Harry Colt, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Family Medicine Residency: University of Virginia Family Practice Residency

Harry attended Harvard College and Case Western Reserve Medical School. At that time, Case was a hotbed of family medicine enthusiasts and Harry spent summers coordinating health fairs in rural Kentucky and Southern Ohio, which helped confirm his commitment to rural family medicine. Harry moved to Charlottesville, Virginia for residency and chief residency. On graduation, he worked with the Indian Health Service in Zuni, New Mexico, where his residency training was balanced by practical experience. After four years, Harry moved to McFarland, Wisconsin, where he practiced full spectrum family medicine.

In 1995, he joined the Maine-Dartmouth faculty. “I had planned to interview for faculty positions at programs across the country. However, once Sandy and I came to central Maine and looked at Maine-Dartmouth, we decided we didn’t need to look anywhere else. I was particularly impressed by several features of the residency: the diversity of the faculty and residents, the commitment to the underserved, and the sense of community and support for each other. Twenty years later, the work still feels fresh.  The faculty, residents and staff still teach me a lot and the community continues to nourish me.”

Harry became the program director in 2007, and enjoyed that role until 2018, when he returned to a faculty position. “I love the variety of my work at Maine-Dartmouth. Each day is different with a mix of clinical, teaching, and leadership work.”

Harry lives on 35 acres with his partner, Sandy, and various horses, chickens, rabbits, and dogs. His interests include organic gardening (fruits, vegetables, and brambles), swimming, biking, and cross country skiing. Professionally, he remains a determined generalist, with particular interests in curricular development and residency training.