Faculty Profile

Dr. Laura E. Gardner, M.D.

Laura E. Gardner, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Interests

Laura Gardner, MD is a psychiatrist with an interest in the inpatient treatment of acute psychotic episodes, acute mood episodes, schizophrenia, and catatonia, as well as treatment of suicidal ideation and the use of electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of depression, suicidal ideation, catatonia and treatment resistant mood and psychotic symptoms. She is an attending psychiatrist on the inpatient unit of Montefiore Medical Center Moses Hospital (Klau 2) and works closely with the Montefiore Psychiatry Residency Program at Montefiore Medical Center, where she teaches and supervises both medical students and PGY1 psychiatry residents during their inpatient psychiatry rotations.

Dr. Gardner completed a visiting fellowship in electroconvulsive therapy at Columbia University Medical Center. She is one of three psychiatrists privileged by the hospital to perform inpatient electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and participates in the growing inpatient ECT service at Montefiore, which is the only hospital in the Bronx currently offering ECT.

Dr. Gardner completed psychiatry residency at Montefiore Medical Center after graduating from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in biochemistry and a B.A. with concentration in physics.

Dr. Gardner belongs to the Montefiore Psychiatry faculty private practive, through which she provides outpatient medication management and therapy for Einstein medical students, Montefiore residents and other Montefiore employees. She also has interests in yoga, mindfulness, and exercise and their role in mental health. She is currently studying the Danish language at NYU with the goal of attaining both written and spoken fluency.

Selected Publications

Kennedy G and Gardner L. The Silver Lining in the Graying of America: Healthy Aging Is The New Norm. Psychiatric Times. October 2013. http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/special-reports/silver-lining-graying-america-healthy-aging-new-norm/page/0/1.

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