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Dr. Gregory Gardner, professor (Rheumatology) is the recipient of the 2017 Bruce C. Gilliland Award for Excellence in Teaching of Residents and Fellows.

The award is named for the late Dr. Bruce Gilliland, who was known for his skills and compassion as a clinician, his many contributions to the field of rheumatology, his service as an administrator in the School of Medicine, and his dedication to teaching residents and fellows.

Candidates for this award exemplify attributes similar to those demonstrated by Dr. Gilliland during his long career. Dr. Gardner has served as program director of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program for over 10 years. He is also an adjunct professor in the Division of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine as well as Rehabilitation Medicine. He has been teaching UW School of Medicine trainees since his appointment as an acting instructor in 1989. Dr. Gardner has pioneered development of multi-disciplinary rheumatology clinics with dermatology, neurology, pulmonology and nephrology. He is also a leading member of local and national rheumatology organizations such as the American College of Rheumatology.

Photo: Dr. Gardner (center) with Department of Medicine Chair Dr. Bill Bremner (left) and Mrs. Maren Gilliland (right), Dr. Gilliland’s wife