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About Us

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David W. Harden, M.D.

Board-Certified: American Board of Dermatology
MD: University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1993
BS: Biochemistry, Wichita State University, 1989
Internship: Internal Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, 1994
Residency: Dermatology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2000

Dr. Harden was born and raised in Wichita, KS. He was fortunate to serve in the U.S. Army as a physician for ten years to include two tours of duty at Fort Riley, KS as well as deployments to Soto Cano Air Base as flight surgeon and Iraq as the battalion surgeon for the 1-13th Armor Battalion, 1st Armored Division. In 2003, Dr. Harden transitioned to civilian life, settling in Manhattan with his wife and three boys.

Dr. Harden enjoys all aspects of dermatology and the opportunity it provides to see a wide variety of people, young and old. He especially enjoys clinical dermatology and the challenges it can present.

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Erin E. Thornton, M.S.H.S., PA-C

Board-Certified: National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants
Diplomat, Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants
Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants
BS: Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2000
MS: George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2003

Erin Thornton grew up in a rural community outside of Topeka. After graduating from K-State, she completed her PA training at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., where she was fortunate to have the opportunity to train in a world-class academic medical center. She gained tremendous experience in a metropolitan city, but always knew she would return to Kansas to start her career and family. She lives with her husband and four children in Wamego, KS.

Erin solidified her training by beginning her career in family practice and emergency medicine, but has specialized in dermatology since 2006.  She has gained Diplomat status with the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants by completing the Distance Learning Initiative for Advanced Dermatology Training.  Erin was a specialty contributer to the K-State online course entitled "Biogerontology", which was offered through the College of Human Ecology.

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Casey B. Jankord, M.P.A., PA-C

Board-Certified: National Commission for the Certification of
                             Physician Assistants Fellow, Society for Dermatology
                             Physician Assistants Fellow, American Academy of
                             Physician Assistants Fellow, Kansas Academy of
                             Physician Assistants
BS: Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2011
                                          MS: Wichita State University, Wichita, KS,  2014

Casey Jankord grew up in Columbia, Missouri.  She came to Manhattan to attend Kansas State University and receive her bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition.   She completed her PA training at Wichita State University.

Casey worked for Manhattan Dermatology prior to attending Physician Assistant school.  She gained tremendous knowledge in dermatology during this time, and knew she wanted to specialize in Dermatology as a Physician Assistant.  Casey also has experience as a provider in emergency medicine.

She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two labs.  They enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks.


Insurance plans we accept:

  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry
  • United Health
  • Health Partners of Kansas
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Tri-Care
  • We are not providers for Medicaid

Manhattan Dermatology accepts all major insurance plans. If your insurance plan is not listed, please contact us, as it may be listed with us under a different name.