College: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Internship: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (General Surgery)
Residency: Ohio State University (Orthopaedics)
Fellowship: University of Chicago (Orthopaedic Oncology)
About Dr. Harwood
Dr. Harwood is an assistant professor in the UW Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. In addition to general orthopaedics, he specializes in the evaluation and treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors of the extremities and pelvis.
Dr. Harwood earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Japanese. He then was accepted to the Navy’s Health Profession’s Scholarship Program after matriculating into Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he obtained his M.D. in 2006. He then completed a general surgery internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth before training as a naval flight surgeon and completing a tour of duty in Japan. After his flight surgery tour, he completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at The Ohio State University (OSU) from 2011-2017. He went on to complete his Orthopaedic Oncology fellowship training at the University of Chicago.
While in residency, Dr. Harwood also obtained his full-time MBA at OSU’s Fisher College of Business with an emphasis on operations.
Dr. Harwood has an interest in health policy and has served on various local, state, and national bodies including as a resident member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery and chair of the Ohio State Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Resident Assembly. He has spent time at both the United States Senate and ACGME working on solutions to provide medical care to underserved areas and graduate medical education reform.
Dr. Harwood has completed advanced studies in process improvement methodologies and obtained his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from the American Society for Quality.
Patient Care Philosophy
"I believe that success in medicine can only be achieved through a partnership between patient and physician. I bring my knowledge, experience, and skills to the table but the patient’s faith, hope, and desires also play an important role.
My mother and wife are both nurses. They have taught me by example that people don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. Serving my patients is what makes my profession enjoyable. No one comes to clinic or the operating room because they want to, but helping them through this difficult phase of life is a unique privilege. "
- Limb-sparing tumor resections and reconstructions
- Percutaneous osseointegrated prostheses;
- Targeted muscle re-innervation;
- Prophylactic treatment of metastatic disease;
- Revision joint replacement
- Efficiency and sustainability of healthcare
- Opioid stewardship
- Research in process improvement
- Outcomes in the treatment of metastatic disease
What I am doing matters less than spending my free time with family.