Jerad M. Gardner, M.D.
JERAD M. GARDNER, M.D. is a dermatopathologist & section head of bone/soft tissue pathology at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. As Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Jerad is one of the leading adopters of social media in pathology, commanding an online influence of almost 20,000 Twitter followers. He uses this platform to discuss cases, disseminate valuable information from live events, and engage with an ever-growing online community. Talking about the most unexpected moment of his career, he says, “There was a point last year when I realized that my YouTube pathology videos were being viewed every single hour of every single day, meaning that I am teaching even while I am sleeping! As an educator, that is powerful and meaningful.” Jerad speaks regularly at national and international meetings on bone and soft tissue tumors, skin disease, and the professional use of social media platforms. An active volunteer in numerous sarcoma and rare disease patient groups on Facebook, he uses the opportunity to conduct formal medical research and to advocate for patients.