Dr. Harchenko is a 1994 graduate of St. George University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies.
A North Dakota native, his prior medical experience includes Chief Medical Officer for the Three-Affiliated Tribes, Minne-Tohe Medical Center in New Town, serving as medical director for Trinity Health's Convenient Care Clinic, and Burdick Job Crops Center in Minot. He also served as the medical director for the Ward County Jail.
Dr. Harchenko served in the U. S. Army and is a Vietnam veteran. He has also served with the North Dakota National Guard and as a staff physician at Minot Air Force Base. His hobbies include fishing, fishing, and collecting old fishing equipment. He has two daughters ages 20 and 26.