“I went into family medicine because I wanted to work with and help people directly. For me, the most important part of medicine is the relationship between the patient and the physician. I view it as a partnership of equals, with part of my role being that of an educator, helping patients to understand their health issues, help them make informed decisions, and empowering them to participate in their own care. I want to help them through their journey of life, from the beginning to the end, physically, emotionally, and socially.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescent Health
  • Endocrine Disease
  • Pediatrics

Education

Internship and Residency

University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Family Medicine
Worcester, MA
1986 and 1988

Medical School

McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Montréal, Canada
1985

Undergraduate School

McGill University
Bachelor of Science
Montréal, Canada
1980

Hospital Affiliated With

Reston Hospital Center

Professional Association

American Academy of Family Practice
Fellow

Leadership Position

Reston Hospital Center
Department of Family Medicine
Former Chairman

Personal Interests

Dr. Harding likes gardening, raising service dogs for Canine Companions for Independence, and playing the piano.