Alumni Global Meet Keynote Speaker: Timothy J. Gardner M.D.

Alumni Global Meet Keynote Speaker: Timothy J. Gardner M.D.

  • Sep 20, 2018
  • By Daniel Moses

Xavier University School of Medicine is excited to announce that for our 2nd annual Alumni Global Meet our keynote speaker will be, Timothy J. Gardner M.D. He is a nationally recognized heart surgeon and is one of the leaders in his field of study, cardiovascular medicine.  Dr. Gardner is a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, class of 1966, and served in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1968-1970. He also completed numerous residencies at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland, including a chief residency in surgery. From 1976-1993, he was a cardiac surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and became a professor of surgery in 1986 at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After his time at Johns Hopkins he then moved on to become a professor of Surgery and chief of the division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, from 1993-2003.


Some other career highlights for Dr. Gardner are that from 1999-2002 he was vice President and then the President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He also served on their board for 10 years and was the boards Chair and Vice Chair from 2001-2005. Dr. Gardner served as the President of the American Heart Association (AHA) from 2008-2009. He currently serves as the Medical Director for the Christiana Care’s Center for Heart & Vascular Health, as well as being the Executive Director for Christiana Care’s Center Value Institute.


The faculty, students and Alumni are looking forward to hearing Dr. Gardner speak and be able meet and connect with him as well.

Approval by New York State Education Department

Seal of the New York State Education DepartmentOn July 17th, 2020, the New York Board of Regents voted to approve Xavier University School of Medicine Aruba to place students in long-term clinical clerkship in New York State for 7 years. This is the longest term of approval that can be given to an International Medical School.

New York State Education Department approval allows:

• Xavier graduates to enter residency training in New York

• Xavier students to complete all 72 weeks of clinical training in New York teaching hospitals