Derek Harmon

Associate Professor – Clinical


Dr. Derek Harmon graduated in 2015 with his Doctorate in Anatomy from The Ohio State University. As a doctoral student, Dr. Harmon developed a novel anatomy mobile app for integrated medical curricula. 

Dr. Harmon joined the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2015 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. While at UCSF he was the director of the Anatomy Learning Center and discipline director for anatomy in the Bridges medical curriculum. In addition to his role as an anatomy educator, Dr. Harmon created the introductory and advanced 3D printing for health sciences electives at UCSF. Dr. Harmon developed and ran two iHackHealth Appathon events that brought computer science and engineering students from UC Berkeley together with clinicians and researchers at UCSF to develop iOS mobile app prototypes to solve clinical-based problems.

Dr. Harmon joined The Ohio State University in 2022 with a focus on graduate gross anatomy and neuroanatomy, undergraduate medical education, and graduate medical education. 

Research Interests

Dr. Harmon’s scholarly work is focused on the development of innovative educational resources for the anatomical sciences, with a particular focus on virtual reality, 3D printing, and digital media. In addition, Dr. Harmon is interested in creating collaborative development environments that bring students, researchers, and/or clinicians from various backgrounds and specialties together to create meaningful solutions.

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Education and Training

PhD, Anatomy – The Ohio State University, 2015

MS, Anatomy – The Ohio State University, 2012

BS, Health Sciences – The Ohio State University, 2009