Dr. Gardner is Director, Survivorship Program in Gynecology; Director, International Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology and Associate Member, Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She graduated magna cum laude from the accelerated medical degree program at Boston University in 1996. Dr. Gardner completed her residency in gynecology and obstetrics at The Johns Hopkins, followed by a gynecologic oncology fellowship with specialized training in minimally invasive surgery for gynecologic cancers at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Upon the completion of the training in 2004, she worked as a full-time gynecologic cancer surgeon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and relocated to Memorial Sloan-Kettering in 2007.
She has received competitive funding from the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the National Cancer Institute for her research in ovarian cancer tumor biology and developmental therapeutics. Dr. Gardner also serves on national committees dedicated to improving outcomes for women with gynecologic cancers including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Practice Committee, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer Communications Committee, and the Gynecologic Oncology Group Ovarian Cancer Committee.