Dr. Hardy is an Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery and Biomechanics at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM). Dr. Hardy earned his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Tennessee-Martin where he was also captain of their respective Division I NCAA basketball team for 4 years.
After college, he completed his residency in Foot & Ankle Surgery with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation & Kaiser Permanente in Cleveland. Dr. Hardy is Board Certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Dr. Hardy has been affiliated with several hospitals throughout his career, including HealthSpan, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Mercy Health Regional Medical Center, where he continues to serve as the director of residency training. Dr. Hardy has been a longstanding supporter and member of the KSUCPM, and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine team, serving several positions and appointments over the past sixteen years.
In addition to his undergraduate and graduate education, Dr. Hardy has been a lifelong learner, with vast training in leadership courses, specialized surgical training, surgical residency training, product development and research. Dr. Hardy is also well versed in professional speaking, serving as a lecturer for many national and international Surgical Symposiums, Conferences and Seminars, including the many that he has done for Kent State University. He has a particular interest in foot and ankle surgical training throughout China and India, where he serves as a Visiting Professor to many orthopaedic hospitals throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Among other appointments, Dr. Hardy also serves as the Scientific Chairman for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), Editorial Board for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Director of the Northern Ohio Foot and Ankle Foundation (NOFA), and Chairman of the Global Foot and Ankle Community (GFAC).
Dr. Hardy's work can be found published in various articles, textbooks, videos, and scientific poster presentations.