Chris Harmon

Chris Harmon

Dr. Harmon is a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in advanced endoscopy. He comes to Peak Gastroenterology Associates from his practice in central Virginia. After completing internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Virginia, Dr. Harmon also completed an additional fellowship training in advanced endoscopy at Virginia Tech/Carilion Clinic.

Advanced endoscopy techniques include ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound. These techniques are used in the evaluation and management of pancreas and biliary diseases and often assist in the staging/diagnosis of cancers of the rectum, esophagus, stomach, pancreas and within the chest. Dr. Harmon is well versed in management of complex esophagus and other GI luminal strictures with stent and dilation interventions.

Dr. Harmon prides himself in providing excellent and compassionate clinical care. He is excited to be a part of Peak Gastroenterology Associates.

  • Medical School – Marshall University School of Medicine
  • Residency – University of Virginia
  • Fellowship – University of Virginia
  • Advanced Fellowship – Virginia Tech/Carillon Clinic
  • Ph.D. in Toxicology – Marshall University School of Medicine
  1. A Mechanistic Study in the Nephrotoxicity of P-aminophenol (renal toxic metabolite of acetaminophen)
  2. In vitro toxicity of 2- and 4-chloroanaline: comparisons with 4-amino-3-chlorophenol, 2-amino-5-chlorophenol, and amino phenol
  3. Cephaloridine in vitro toxicity and accumulation in renal slices from normoglycemic and diabetic rats
  4. 2-Amino-5-chlorophenol toxicity in renal cortical slices from Fischer 344 rats: effect of antioxidants and sulfhydryl agents
  5. Risk factors for early hospital readmission after cardiac operations
  6. S-adenosylmethioine attenuates acetaminophen hepatotoxicity in C57BL/6 mice
  7. Time-dependent effect of paminophenol (PAP) toxicity in renal slices and development of oxidative stress
  8. Pyruvate reduces 4-aminophenol in vitro toxicity
  9. Management of patient with nocturnal GERD
  10. Herpes simplex virus hepatitis after renal transplantation
  11. Characterization of a novel model for investigation of radiocontrast nephrotoxiciity
  12. Mechanical pleurodesis aided by peritoneal drainage: a novel procedure for refractory hepatic hydrothorax
  13. Ethnic variation in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis]
  14. Combination of corticosteroids and anidulafungin associated with acute liver injury and hepatic encephalopathy – synergistic toxicity
  15. Treatment approaches in dyspepsia
  16. Inflammation in NASH
  • McPherson Award for Excellence in Research
  • Expert Reviewer – American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Academic Skills Workshop Travel Award
  • Young Scientist Award
  • National Institutes of Health LRP Award
  • Expert Reviewer – Liver International
  • National Institutes of Health T32 Fellowship Training Grant
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Travel Award
  • Polan Award – Highest academic standing (first in class ranking)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Toxicology Travel Award
  • Academic Achievement Award (perfect academic record)
  • Suma cum laude
  • Medical Student Academic Achievement Award
  • Joan C. Edwards Scholar
  • John Marshall Scholar
  • Sigma Xi Research Award