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Sub Specialty:
Neurovascular Surgery
Cranial Base Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Mercy

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
300 Patient
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UPMC Minimally Invasive EndoNeurosurgical Center
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-6778

UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-3685


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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February 06, 2019

dr. gardener and his staff are the best in their field. I have been to four other major city hospitals all over the country, and no other staff is comparable to Dr. Gardner and his team

February 05, 2019

Dr. Gardner was a professional. Me and my family are really grateful.

February 05, 2019

Dr. Gardner's PA, Ed, took an ample amount of time to discuss my test results and answer all of the questions that my husband and I had about my test results. Ed presented with an informed and warm manner. The time he took with us was well appreciated as my prior NS, Dr Fernandez-Miranda had excellent patient/doctor communication skills and this was sort of a transitional appointment for me as Dr Gardner is now taking me as a patient. I thank Dr Gardner for picking up my care.

January 29, 2019

My appointment was at 10:30 am. Dr Gardner didn't come into the exam room until 12:50 pm. He was in the exam room for no longer than 2 minutes. I get that he is busy but that is inexcusable. He may be important but his time is no more valuable to mine or anyone else's.

January 29, 2019

Wonderful doctor!

January 22, 2019

good experience

January 22, 2019

Dr. Gardner is exceptional!!!!! He is knowledgeable and elite in his field. Having a neurosurgeon as your doctor isn't ideal, but Dr. Gardner helped me through the process of having a brain tumor and treatment. I trust him and feel he truly cares about treating my condition with the best care possible!

January 15, 2019

excellent from the surgeon, PA, nurse, and office staff!!!

January 08, 2019

Paul Gardner identified what seems to me to be clearly the cause of my balance and hearing problems--namely, a vestibular schwannoma on my right inner ear nerve that runs to the brain--whereas my Santa Fe neurosurgeon missed this diagnosis completely. My wife and I also thought that Dr. Michael McDowell offered us some useful insights, as well as explained Virchow-Robin Perivascular spaces--my other brain condition.

January 08, 2019

very long wait time for doctor to visit.