David John de Harter, MD, is a sculptor, gallery owner, and retired board-certified radiation oncologist celebrating 35 years of practice. Before his retirement in 2010, Dr. de Harter was a partner and assistant medical director of Mid-Florida Radiation Oncology Associates and the head of operations at Treasure Coast Radiation Oncology. Dr. de Harter earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health in 1968 and began his career while serving in the United States Navy as a medical officer. He completed additional residencies at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the early 1970s, earning awards and early recognition for research excellence, with his work being featured in the XI International Cancer Congress. He continued to innovate throughout his career, publishing in academic journals while maintaining a clinical practice, and helped open the Carson Cancer Center with the help of television personality Johnny Carson, among other accomplishments. Since retiring from medicine, Dr. de Harter has focused on mastering sculpture and opening Gallerie MOTO, where he shows his work. In the coming years, he plans to expand his art world presence and further refine his craft.
Dr. de Harter explains his passion for art, his sculpture career, and plans for the future in a 2020 interview dedicated to his late wife, Diane Leigh de Harter.
Dr. de Harter discusses his medical career, influences, and next steps in a 2018 video interview.
Dr. de Harter was featured in the Wall Street Journal among a distinguished group of Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award winners.
Dr. de Harter’s selection for the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award was celebrated in a Delta Sky Magazine feature.
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