Noel Gardner M.D., M.Div.

Dr. Gardner is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City where for 15 years he was the Chief of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. During this time, he received many awards for his extensive teaching in the medical school curriculum, the psychiatry and family medicine residency programs, and in the Division of Medical Ethics and Medical Humanities. During this time, he also developed a forensic practice, serving as an expert consultant and witness that ultimately involved over 200 cases. He has consulted and/or testified in many high-profile criminal cases (including that of Brian Mitchell, Ronnie Lee Gardner, Ron Lafferty, Mark Hacking, and Roberto Arguelles) as well as a broad range of civil cases at local, regional, and national levels.

Dr. Gardner has been extensively involved in both education and research in psychopharmacology, serving as a site investigator or clinical director on Phase I-IV clinical trials. He has served on numerous national advisory boards involving medications for depression and bipolar disorder and has served on many national speaker’s bureaus.

Dr. Gardner has also had extensive experience in a private practice specializing in complex mood disorders including both bipolar and treatment-resistant depression. Most recently he has been the founder and medical director of a non-profit training clinic that provides completely free care to individuals who are very poor, have serious mental illnesses, and have no insurance. In 2020 the clinic was given an award as “The Innovative Mental Health Charity of the Year” by a national organization, and in 2022 Dr Gardner was named “The Humanitarian of the Year” by the Utah Medical Association.