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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.

Her training in both Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Surgery gives Dr. Harnden a unique expertise in treatment of lower extremity ailments. She specializes in treatment of sports-related injuries and degenerative conditions of the hip, knee, ankle, and foot. She has specialty training in arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures of the knee and ankle as well as reconstructive procedures for chronic knee, ankle and foot problems. She additionally performs joint replacements of all joints in the lower extremity including total hip replacements using the anterior approach, total knee replacements, and total ankle replacements.

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 Orthopedic 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.


Dr. Harnden is amazing! She treats everyone as an individual…she will give you 100% of her attention when she is in your room.” Michelle G.

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.

Emily Harnden

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

Bozeman Orthopedic Services

Since 1997, the physicians of Alpine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine have helped thousands of patients with orthopedic injuries and problems, from broken bones to torn ligaments and everything in between, so they can better enjoy life, recreational opportunities, and sporting activities in Bozeman and the surrounding areas of southwest Montana. Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists today.

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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