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Dr. Gardiner has had medical articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine and in the Proceedings of the ASAIO and has made oral presentations at the International Society of Nephrology.

He left academics for private practice in 1980 and owned and managed several primary care and hemodialysis clinics in Tennessee and Kentucky.

He came to the Virgin Islands to rescue an ailing dialysis facility and injected new life into the Juan F. Luis hospital hemodialysis facility, but not without some controversy.

Today he is Medical Director of the Caribbean Kidney Center which he started. His philosophy of “total patient” care with a heavy emphasis on prevention (not just treatment) and his total commitment to patients with kidney disease have been responsible for his success.



  • Dr-GardinerBS with honors – Long Island University 1969
  • Masters in Medical Sciences – 
 Rutgers Medical School 1971
  • MD. College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
 Columbia University 1973
  • Internship and Residency – 
 University of Michigan 1973 –1975
  • Fellowship/Hypertension – 
 University of Michigan 1975 –1976
  • Fellowship/Nephrology – 
 Wayne State University 1976- 1978
  • Assistant Professor (Medicine) and Chief of Nephrology 
Meharry Medical College 1978 –1980



  • Virgin Islands Champion for Quality Improvement 2013
  • Virgin Islands Medical Institute
  • Two Quality Insights Renal Network 3 Commendation Awards 2010