Ivan P. Harnden, MD

Ivan P. Harnden, MD

Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Dr. Harnden invites you to attend his upcoming weight loss seminar on Saturday, March 2, 1019 featuring, Obalon - the only FDA- approved, swallowable, gas-filled 3-Balloon System designed to treat obesity. Over a period of 6- months Obalon patients are guided through a concierge,  non-surgical, customized weight loss program. Obalon is clinically proven to help patients feel full and reduce weight. On average patients lose between 21-39 pounds over the 6-month treatment plan. Patients also receive customized meal and exercise planning to help support their goals. Call 703-776-1777 to reserve your seat at our next seminar or email your RSVP to obalon@novagi.com. Obalon patients must be 22 years of age with a Body Mass Index between 30-40 kg/m2. Workshop attendees will receive first priority scheduling with Dr. Harnden in December.  

Dr. Harnden was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his B.S. degree in Health Sciences Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He completed his medical training at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, where he graduated with Highest Distinction (summa cum laude), and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society.

Dr. Harnden completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He continued at Duke for his subspecialty training in Gastroenterology, where he trained in the full range of GI and liver disorders, and developed special interests in the management of inflammatory bowel disease, Barrett’s esophagus, bleeding disorders of the GI tract, and colon cancer. 

Following the completion of his fellowship training, Dr. Harnden moved to the Northern Virginia area with his three children and his wife, a clinical and research breast oncologist at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling abroad, and especially enjoys the beach and ocean sports.

Dr. Harnden is also fluent in Spanish.


Medical Degree: 
University of Southern California
Duke University Medical Center
Duke University Medical Center
Professional Memberships: 
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society