Ryan Harden, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

Ryan Harden

Contact Info


Office Phone 218-726-7695

Office Address:
University of Minnesota Duluth
157 SMed
1035 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

Faculty Advisor

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency, Duluth Family Practice Residency

MS, University of Minnesota


Ryan Harden, MD, MS, joined the faculty in 2015 and currently serves as course director for Community Clinical Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus.

Dr. Harden has a clinical practice at Gateway Clinic in Sandstone, Minn., where he serves as Medical Director, including a hospital practice at Essentia Health Moose Lake, Minn.

Dr. Harden also teaches Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Medical Genetics, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics to students preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). 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 the Montana State University WWAMI program and he has delivered CME lectures on the Ethics of Genetic Testing. He has been a panelist and host for WDSE-TV's(PBS North) television program “Doctors On Call.”

Dr. Harden has been involved in community programs to prevent and treat prescription drug abuse. He has also 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, cross-country skiing, marathon running, motorcycling, scuba diving, waterskiing and ice hockey.