Dr. Gardner is a 1990, cum laude graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology. A native of Texas , he received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he was named Most Outstanding Student in Otolaryngology for the 1994 graduating class. Dr. Gardner did his surgical internship and received his Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery training at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He served as Chief Resident for that institution's affiliated hospitals, and three times received the Washington Hospital Center BRAVO Award for patient care. Dr. Gardner is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck
Dr. Gardner's research interests include facial nerve dysfunction and cancer of the thyroid gland. His work has been presented at national meetings and published in leading medical journals.
Dr. Gardner has been listed in Washingtonian Magazine as one of the area's Top Doctors. He practices all aspects of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery treating both adults and children. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the head and neck, disorders of the ear, and all forms of upper airway obstruction from snoring to sleep apnea. His special clinical interests include endoscopic diagnosis and surgery for nasal, sinus, and laryngeal disorders.
Dr. Gardner is a member of local, state, and national medical societies. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology. He also serves as Delegate to the Medical Society of Virginia. He and his wife have three children and make their home in Woodbridge.