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

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 19, 2021
The winter storms causing problems for millions of Americans, are also causing challenges for COVID-19 vaccine distribution sites in Las Vegas.
February 18, 2021
A Las Vegas doctor says not to panic if your appointment for the second dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is rescheduled.
February 8, 2021
“I’d rather have family and not worry about getting anyone sick than to have all the people and friends coming over and it becoming a superspreader,” says Molitz.
Las Vegas Review Journal
January 23, 2021
Some Clark County educators were elated to receive their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last week, while many others met with disappointment during a confusing rollout, including some who booked appointments only to be turned away at inoculation sites.

Articles Featuring Michael Gardner

Campus News | February 3, 2021
A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
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Business and Community | December 31, 2020
As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.
Campus News | December 10, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.
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Campus News | July 2, 2020
A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.