Richard Gardiner, MD
Richard Gardiner, MD, graduated with honors from Amherst College, graduated from NYU School of Medicine, was awarded Outstanding Medical Intern, and served as a US Public Health Service Senior Surgeon (O5-Lieutenant Colonel).
Dr. Gardiner was a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, and an oral board certification examiner for the American Board of Radiology. His second medical career was in psychiatry. He was a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and an oral board certification examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition to two radiology textbooks, he has authored book chapters and peer-reviewed medical articles. He presently sits on the editorial board of The Carlat Psychiatry Report.
Dr. Gardiner served on the boards of directors of these organizations:
- Physicians for Social Responsibility (and Founding President, Chicago Chapter)
- International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
US Delegate and Invited Delegate to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, 1985.
- Medical Committee for Human Rights (and President, Chicago Chapter)
- Mendocino County AIDS Volunteer Network
- Potter Valley Community Health Clinic
Dr. Gardiner was diagnosed with multiple myeloma early in 2020. He lives in Palm Desert and Mendocino County with his wife, Pattie Field Gardiner, BSN, and enjoys long walks, opera, and chess.