper was selected to train in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Emory University – one of the premiere training programs in the world. While at Emory, Dr. Harper had the privilege of being mentored and trained by some of the very best plastic surgeons in the country. As a resident, he was awarded the travel scholarship by the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) and had the great fortune of being sent to Paris, France to study under internationally-recognized icons in the field. In Paris, Dr. Harper adopted different techniques and approaches to many plastic surgery procedures that he has refined and offers to his patients today. Throughout his career, he has authored numerous book chapters and journal articles in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as lectured at international and national symposiums and conferences. He was asked to take part in live surgical demonstrations at the Atlanta Breast Symposium in effort to teach plastic surgeons from around the world techniques to improve patient outcomes and safety.
Dr. Harper has been in the Charlotte area since 2012 and has garnered the reputation as one of the most compassionate and gifted plastic and reconstructive surgeons. He is committed to providing each patient with the individual attention they deserve in order to achieve natural and beautiful results. He is highly regarded in the areas of cosmetic breast and body surgery, revisionary breast surgery, cosmetic surgery after weight loss, and breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients. His dedication to women battling breast cancer is one of his major passions, as he strives to bring hope and encouragement at a difficult time.
Dr. Harper is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is married and has two beautiful children, Wyatt and Yates. He enjoys traveling, snow-skiing and spending time with his family.