Recent Press

Dr. Harris Interviewed for 2 Part KSL Radio Series on Plastic Surgery in Utah

“There is some social stigma around plastic surgery in Utah, but this doesn’t seem to be slowing down our need to look our best…”

Dr. Harris was interviewed by reporter Brianna Bodily with KSL NewsRadio for a 2 part series entitled Plastic Utah about the trends in plastic surgical procedures in Utah and what patients may face from their family and peers after undergoing a procedure. You can listen to both parts by clicking the links below.

Part 1

Part 2

Dr. Harris spotlighted in Dixie State University Alumni Magazine

“Getting into medical school was thrilling, but to have done it with a first-rate education from Dixie College and SUU made it all the more rewarding…”

Dr. Harris, born in Souther Utah, attended Dixie College directly out of high school and after a two-year LDS mission. He then moved to Cedar City, near his home town of Parowan, to complete his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry at Southern Utah University.

March 20, 2012: KSL Studio 5 Appearance

“Of the 500,000 dog bites that send people to the ER annually, 42% are children”

Dr. Matheson Harris appeared on KSL TV’s Studio 5 to discuss dog bite injuries in children. Every year over 4 million people are bitten by dogs, with half a million needing attention at a hospital. Of the 500,000 dog bites that send people to the ER annually, 42% are children. These bites can lead to life threatening injuries and severe facial scarring. Certain breeds are more likely to become aggressive. Pit bulls, and other breeds originally bred for fighting, tend to cause the worst injuries. Common breeds, such as labrador retrievers, actually cause more dog bites just due to their sheer numbers among our population. Watch the video clip below for more information. (click here to read the article on

February 19, 2012: Dr. Harris featured in the St. George, Utah Daily Spectrum Newspaper

Daily Spectrum – Kevin Jenkins

Dr. Matheson Harris was featured in a 2-page article in the print and online editions of the Daily Spectrum newspaper in Southern Utah. The article covered Dr. Harris’s return to Utah after his training in the eastern United States. It highlighted that he is a Dixie College and Southern Utah University graduate and was excited to return to Southern Utah to practice oculoplastic surgery at the Zion Eye Institute. Several of Dr. Harris’s patients were featured in the article talking about the positive experiences they had, both in the clinical examinations and during their surgery. Dr. Harris was photographed during a busy day of operating on 10 patients for a variety of eyelid, eye and facial problems.