Profile: Angela Gardner, MD



Angela Gardner


Dr. Gardner is the Professor, Vice-Chair of Administrative Affairs, and Chief of Operations, Quality and Patient Safety for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern. She is also the Associate Chief Quality and Safety Officer for Parkland Health. She served as the President of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the national specialty society for emergency medicine, from 2009 to 2010. In that capacity, 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 the American College of Emergency Physicians. She received the 9-1-1 Legislative Network Member of the Year Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2021. 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 currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Emergency Medicine Foundation. Dr. Gardner served on the Board of the National Trauma Institute for eight years, including four years on the Science Committee. She served in a number of leadership roles in the American College of Emergency Physicians, including President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors. She served on the ACEP Board for 10 years, and continues to be active on the Federal Government Affairs Committee, the Quality and Patient Safety Committee, and the Communications Committee.

Dr. Gardner is a former president of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians, was instrumental in achieving tort reform in Texas, and received a commendation from the Texas Legislature for her work in 2009.

An active member of the Dallas County Medical Society since moving to Dallas in 2009, Dr. Gardner serves as a Delegate to the Texas Medical Association. She has been involved in TMA as a contributor to the Daily Headlines and as a reference committee member and chair. She currently serves as a member of the Patient-Physician Advocacy Committee for TMA.

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