Meet Our Medical Staff

Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates invites you to meet the members of our team. Led by Dr. Stephen Hardy, our staff is committed to making each patient's experience as positive and rewarding as possible. Learn more about our cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon and the Missoula team that supports him. You may schedule a consultation at our office by filling out the form on this page.

Video: Our Staff

At Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates, our staff is committed to making each patient’s experience as positive and rewarding as possible. Located in Northwest Montana, our practice provides cosmetic surgery services for patients in Missoula, and all surrounding areas.

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Stephen P. Hardy, M.D.

Dr. Stephen P. HardyDr. Stephen P. Hardy is a graduate of Colgate University and received his M.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was awarded the Allen O. Whipple award for outstanding surgical performance. He completed his residency in general surgery at The Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York and was a Visiting Fellow in Hand Surgery at The New York Orthopedic Hospital; Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Hardy served as a Clinical Fellow in Plastic Surgery at the Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York and a Fellow in Craniofacial/Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Hardy has also won numerous awards and accolades for his teaching contributions as Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison, Wisconsin, where he served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Dr. Hardy is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association, the Montana Medical Society and the Northwest Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is the author of numerous publications and has taught and lectured around the world.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Missoula plastic surgeon Stephen Hardy, contact our practice today.

Michael Harl, M.D.

Dr. Michael HarlDr. Hardy, along with the entire Northwest Plastic Surgery family, is pleased and excited to welcome his new associate, Dr. Michael Harl.

Michael Harl, MD comes to join our practice from Marquette, Michigan, where he served as a staff Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director of the Wound Care Clinic at the Marquette General Health System/Duke-Life Point. He also served as Clinical Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. Dr. Harl received his BS in Biology and Chemistry as a Dean’s List graduate from the University of Evansville (Indiana) and his MD from Indiana University. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he was first introduced to Dr. Hardy. From there, he went on to complete three fellowships; Surgical Critical Care at the University of Hawaii, Burn Care at Vanderbilt University and Plastic Surgery at Emory University. Dr. Harl holds four active board certifications in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Hyperbaric Medicine and Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Harl is excited to join Dr. Hardy and his expert staff in providing the highest quality care to the greater Missoula community. He looks forward to spending time with his wife and three children in the pristine outdoors that Montana and surrounding region has to offer.

Laura K. Conway, R.N., Esthetician, CPSN

Laura K. Conway, R.N., Esthetician, CPSNLaura K. Conway is a nursing graduate of Montana State University and holds a degree as an Esthetician from Greenwood Academy in Seattle, Washington. Certified by the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board, she has over 20 years of experience as a Surgical Nurse in the operating room and office setting with the ability to work both independently and with the physicians in a team setting. Highly competent and technically trained as a BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvederm®,  injector, she is also successfully diversified and well-trained in the administration of laser treatments.

What an amazing staff and an amazing doctor. They truly care about the patient. Thank you for being so wonderful!

- Taunya W.

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Assistants and Other Office Personnel

Our surgical assistants and knowledgeable staff are caring, qualified professionals with extensive experience in both reconstructive and aesthetic procedures. With a deep commitment to patient care, the Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates staff works closely with each client to ensure that they receive thoughtful care and attention while pursuing their individual goals.


Contact Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates

To learn more about Missoula plastic surgeon Stephen Hardy and Michael Harl and their team of medical professionals, please email our office by filling out the form on this page. We would be happy to spend some time acquainting you with our practice and scheduling a plastic surgery consultation.

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By Stephen Hardy M.D. - 5/19/17

Find out more about breast augmentation versus breast lift surgery as we discuss how each of these treatments enhances the breasts.

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Reducing Pain after Plastic Surgery

By Stephen Hardy M.D. - 4/17/17

Dr. Stephen P. Hardy offers patients tips for reducing pain during recovery from plastic surgery.

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Taking Time Off Work After Plastic Surgery: What You Should Know

By Stephen Hardy M.D. - 3/18/17

Taking time off from work is an important part of healing from plastic surgery. Let's offer some timelines and guidelines for recovery.

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