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Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr.

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Chief Executive Officer and Manag...

Phone: (713) ***-****  HQ Phone
Vesalius Ventures Inc
1330 Post Oak Road Suite 1550
Houston , Texas 77056
United States

Company Description: Vesalius Ventures is a venture capital firm created for diversified investments, targeting large but unmet market needs, compelling technologies, exceptional...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MD
  • MBA
  • Doctorate of Medicine
    Texas Tech University School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science , Biology
    University of Houston
  • Master of Medical Science
    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Master of Business Administration ( MBA
    University of Houston
  • M.D.
  • M.B.A
  • M.B.A.
  • bachelor's degree , science
    University of Houston
  • master's degree , medical science
    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • doctorate
    Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Monebo, 5 Feb 2015 [cached]
Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr. M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P. Dr. Harris is currently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, a venture capital firm, that invests in early to mid stage Healthcare technologies and companies. Prior to Vesalius Ventures, he was at NASA, a veteran astronaut for over eighteen years, he has logged more than 438 hours and traveled over 7.2 million miles in space. Currently, he is on the Board for the Houston Angel Network, Houston Technology Center and BioHouston. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Monebo Technologies, RMD Networks, U.S. Physical Therapy (Nasdaq: USPH), Sterling Bancshares (Nasdaq: SBIB), and the Space Agency. Dr. Harris is also the founder and president of the Harris Foundation, which supports math and science education and crime prevention programs for America's youth. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from Stony Brook University (SUNY), Morehouse School of Medicine, and University of Hartford, NASA Space Flight Medal, NASA Award of Merit, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and was the recipient of the 2000 Horatio Alger Award.
HTC - Executive Board of Directors Houston Technology Center, 9 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., CEO & Managing Director, Vesalius Ventures
THE CSI MANAGEMENT TEAM, 11 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dr. Bernard Harris Advisor
Dr. Bernard Harris, MD is currently President and CEO of Vesalius Ventures, Inc. Dr. Harris served as a NASA astronaut for fourteen years and flew on two Space Shuttle missions.
He later became Vice President and Chief Scientist of SPACEHAB, Inc., and Vice President of Business Development for Space Media, Inc. Dr. Harris is also a member of the Board of Directors of Houston Technology Center, BioHouston, the Houston Small Business Development Corporation, and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.
Dr. Harris has an MBA from the University of Houston and an MD from Texas Tech University School of Medicine.
80 GULF COAST EMERGING TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES POSITIONED FOR INVESTMENT - 13-Oct-09 press release or news release, 13 Oct 2009 [cached]
Robert Peebler, CEO of ION, is the afternoon keynote speaker and HTC Chairman, Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., will present the 2009 HTC client company graduates.
Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., ..., 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., Director
Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., Director
Dr. Bernard A. Harris joined our Board on August 23, 2005. From 2001, Dr. Harris has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Vesalius Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage medical informatics and technology. From 2006, Dr. Harris has served as a Class III director of Sterling Bancshares, Inc., a bank holding company. From 1996 to 2001, he served as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Space Hab, an aerospace company. Dr. Harris is a former astronaut, having completed two space shuttle missions. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and trained as a flight surgeon at the Aerospace School of Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base.
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