Thomas Craig Harris, RN, FNP

Craig is joining Sylva Family Practice on April 1, 2022.  

Craig is a graduate of Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

He grew up in Bryson City and started his career at CJ Harris Community Hospital as an emergency room technician in 1988, prior to becoming a registered nurse. As a registered nurse, he worked at several hospitals including Swain County Hospital, Harris Regional Hospital, Mission Hospitals and Wake Forest Baptist Medical center before becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2016.

His nursing experience includes emergency care, cardiovascular and trauma critical care, leadership, and hospice-palliative care.  His Nurse Practitioner experience includes emergency care, urgent care, hospice, palliative care as well as family medicine. 

Craig enjoys spending time with family, hiking, nature photography, church, faith activities along with watching football and basketball.

Craig is excited to be a part of Sylva Family Practice: "It is an honor to practice and serve in the community where I started this journey thirty-plus years ago."



  • Pediatrics
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Mental Health
  • Cardiovascular disease management
  • Palliative Care
  • Underserved populations

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