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James William Harbour, MD    

Professor of Ophthalmology,
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Vice Chair for Translational Research
Dr. Mark J. Daily Endowed Chair
Director of Ocular Oncology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Interim Associate Director of Basic Research
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Miami, Florida

Dr. Harbour is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, the
Vice Chair for Translational Research, the Dr. Mark J. Daily Endowed Chair, and the Director of Ocular Oncology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. He is also the Interim Associate Director of Basic Research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.


Dr. Harbour is an internationally recognized expert in ocular oncology, having presented more than 300 scientific lectures and published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. He completed his MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1990, and clinical fellowships in retinal diseases and surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and ocular oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Harbour previously served as the Paul A. Cibis Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and as a Professor in the Departments of Cell Biology & Physiology and Medicine (Division of Molecular Oncology) at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. He was also a member of the medical staffs of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and St. Lukes Hospital in St. Louis for 16 years.

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