About Dr. Harwood
While pursuing his undergraduate degree at Cumberland University on a basketball scholarship, Dr. Harwood experienced an ankle injury that was initially misdiagnosed, and suffered through an entire season before having it correctly identified. Because of this he needed a surgery to repair the problem, and it was this experience that first sparked his interest in medicine. Initially attracted to Orthopedic surgery, he went to medical school with the intention of working with athletes and their sports related injuries.
While attending medical school at the University of Kentucky, he continued along this path until his pediatrics rotations during his third year. After his time in pediatrics, he was faced with a very difficult decision. While still attracted to orthopedic surgery, he absolutely loved his time caring for sick children. After much praying and soul searching, he knew God’s plan for him was pediatrics, and not surgery.
After finishing medical school, he attended and completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in June of 2010. He then became board certified later that year and is a fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
From July 2010 to July 2013, he served as an active duty pediatrician in the Air Force at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
After separating from the Air Force, he and his wife, Joy, and their son, Hunter, who was 1 at the time, relocated to Little Rock to be closer to family. He joined Arkansas Pediatric Clinic in July 2013, and stayed there until October 2015, when he moved his practice to the St. Vincent Family Clinic at Chenal.
He and his wife are both avid triathletes, and continue to lead very active lifestyles. In addition to general pediatrics, Dr. Harwood continues to draw on his past and current experiences with sports and sporting injuries, and has a special interest in sports medicine for children and adolescents.
In addition to daily swimming, biking, or running, Jeremy and Joy have welcomed their second child, Josie Mae, in to the mix in June of 2015.
As busy and hectic as life and work can be, Dr. Harwood knows that his most important jobs are being a great husband and father.