Dr. Harville began his post-graduate career in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, earning his doctorate from the University of Florida in 1982. He made the career decision to go into medicine, earning his medical degree in 1986 from the University of Florida. He remained at the University of Florida, specializing in Pediatrics, finishing in 1989. Dr. Harville then undertook further specialty fellowship training in a program of Pediatric Immunology, Rheumatology, and Transplantation Biology at the University of Florida through 1992. He joined the faculty at Duke University in 1992, where he specialized in dealing with patients with complex immune disorders. Many patients required bone marrow stem cell transplantation, for which he became recognized as a leader in the treatment of very rare disorders.
In 1999, Dr. Harville joined the Department of Pediatrics at UAMS. He became the Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology, while still diagnosing and managing patients with complex immune disorders, allergic disorders, and asthmatic disease.
While at the University of Florida, Dr. Harville had active participation in the Clinical Immunology Laboratory and the HLA Laboratory, helping in the development, implementation, and clinical use of these specialized laboratory testing. This continued at Duke University, where he brought on board tests that had been developed while at the University of Florida. Thus, one other clinical area that he undertook as he came to ACH and UAMS was the Directorship of the Special Immunology Laboratory at ACH. In 2005, Dr. Harville joined the Department of Pathology to be the Director of the HLA, Histocompatibility, and Immunogenetics Laboratories. In 2016, he became the Laboratory Director of the ABG Laboratory at UAMS.
Dr. Harville was initially Board Certified in Pediatrics in 1989, Pediatric Rheumatology in 1992, and Allergy and Immunology in 1993. In 2014, Dr Harville received further Board Certifications from the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology and American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.
Dr. Harville currently provides consultative services for the laboratory testing of patients and donors of organ, bone marrow, and hematopoietic cell transplantation. He is also a Professor of Internal Medicine, in the Division of Hematology/Oncology.