About Me

Dr. Paul A. Gardner is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Skull Base Surgery. He specializes in endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery, pituitary tumors, and vascular neurosurgery. Dr. Gardner received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he also completed a two–year fellowship focusing on endoscopic endonasal pituitary and skull base surgical techniques. Dr. Gardner’s research has focused on evaluating patient outcomes following these surgeries. He has published numerous articles in his field. Dr. Gardner is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and North American Skull Base Society.

Contact Information
Contact Information
  • Phone: (412) 647-0958 Call
Practices
UPMC Mercy Hospital
    Hospitals
    Hospital Affiliations
    • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • UPMC Mercy Hospital
    • Select Specialty Hospital Pittsburgh/UPMC
    • UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
    • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
    Skills
    Specialities
    • Neurological Surgery
    Areas Of Expertise
    • Endoscopic Endonasal Aproach (EEA)
      8 + years
    • Open Skull Base Surgery
      8 + years
    • Pediatric Skull Base Surgery
      8 + years
    • Cranial Nerve Disorders
      8 + years
    • Vascular Surgery
      8 + years
    • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
      8 + years
    Clinical Focuses
    • Cranial Base Surgery
    • Open Skull Base Surgery
    • Cranial Nerve Disorders
    • Vascular Surgery
    • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    Languages
    • English
    Education & Training
    Education
    • Okaloosa-Walton College
      Associates of Arts
      1990 - 1993
    • University of North Texas
      BS, Jazz Piano Performance
      1994 - 1995
    • Florida State University
      BS, Biochemistry
      1995 - 1997
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      MD
      1997 - 2001
    Training
    • Surgical Internship
      University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      2001 - 2002
    • Neurosurgical Residency
      University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      2002 - 2008
    • Cranial Base Surgery Fellowship
      University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      2005 - 2007
    Work Experience
    Work Experiences
    • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
      University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    • Co-Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery
      University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • Executive Vice Chair, Surgical Services, Department of Neurological Surgery
      University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Certifications
    Board Certifications
    • Neurological Surgery
      American Board of Neurological Surgery
      2006
    Affiliations
    Professional Affiliations
    • Member
      American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • Member
      Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • Member
      North American Skull Base Society
    • Member
      Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society
    Academic Affliations
    • Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
      University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Academic Affiliations
    • Member, Medical Advisory Board
      The Chordoma Foundation
    • Member
      Pituitary Network Association
    Awards & Honors
    Awards & Honors
    • Best Doctors in America
      2012
    • Best Doctors in America
      2013
    • Best Doctors in America
      2014
    • Honorary Professor
      Beijing Neurosurgical Institute
      2014
    • Best Doctors in America
      2015
    • Best Doctors in America
      2016
    Publications
    Publications