Angela F. Gardner, MD, FACEP

Dr. Gardner is Professor, Vice-Chair of Administrative Affairs, and Chief of Operations, Quality and Patient Safety for the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX.

She was involved in the formation of the Affordable Care Act, earning her the distinction of being named #83 on the list of “Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare in 2010. She received the John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award in 2015, the highest honor in the specialty of emergency medicine, presented by ACEP. She is also a recipient of the James E. Hayes Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Emergency Medicine and the Texas Tech Emergency Medicine Outstanding Alumni Award.

Dr. Gardner has extensive experience on national boards and committees. She served on the Board of the National Trauma Institute for eight years, including four years on the Science Committee. She served on the ACEP Board for 10 years and was elected President from 2009 to 2010. She continues to be active on ACEP’s Federal Government Affairs Committee, Quality and Patient Safety Committee, and Communications Committee. 

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