Dr. Ryan Harden, M.D., M.S.

Family Medicine


“I provide care for patients of all ages. I have a particular interest in hospital medicine as well as hospice and palliative care medicine”

Dr. Harden teaches Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Medical Genetics, Integration and Pediatrics to students preparing for the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam).  He has given lectures all over the world, including Debrecen, Hungary, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, St. George’s University, Grenada and Toronto, Canada. He is Medical Director at both Gateway Clinic and Essentia Health Sandstone.  He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine Duluth Campus.  He has also been a guest lecturer with Montana State University WWAMI program, and he is a published author.  Dr. Harden has been involved in community programs to prevent and treat prescription drug abuse.  He has worked closely with pharmacists to improve patient compliance with prescription medicines.  He has been a panelist on the PBS Program “Docs On Call,” and he is developing a CME lecture for practicing physicians regarding ethical considerations in Genetic Testing.  

Dr. Harden enjoys spending his free time with his family. His recreational interests include cross country skiing, marathon running, motorcycling, mountain biking, waterskiing, hockey and great lakes sailboat racing. He is also a volunteer scuba diver at Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, MN.

Duluth Family Practice Residency
Duluth, MN 2006-2009

Medical School:
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
M.D., 2006

Graduate School:
University of Minnesota
M.S. Chemistry
Duluth, MN

St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
B.A., Chemistry (ACS), 1995