UAMS’ Jerad Gardner, M.D., Ranked No. 1 Thought Leader by Pathologist Magazine

By ChaseYavondaC

The annual list acknowledges those dedicated to positive developments within laboratory medicine by highlighting 100 of the most influential figures, thought leaders and opinion shapers in pathology and laboratory medicine.

Gardner is an associate professor of pathology and dermatology in the College of Medicine at UAMS. He is a dermatopathologist and bone/soft tissue sarcoma pathologist. He directs the dermatopathology fellowship program and co-directs the musculoskeletal/skin module, both in the College of Medicine.

Gardner has lectured internationally on bone and soft tissue tumors, skin disease and social media for medical professionals. He uses social media for education, research and patient outreach. He has over 20,000 Twitter followers, 23,000 Facebook followers, 33,000 Instagram followers, and 13,000 YouTube subscribers. Gardner uses these platforms to discuss cases, teach, report information live from medical meetings, and connect patients with rare diseases to support and research opportunities.

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