Michael Gardner

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

Biography

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.

Education

  • 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

September 3, 2021
Kimmie Pavone died of COVID-19 on Wednesday, two weeks after she was put on a ventilator and her only daughter was delivered by emergency cesarean section at a Las Vegas hospital.
September 3, 2021
Kimmie Pavone died of COVID-19 on Wednesday, two weeks after she was put on a ventilator and her only child was then delivered by emergency cesarean section at a Las Vegas hospital.
August 18, 2021
Have your vaccination cards at the ready if you want to head into Allegiant Stadium to see the Las Vegas Raiders play.
August 9, 2021
Health officials from throughout the world, including right here in the Las Vegas valley, are discussing the possibility of a third COVID shot.

Articles Featuring Michael Gardner

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Campus News | August 4, 2021
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Campus News | July 9, 2021
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Campus News | May 11, 2021
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Campus News | April 14, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.