Mary F. Gardner, MD, MPH, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist with Women’s Health Care Center

Get to know Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Mary F. Gardner, who serves patients in New Orleans, Louisiana.

With over five decades of experience, Dr. Gardner is a caring and compassionate obstetrician-gynecologist at Women’s Health Care Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her areas of specialization include pubic health & general preventive medicine, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, as well as obstetrics & gynecology. 

From 1973 to 1991, she held a private practice. Afterward, she was associated with Tulane University Student Health Services from 1991 to 2005, and worked alongside Dr. Ivkers at Gardner & Ivkers Mds.

Born in Houston, Texas, Dr. Gardner earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University, and her medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. She then earned her Master of Public Health degree at Tulane University School of Public Health, performed her internship at Louisiana State University, and served her residencies in obstetrics and gynecology & preventive medicine at Tulane Affiliated Hospitals.

Specializing in women’s health, the doctor is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). The mission of the ABOG is to define specialty standards, certify obstetricians and gynecologists, and facilitate continuous learning to advance knowledge, practice, and professionalism in women’s health.

Furthermore, she is board-certified through the American Board of Preventive Medicine, a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties that issues “certificates of special knowledge” in the specialty of preventive medicine.

A Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Gardner is a member of the Jefferson Parish Medical Society, Zonta International, the American Medical Women’s Association, the American Medical Students Association, and Women Leaders in Medicine.

Obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) is the medical specialty that encompasses the two subspecialties of obstetrics (covering pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period) and gynecology (covering the health of the female reproductive system – vagina, uterus, ovaries, and breasts). An obstetrician-gynecologist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and disorders that affect women, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, and menopause. Additionally, they work with expecting mothers throughout their pregnancies, during childbirth, and into postpartum. 

Recognized for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of healthcare, Dr. Gardner is the recipient of On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015) and Patients’ Choice Award (2015).

On a more personal note, she speaks both English and Spanish.

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