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Emily Harnden, MD

Emily Harnden, MD believes in a team approach to patient care. A dual-fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon, she completed fellowships in both Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle surgery before joining Alpine Orthopedics in 2018.

Dr. Harnden has expertise in all disorders of the foot and ankle including deformity, degenerative disease, sports-related injuries, and traumatic injuries. She performs open foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures, and treatment of foot and ankle arthritis including total ankle replacements. She also treats sports-related and degenerative conditions of the knee and hip, specializing in open and arthroscopic knee reconstruction procedures, knee replacements, and hip replacements using the anterior approach.

She earned her BA at Stanford University, her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Southern California, and completed her Orthopedic Surgery residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle. She followed that training with two subspecialty fellowships: the first in Sports Medicine at the Taos Orthopaedic Institute in Taos, NM and the second in Foot and Ankle surgery at the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA. She is also a physician for the US Ski Team and has worked with athletes from both the men’s and women’s Alpine teams.

Dr. Harnden uses a shared-decision making model when caring for her patients. She empowers her patients to take an active role in their treatment, assuring they have the information to make informed choices about their care. She also works closely with physical therapists and trainers to ensure her patients achieve their best possible outcome. She strives to create individual treatment plans to help patients meet their specific goal, whether that be to walk their dog pain-free on trails around town or to return to professional or elite-level sports.

When not working, Dr. Harnden is an avid skier and mountain biker, spending as much time as she can outdoors with her husband and yellow lab. She is honored to have the opportunity to provide the most up-to-date and evidence-based care to her patients in Southwest Montana and beyond.

Peter Kelleher

More about Dr. Harnden


Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, September 2017 - Janruary 2018
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Taos Orthopaedic Institute and Research Foundation, August 2016 – May 2018
Taos, New Mexico
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 2012 – 2016
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
General Surgery Internship, 2011 – 2012
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Medical Education
Keck School of Medicine, 2007 – 2011
Doctor of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Califronia
Undergraduate Education
Stanford University, 2002 – 2006
Bachelor of Arts, Human Biology, Stanford, California

Professional Societies

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

Team Coverage Experience

New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico
US Ski Team Physician Pool, Active Member
Copper Mountain Training Camp, Colorado


International Community Service

Volunteer, Sutter Health Group with Partners in Health, San Marc, Haiti
August 2010
Volunteer, Operation Rainbow, Havana, Cuba
June 2004

How Can We Help You?

Since 1997, the physicians of Alpine have helped thousands of patients with orthopedic injuries and problems so they can better enjoy life in this incredible area.

The Orthopedic Surgical Center of Montana

The Orthopedic Surgical Center of Montana is an outpatient, same-day, orthopedic surgical center in Bozeman, Montana serving the patients of Alpine Orthopedics. The Orthopedic Surgical Center of Montana is an independently owned surgical center, allowing better control over costs, billing, and patient access. Co-located with Alpine Orthopedics, our physicians can literally walk between the facilities, allowing them to be there when you are.

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