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Dr. Gardner is a dermatopathologist and bone/soft tissue pathologist at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He was formerly an Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology and dermatopathology fellowship program director at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He obtained his MD from Tulane University in New Orleans, completed residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Houston Methodist Hospital, and completed fellowships in bone/soft tissue pathology and dermatopathology at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Gardner has over 110 peer-reviewed publications as well as multiple book chapters. He is also author of the book Survival Guide to Dermatopathology and co-author of the book Survival Guide to Soft Tissue Pathology. He is particularly interested in cutaneous soft tissue tumors, skin adnexal tumors, medical education, and the professional use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media for pathologists. He is an active volunteer member in a variety of sarcoma and other rare disease patient support groups on Facebook. He has used his relationship with these patient groups to conduct formal medical research and to advocate on behalf of their diseases (see Dr. Gardner’s TED talk). His work has been recognized by multiple awards, including the UAMS Chancellor’s Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence 2018, which is the University’s highest educational award. He was also a top five member of the 2017 “40 Under Forty” by the American Society of Clinical Pathology and was ranked first on the 2019 Power List of pathology trailblazers issued by The Pathologist magazine. Dr. Gardner is chair of the Social Media Subcommittee and also member-at-large on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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