Meet Dr. Harrison
Lonnie Harrison, MD
Lonnie Harrison, M.D., practices Interventional Cardiology, Amputation Prevention, Endovascular Surgery, Laser Venous Ablation, Phlebectomy, and cosmetic venous surgery. Except for complex cardiac, arterial vascular, and complex vein intervention, all other procedures are performed in the office in one of our outpatient procedure suites. In hospital procedures are performed at Saline Hospital in Benton.
Dr. Harrison obtained his B.A. degree in Theology at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. He attended the University of Arkansas for 4 years and majored in Analytical Chemistry attaining a 4.0 average on a 4.0 scale. He was chosen Analytical Chemist of the year in the University of Arkansas system. He then began course work in the Masters Program and was accepted into the M.D., PhD program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
After completing his 4 year M.D. degree, he completed a 3 year residency in Internal Medicine followed by a 3 year fellowship in Cardiology and later a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology. He elected not to pursue the PhD degree and concentrated his efforts in Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Medicine. After finishing his formal cardiology training he pursued further training and certification in Vascular Intervention.
He began treating complex arterial disease and pioneered various interventions in complex tibial disease and limb salvage for amputation prevention. He has performed many complex venous interventions over the years and later pursued further training in the treatment of superficial venous disease as well as cosmetic vein treatments. He has trained with the world renown Ron Bush, M.D. After joining the Arkansas Heart Hospital in 2009 he co-founded and co-directed the Arkansas Heart Hospital cardiac and vascular Stem Cell program. He performed the first in the world and second in the world cardiac stem cell transplant using the Mercator device.
Dr. Harrison has trained over 100 cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and interventional radiologists in performing the complex approach to open vessels below the knee under ultrasound. He has published multiple research papers in major medical journals, given lectures in major National and International conferences, and sits on the Advisory Boards of several Cardiac and Vascular Interventional companies. He is currently the Medical Director of the Arkansas Amputation Prevention Center.
Dr. Harrison is a member of the American College of Phlebology, the International Society for Endovascular Specialists, Society for Vascular Medicine, and the International Society for Stem Cell Research.
He currently resides in Benton, Arkansas with his wife Renee. They have 5 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Dr. Harrison resigned from the Arkansas Heart Hospital in 2015 to pursue solo practice and begin establishment of the Arkansas Amputation Prevention Center and Arkansas Amputation Prevention Foundation. His hospital practice is exclusively at Saline Health System in Benton, Arkansas.