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

Family Medicine


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

  In addition to his clinical practice at Gateway Clinic, Dr. Harden is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus.  His research interests include clinical simulation.  Dr. Harden also teaches Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Medical Genetics, Internal Medicine 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 has also been a guest lecturer with Montana State University WWAMI program, and he has delivered CME lectures on the Ethics of Genetic Testing.  He has been a panelist and host with the PBS television program “Docs On Call.”

  Dr. Harden serves as Medical Director at both Gateway Clinic and Grand Casino, and he 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. 

  Dr. Harden enjoys spending his free time with his family. His recreational interests include fly fishing, dog training, cross-country skiing, marathon running, motorcycling, mountain biking, waterskiing and ice hockey. 

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