Dr. Michael Gardner is a health care management, pediatrics, and maternal fetal medicine expert who serves as the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine's associate dean for strategy.
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