Resident Division

Brette Harding, MD, MS

Past President

Brette Harding is a native Virginian, now residing happily in the Midwest at the University of Missouri as a resident surgeon in the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. She grew up in the coal fields of Appalachia, VA, obtained her Bachelor’s degree in biology at The University of Virginia, and then went on the Eastern Virginia Medical School to obtain her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and her MD.

As a resident, she noticed many things in her day to day practice that she hopes to improve to help both patients and physicians alike. This has spurred her interest in organized medicine. She currently serves as the Delegate and Policy Chair for the Governing Council of the Resident and Fellows Section of the Missouri State Medical Association and has been a voting delegate for the Resident and Fellows Section of the American Medical Association. She previously served as the resident/fellow Advocacy Chair in AMWA and has been the Physician of the Day for the state of Missouri.  She received the Charlotte Edwards Maguire, MD Outstanding Resident Mentor Award in 2020.

Her current interests in Otolaryngology include Head and Neck Cancer and Facial Plastics and Reconstructive surgery. Her interests in advocacy include HPV vaccination, vaping, the opioid epidemic, and gender differences in medicine. She is grateful for the leadership experiences she has developed with her involvement in AMWA, and plans to use it to help support future women physicians and surgeons.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her loving husband, watching UVA basketball, art-house films, party planning, and learning new hair and makeup techniques.

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