Michael Gardner

Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs
Expertise: Primary Care, Pediatrics, Health Care Management, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dr. Michael Gardner, UNLV School of Medicine vice dean of clinical affairs and UNLV Medicine President/CEO, oversees and manages the clinical activities for approximately 160 faculty physicians, 260 residents, and 25 fellows throughout 19 clinic locations.

Prior to moving to Las Vegas in 2017, Dr. Gardner served as Harris Health executive vice president for Ambulatory Care Services in Houston, Texas. In this role, he managed 18 primary care and pediatric clinics, six same-day clinics and multiple specialty clinics. Gardner was responsible for the outpatient services for Harris Health, the third largest safety net system in the U.S. Earlier in his career, Gardner served as chair of an academic OB/GYN department at the University of Oklahoma –Tulsa. 

A member of multiple organizations involving both health care management and maternal fetal medicine, Gardner has been an invited lecturer at 13 symposiums held by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Gardner's articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prenatal and Neonatal Medicine, and the Journal of Perinatology.


  • M.P.H., University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • M.M.M, University of Southern California
  • Residency in obstetrics and gynecology, Texas Tech Regional Academic Health Center
  • Certified by American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with obstetrics and gynecology, and maternal fetal medicine

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Michael Gardner In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 30, 2020
HealthCare Partners Nevada, a network of medical providers and clinics in Nevada, officially changes its name to Intermountain Healthcare this week, a year after its acquisition by the Utah-based regional health system.
KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
June 10, 2020
or the first time since late April, there has been a slight uptick in daily positive cases of COVID-19. But health officials said this was expected.
Las Vegas Review Journal
June 1, 2020
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned this week that some coronavirus antibody tests are inaccurate and cautioned that even the better tests should not be used to determine who can safely return to work or school.
KVVU-TV: Fox 5
May 15, 2020
The Silver State has seen a surge in COVID-19 testing. A few weeks ago, it was a struggle to get tested, even if a person had coronavirus symptoms.

Articles Featuring Michael Gardner

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Campus NewsJuly 2, 2020
A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.
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Campus NewsMay 19, 2020
As daily life around the country came to a sudden halt in March, UNLV rapidly reconfigured the rhythms of its day-to-day operations and lent its considerable expertise to fighting the virus in Nevada.
A doctor in a white lab coat walks past a row of orange cones and a line of cars.
Campus NewsApril 13, 2020
Planning and effort at UNLV Medicine's public testing location helping to put patients at ease, contribute to public health fight.
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PeopleFebruary 28, 2018
Dr. Michael Gardner knows the impact that fostering a culture for excellence can have on a patient's care.