Stephen Harlin, MD

Upon entering his medical training at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Harlin was selected for the prestigious Honors Research Program in Medicine, in affiliation with the Mayo Clinic. He published research work on chronic inflammation, was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and earned his Doctor of Medicine.

Dr. Harlin completed residency training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and went on to complete fellowship training in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at Temple University. Dr. Harlin is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Harlin spent much of his career as a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon before opening his Precision Medicine Practice in Sarasota, FL.

Teaching Clinical Skills to Medical Students

Throughout his career, Dr. Harlin has been involved in clinical research, teaching, and patient care. He has presented or published more than 50 scientific works and his work on chronic inflammation earned a Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Grant. Dr. Harlin received the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) highest recognition for his integration of the electronic health record into clinical practice.

Teaching Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Class at New College of Florida

In 2016, Dr. Harlin became the first U.S. physician fully certified by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to provide its Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program. At the same time, he was appointed as an adjunct professor to teach SMART at New College of Florida (NCF).

The Human Genome Project and the Precision Medicine Initiative, both led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have significantly advanced our understanding of the pathogenesis of disease.  Transitioning from reconstructive surgery to precision medicine was a natural evolution for Dr. Harlin.  It has allowed him to combine his love of medical research and database programming, and bring current advances in scientific discovery into clinical practice. He continues to immerse himself in new research and direct development updates of The Harlin Center’s clinical decision support software (CDSS). The center’s software enables Dr. Harlin to analyze big data, determine the root causes of disease, and to diagnose with much greater accuracy than he would otherwise be able to do.

The Harlin Center for Precision Medicine is a true leader in genomics-based primary care and preventive healthcare. We specialize in combining a detailed interpretation of your genome and microbiome with an exceptionally comprehensive clinical examination.  Dr. Harlin has a sincere desire to enhance patient health and reduce age-related disease risk through an understanding of each patient’s genetics and lifestyle choices, which are at the root of disease susceptibility.  For patients seeking real and sustainable health improvement and truly compassionate care, we are here for you.


Download my Curriculum Vitae (2021)
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Special Certificates of Training:

  • Stress Reduction And Resiliency Training (SMART), Benson-Henry Institute, Harvard Medical School/Mass General Hospital
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Jon Kabat-Zinn & Saki Santorelli, University of Massachusetts
  • Studies in Personalized Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine