Dan Gardner, M.D.

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I have had the privilege of working in close collaboration with my  patients to guide them, with compassion and respect, on the path towards greater self-understanding, self-confidence, effectiveness in relationships, and fulfillment in life.

We work together on problem-solving, building strengths and skills, and removing internal psychological obstacles to greater peace of mind and satisfaction in life.

I am readily accessible to my patients at urgent times. When needed, I am available for phone and videoconference sessions with established patients.

I am an experienced physician and psychotherapist with advanced, post-graduate training in psychoanalysis.  I consult with therapists about challenges with patient care, practice-building,and career development. I help organizations with leadership and team development. 

I have held medical leadership positions, including among others, the Board and Executive Committee member of San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, and I have been selected by my physician peers as one of of San Diego's Physicians of Exceptional Excellence (Top Doctors.)

I specialize in the following areas: 

  • Dealing with Loss and Grief
  • Improving Relationships
  • Facilitating Professional Development
  • Preventing Physician Burnout
  • ​Coping with Physical Illness
  • Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

Dan Gardner, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine 
Phone 858-560-5609  www.dangardnermd.com  dgardner@ucsd.edu