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Edward M. Gardner, MD

Associate Professor


Phone: 303-436-7269
Address: Denver Public Health
605 Bannock St., MC 2600
Denver, CO 80204


Medical School
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Gardner is an Infectious Diseases/HIV physician at Denver Public Health and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver.  He completed medical school at the University of Chicago - Pritzker School of Medicine and his internal medicine training at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.  After four years in community health and correctional medicine he completed his infectious diseases training at the University of Colorado Denver in 2005.  His main areas of research interest are engagement in HIV care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy.  He is NIH funded in both of these areas through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, R34) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, K01).  His other areas of research interest include cost-effectiveness analysis, the impact of symptoms and adverse events on health outcomes in HIV infected patients, and the diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection.  His clinical interests include diagnosis, treatment, and management of HIV infection and its complications with a special interest in the care of persons in correctional facilities.

Pub Med Articles

  1. Gardner E, Burman W, De Groote M, Hildred G, Pace N. Increasing Rate of Initial Macrolide-Resistance in Disseminated Mycobacterium avium Complex Disease.  Clin Infect Dis. 2005;41:1041 – 1044.

  2. Gardner E, Burman W, Davidson A, Maravi M.  Selective Drug Taking during Combination Antiretroviral Therapy in an Unselected Clinic Population.  J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005;40:294 – 300.

  3. Jenkins T, Gardner E, Thrun M, Cohn D, Burman W. Risk-based HIV testing fails to detect the majority of HIV-infected persons in medical care settings. Sex Transm Dis. 2006;33:329-33.

  4. Gardner E, Burman W, Davidson A, Maravi M.  Durability of adherence to antiretroviral therapy on initial and subsequent regimens.  AIDS Patient Care & STDs. 2006;20:628-36.

  5. Gardner E, Sharma S, Peng G, Huppler Hullsiek K, Burman W, MacArthur R,  Chesney M, Telzak E, Friedland G, Mannheimer S.  Differential adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy is associated with virological failure with resistance. AIDS. 2008;22:75-82.

  6. Gardner E, Kestler M, Beieler A, Belknap R. Clostridium butyricum sepsis in an injection drug user with an indwelling central venous catheter. J Medical Microbiology. 2008;57:236-39.

  7. Mannheimer S, Thackeray L, Huppler Hullsiek K, Chesney M, Gardner E, Wu A, Telzak E, Lawrence J, Baxter J, Friedland G. A Randomized Comparison of Two Instruments for Measuring Self-Reported Antiretroviral Adherence. AIDS Care. 2008;20:161-9.