Paul Gardner, MD
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
Director, Center for Skull Base Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
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Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
1. Understand the advantages of the endoscopic approach to the pituitary
2. Recognize limitations of modern pituitary surgery
3. Understand techniques for avoiding complications
Paul A. Gardner, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Neurosurgical Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Gardner joined the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2008 after completing his residency and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University, majoring in biochemistry, and received his Medical Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Gardner completed a two-year fellowship in endoscopic endonasal pituitary and endoscopic and open skull base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His research has focused on evaluating patient outcomes following these surgeries and more recently on molecular phenotyping of rare tumors. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of endoscopic endonasal surgery, a minimally invasive surgical approach to the skull base. His other surgical interests include pituitary tumors, open cranial base surgery, and vascular surgery.
Dr. Gardner is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the North American Skull Base Society where he currently serves as a member of the Scientific Program Committee and the Membership Committee. Dr. Gardner is co-editor of the textbook Skull Base Surgery, part of the Master Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery series published by Wolters Kluwer, and has authored 190 peer-reviewed publications and 71 book chapters.