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Herndon P Harding Jr., M.D.

Herndon P Harding Jr., M.D.

Clerkship Director for Psychiatry and Informatics, Orlando Campus
Orlando Regional Campus

Job Description

Dr. Harding coordinates the psychiatry curriculum and training of third-and fourth-year medical students at the Regional Medical School Campus -Orlando.


Dr. Herndon Harding, when not involved with the College of Medicine, sees private patients in his psychiatry practice. Since 1991 he has also been the team physician in psychiatry for the Los Angeles Dodgers. A lover of the outdoors and adventure, Dr. Harding hikes the Grand Canyon from rim to rim every year. He and his wife have two children.


B.A., Psychology, Loma Linda University, 1976

M.D., Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 1979

Psychiatric Internship, Kettering Medical Center, 1980-1981

Psychiatric Residency, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 1983-1984

Psychiatry and the Law, Harvard Law School, 1983-1984

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1990


Center for the Study of Retired Athletes, University of North Carolina -Board Member - 2001 to Present Mental Health Association of Central Florida - Board Member - 2001 to Present USA Baseball, Coaching Standards and Ethics Committee, 1997 to Present USA Baseball, Medical and Safety Advisory Committee, 1993 to Present


International Society for Sports Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
American Medical Association
Florida Psychiatric Society

Research Focus

Forensic Psychiatry
Sports Psychiatry


Harding, H.P., and Kerlan, R.K.; Psychology of the Athlete, in Operative Techniques in the Upper Extremity. Edited by Jobe, F.W., Mosby - Yearbook, 1996.

Harding, H.P.: How to Use Your Mind to Assist in Recovery. Rebound: An Injury Recovery Guide 1993;1.

Bursztajn, H.J.; Harding, H.P.; Gutheil, T.G.; and Brodsky, A.; Beyond Cognition: The Role of Disordered Affective States in Impairing Competence to Consent to Treatment. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law; Vol. 19, No.4, 1991.