Edward M. Mairura, MD
John R. Harris, MD
John Harris and Edward Mairura came to their love of orthopedic medicine via different routes. “During medical school, my uncle was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the pelvis,” Dr. Mairura said. “I took him to his appointments at the Mayo Clinic and met his treating orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Michael Yaszemski. I was intrigued by his level of compassion for my family, knowledge, bedside manner, and communication skills. Dr. Yaszemski kept in touch with me and offered me the opportunity to work in his lab performing research. It was during this time I decided to become an orthopedic surgeon; to one day help people the way Dr. Yaszemski helped my uncle.”
Like Dr. Mairura, Dr. Harris knew he wanted to practice medicine, to “help change people’s lives with new and exciting medical technology”. But it was an interest in woodworking, during his med school years, that sparks his interest in orthopedics. “I fell in love with orthopedics from the first case I saw that involved drills, screwdrivers, and tools that were just like the ones in my garage. It was fascinating, and I was hooked,” he said.
While he is fellowship trained in sports and arthroscopy, Dr. Harris really enjoys performing shoulder and knee replacements, fractures “from top to bottom” and especially knee and shoulder arthroscopy, and treating injuries such as ACL and meniscus tears, rotator cuff injuries and shoulder dislocations. “I also take care of pediatric sports injuries and trauma,” he said.
Dr. Mairura performs general orthopedic surgery with a special interest in trauma, total knee replacements, anterior hip replacements, arthroscopic treatment of the knee, carpal tunnel, and trigger fingers. “I love listening to my patients’ needs and providing them with the best evidence-based options that maximize non-surgical treatment, considering surgery only after a thorough understanding of all other options.”
“Professionally, my goal is to get patients and athletes—of all ages—back to their particular activity or sport as soon and safely as possible, returning them to their very best,” Dr. Harris said.
“Personally, I aim to show Christ’s love in all I do, and hopefully, help point patients back to God, to show His love and mercy in the tough times and give Him all the glory for the good outcomes.”
Dr. Harris is married with his fifth child on the way. He and his wife, Lincoln, are active members of First Baptist Church Mansfield and support local down syndrome awareness events. “I love doing local sports physicals and covering local football games as a team physician,” he said.
Dr. Mairura provides career mentorships to young adults interested in a medical career and serves as church leader in the health ministry serving healthcare needs of the underserved. He and his wife, Selina, enjoy spending time with extended family and their church community. They enjoy Sundays at Joe Pool lake and cheering the Minnesota Vikings.
2975 East Broad
Mansfield, Texas 76063