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A Distinguished Awardee

Dr. David G. Gardner ’67 has earned the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing the many accomplishments he’s made to his profession. 

David is the Mount Zion Health Fund Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California at San Francisco. He serves as a mentor to post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty, research trainees, and is the mentoring facilitator for the division. David has published approximately 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews and has co-edited five editions of the most widely used textbook in the study of endocrinology.

David got his start at CCC, graduating with honors. He graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University and from the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry with special recognition for his research. He completed his internship and residency at Massachusetts General and a clinical fellowship with the National Institutes of Health. He has been named a Best Doctor and also one of America’s Top Physicians.  

David’s areas of interest include cardiovascular endocrinology, natriuretic peptides, natriuretic peptide receptors, vitamin D, nuclear hormone receptors, growth and hypertrophy in cardiovascular system and kidney, and obesity-related cardiomyopathy. Invitations to speak at conferences and symposia have taken him across the Asian continent, Canada, Argentina, Belgium, and from New York to California. 

He resides in Mill Valley, California, with his wife, Ellyn.