David Gardner, MD


Dr. David Gardner is an endocrinologist who treats patients with endocrine and metabolic diseases. He sees patients in the Endocrinology clinic. In his research, he studies hormonal regulation of cardiovascular and kidney function, including the role vitamin D plays in the heart and vascular system.

Gardner earned a medical degree at the University of Rochester in New York. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Gardner is a professor of medicine at UCSF and chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.


Endocrinology Clinic at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2350
Fax: (415) 353–2337

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 pm.

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University of Rochester 1974

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Sisley SR, Arble DM, Chambers AP, Gutierrez-Aguilar R, He Y, Xu Y, Gardner D, Moore DD, Seeley RJ, Sandoval DA. Hypothalamic Vitamin D Improves Glucose Homeostasis and Reduces Weight. Diabetes. 2016 09; 65(9):2732-41.
  2. Glenn DJ, Cardema MC, Gardner DG. Amplification of lipotoxic cardiomyopathy in the VDR gene knockout mouse. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2016 11; 164:292-298.
  3. Ni W, Glenn DJ, Gardner DG. Tie-2Cre mediated deletion of the vitamin D receptor gene leads to improved skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2016 11; 164:281-286.

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