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

Todo Noticias 23
May 3, 2021
It is estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States did not show up for their appointment to get the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
El Tiempo
April 19, 2021
Despite putting out a record number of vaccinations earlier this week, the Clark County COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Cashman Center will close on May 5, public health officials announced Thursday.
U.S. News & World Report
April 16, 2021
Citing a drop in requests for COVID-19 vaccination appointments despite a rising number of new cases in Nevada, health officials in Las Vegas say they’ll close the mass vaccination site at Cashman Center on May 5.
KVVU-TV: Fox 5
April 16, 2021
Citing a drop in requests for COVID-19 vaccination appointments despite a rising number of new cases in Nevada, health officials in Las Vegas say they’ll close the mass vaccination site at Cashman Center on May 5.

Articles Featuring Michael Gardner

vice president kamala harris watches unlv student administer COVID vaccine to another local college student
Campus News | April 14, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.
Campus News | March 11, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Campus News | February 3, 2021
A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
medical worker in full protective suit making "LV" sign with hands
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.