Robert A. Gardner, M.D. – Curriculum Vitae


High School Ithaca, New York June 1958
College University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Phi Beta Kappa, B.A. Psychology
Medical School Presbyterian Hospital in New York City 1962-1966
Internship University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Phi Beta Kappa, B.A. Psychology
Residency Presbyterian Hospital; General/Vascular Surgery
College of Physician & Surgeons
Columbia University in New York City
Chief Resident & Vascular Surgery Resident General & Vascular Surgery
Presbyterian Hospital, City of New York
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Practice History Palm Beach Medical Group
Private Practice

Hospital Appointment & Associations

Director Center for Breast Care
West Palm Hospital, West Palm Beach
Founder and Director Center For Breast Health
St. Mary’s Hospital, West Palm Beach
Hospitals St. Mary’s Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital
JFK Medical Center North Campus (formerly known as West Palm Hospital) 1989-Present
Palm Beach Gardens 1990-Present
JFK Medical Center 2014-Present
Jupiter Medical Center 2015-Present


Status Divorced
Children Heather (step-daughter)
Andrew, Mark, Erik – sons
Shana – daughter


Certified in Breast Ultrasound by the American
Society of Breast Surgeons 2011
RE-certified 2016

Research & Publications

American Breast Laser Ablation Therapy Evaluation (ABLATE): Monitoring the long term safety and efficacy of Novilase breast interstitial laser therapy in real world application; WIRB Protocol #20081989 NO: BR-001 October 2009-to Present
Percutaneous Excision Trial (I-PET): A Multi-Center Clinical Study of the Intact Breast Lesion Excision System (BLES0 to Demonstrate that a Definitive Diagnosis can be Made from the Tissue Sample Collected with the Intact BLES; WIRB Protocol #20061553 NO: INTACT06-06 December 2007-December 2009
Focused Microwave Phased Array Thermotherapy for Ablation of Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Results of Thermal Dose Escalation, Vargas HI, Dooley WC, Gardner RA et. Al; Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11(2):139-146 DOI: 10.1245/ASO.2004.03.059 March 2004
Focused Microwave Phased Array Thermotherapy for Primary Breast Cancer, Gardner RA, Vargas HI, Block JB et al (Columbia Hosp, West Palm Beach, Fla; Harbor-Univ of California, Torrance; Massachusetts Inst of Technology, Lexington; Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly, Vol 14 No 1 2003 April-June 2003
The Principal investigator at Columbia Hospital for a FDA approved research to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the SenoRx Lesion Localization Device 2001-Present
R.A. Gardner, H.I. Vargas, J. Block, C.L. Vogel, A.J. Fenn, G. Kuehl, M. Doval; Columbia Hospital, West Palm Beach, Florida; Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington: “Focused Microwave Phased Array (FMPA) Thermotherapy for Primary Breast Cancer”. The abstract presented at The Society of Surgical Oncology, Inc. 54th Annual Cancer Symposium, March 15-18, 2001 in Washington DC. March 2001
One of four investigators in the United States and Europe leading a FDA approved 2nd phase research to treat breast cancer with heat (hyperthermia) 2001-Present
Director – Breast Cancer Prevention Program of Florida 2000-Present
The Investigator for Fine Needle Aspiration Program 2000-Present
One of two investigators in the United States leading a FDA approved research to treat breast cancer with heat (hyperthermia) 1999-Present
Investigator for FDA and NSABP Star Trial Study of Tamoxifen vs. Raloxifene 1999-Present
Director of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, research protocol – Columbia Hospital 1996-Present
Site investigator – Study Breast Cutaneous Temperature and Tumor Relationship, screening protocol 1996-1997
Investigator FDA Trial Breast Skin Temperature as a Function of Underlying Benign and Malignant Tumors of Breast 1983-1985
Study of Pancreatic Surgical Procedures in patients with pain of chronic, relapsing pancreatitis. Gardner, R., Porter, M. – New York Surgical, April 1973 1970-1973
American Cancer Society Grant
Study of Regional Lymph Node Anti Tumor Anti Body Production
The Role of Regional Lymph Nodes in Anti Tumor Anti Body Production-Gardner, R., Decosse, J. – Syracuse Medical Journal 1966
Dr. Robert A. Gardner, M.D.
Dr. Robert A. Gardner, M.D.

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