Dr. Hardin is a Little Rock native. He earned a degree in business economics from Wheaton College before graduating from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Hardin completed a residency in general surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center, including a year as a research fellow at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research. He served as a general surgeon in the U.S. Army at Irwin Army Community Hospital and Madigan Army Medical Center. While on active duty, Dr. Hardin served as part of a Forward Surgical Team to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Syria. He completed a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is board certified in General Surgery. His clinical interests include coronary bypass and structural heart disease. Dr. Hardin and his wife, Whitney, were married in 2003 and have three children: Haley, Andrew, and Zach. In his spare time, Dr. Hardin enjoys traveling with his family and watching his kids compete in sports. 

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What patients are saying about Dr. Hardin:

“Dr. Mark Hardin was my surgeon and he was awesome. I recommend him and the Arkansas Heart Hospital.”

Dr. Michael Nolen received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Arkansas Tech University in 1993 before completing his medical degree and general surgery internship and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1997 and 2002, respectively. He subsequently completed the cardiovascular and thoracic fellowship in 2004 at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, under the direction of Dr. Denton A. Cooley. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Nolen’s interests are minimally invasive surgery, coronary bypass and valve surgery, aortic aneurysm repairs, and peripheral vascular surgery. His office is located at the Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic.

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What patients are saying about Dr. Nolen:

“Dr. Nolen has been great to our entire family!”

“Dr. Nolen and his staff were so very professional and nice. I couldn’t have asked for better.”

 

Dr. Freeland is originally from Fordyce, Arkansas. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his general surgery residency at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. His cardiothoracic training is from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Freeland is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with an interest in coronary vascularization, structural heart disease including the TAVR procedure as well as aortic pathology. In 2004 Dr. Freeland was a patient care partner before continuing on with his education. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his daughters.

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What patients are saying about Dr. Freeland:

“I had a heart attack in 2016 and Dr. Freeland saved my life after a quad bypass. I am so grateful to Dr. Freeland…”

“I have had two valve replacement in the last two years, and Dr. Freeland did my surgery. I am doing a whole lot better because of him and his staff. I want to thank him and his staff for a job well done.