Kent E. Gardner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
#1 In The Nation
Kent E. Gardner, M.D. is a fellowship trained, award-winning, double board-certified physician with the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He received the TOP SCORE in the nation on the Facial Plastic Surgery Board Exam and he is the recipient of the Jack Anderson National Award for scholastic excellence in facial plastic surgery. As an experienced surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Gardner has performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical procedures. He is a proven leader in the medical community and has served in multiple positions including Chief of Surgery at Dixie Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Gardner was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended Skyline High School. He subsequently earned an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Utah where he graduated with honors. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine before completing his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gardner then completed additional fellowship training in head and neck surgery, microvascular surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery through a combined fellowship program with Methodist Hospital and Indiana University. He learned the art of cosmetic surgery under the direction of Dr. Gregory Chernoff of Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery with offices in Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Beverly Hills and Newport Beach.
Dr. Gardner is a well rounded head and neck surgical specialist with an emphasis in facial cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery-including cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty, Botox and injectable wrinkle fillers, otoplasty (ear pinning), skin cancer surgery, microvascular surgery and scar revision. In addition he is experienced and active in supporting head and neck procedures and treatments such as nasal and sinus surgery, allergy testing, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and pediatric ear tube and tonsil surgery.
On a personal note, Dr. Gardner enjoys first and foremost spending time with his wife and four children. He is an avid sports fan. He also enjoys travel, playing golf, musical theatre, spending time at the family ranch, and he speaks Japanese.