Sydney Harman was born and raised in Iowa and is thankful to have grown up among the kind and hardworking people of the Midwest. She received her BA with highest distinction from the University of Iowa in 2010 and then followed in her father’s footsteps by earning her MD from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. After graduating medical school and winning scholarship awards from the Department of Anesthesia, she moved to Indianapolis to complete her residency in anesthesiology at Indiana University. During residency Dr. Harman had the privilege to spend time working with pain patients at the Indianapolis VA hospital; it was there she discovered her passion for working with patients to personalize their treatments for chronic pain.
After residency she returned to Iowa City for a fellowship in Pain Medicine in order to gain additional expertise in understanding and treating complex chronic pain. During her fellowship she had multiple abstracts accepted to national meetings of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. She is now honored to return to Indy, a city she has grown to love, to join MSM.
Although she has a strong procedural background, Dr. Harman recognizes that chronic pain is isolating and treats each patient as an individual rather than a diagnosis. She collaborates with her patients to restore their ability to function and participate in cherished activities.
Dr. Harman is married to Thomas Krupski, who works at MSM as a Physician Assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her bernerdoodle, biking around the city, gardening and supporting local sports teams.
Certifications and Awards
American Board of Anesthesiology
Certified in Anesthesiology May 2019- December 2029
Currently eligible for certification in Pain Medicine
Stuart Cullen Award in Anesthesia, University of Iowa Department of Anesthesia, 2014
Margaret Lunsford Award in Anesthesia, University of Iowa Department of Anesthesia, 2013