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James Harrow, MD, PhD

James Harrow, MD, PhD


Center for Addiction Recovery

Dr. Jim Harrow serves as the Medical Director of the Baptist Center for Addiction Recovery and the Addiction Medicine Service at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery Alabama.

Dr. Harrow attended the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada from 1968 to 1982 obtaining Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees. He entered Medical School in 1976 at the same institution and concurrently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in cardiovascular physiology from 1976 to 1978 and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1980. Dr. Harrow completed two years of general surgery at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Dr. Harrow, his wife, Betty and their daughter, Aynsley moved to Alexander City, Alabama in 1983. He opened a solo internal medicine practice and was affiliated with Russell Medical Center until he closed his office in May 2012. In July 2012, Dr. Harrow attended the University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Division of Addiction Medicine and he completed a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine in June 2013. He became certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine in November 2014.

When he returned to Alabama he accepted employment with Bradford Health Services in Warrior, Alabama as an attending addiction medicine physician. From April 2015 to June 2017 he was the Medical Director of the Alabama Physician Health Program with the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. He then joined the teaching staff of the Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program in July 2017 to August 2018 when he was offered his current position with Baptist Health to develop an addiction medicine service.

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