Undergraduate University of Arkansas-Fayette (2008), Psychology
Graduate School University of Akron (2010), Psychology
Graduate School University of Akron (2013), Psychology

Research Interest

  • Design and evaluation of residency program curricula
  • Error management in health professions education
  • Simulation-based training to enhance teamwork and communication
  • Team learning and decision-making


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Developing a Comprehensive Resident Education Evaluation System in the Era of Milestone Assessment.
Gardner AK, Scott DJ, Choti MA, Mansour JC J Surg Educ 2015 Jan
The association for surgical education CESERT grant program: the first 15 years.
Gardner AK, Sudan R, Sidhu R, Mann BD, Scott DJ Am. J. Surg. 2015 Jan 209 1 115-9
Personal protective equipment and simulation: use of chemiluminescent glow sticks as a game changer?
Guttman O, Gardner A Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2015 41 5 234-1
Important concepts for developing expert surgical teams using simulation.
Gardner AK, Scott DJ Surg Clin N Am 2015 98
Teledebriefing: connecting learners to faculty members.
Ahmed R, King Gardner A, Atkinson SS, Gable B Clin Teach 2014 Jul 11 4 270-3
External Validation and Evaluation of an Intermediate Proficiency-Based Knot-Tying and Suturing Curriculum.
Gomez PP, Willis RE, Schiffer BL, Gardner AK, Scott DJ J Surg Educ 2014 Jun
The relationship between confidence and competence in the development of surgical skills.
Clanton J, Gardner A, Cheung M, Mellert L, Evancho-Chapman M, George RL J Surg Educ 2014 May-Jun 71 3 405-12
Improving bariatric patient transport and care with simulation.
Gable BD, Gardner AK, Celik DH, Bhalla MC, Ahmed RA West J Emerg Med 2014 Mar 15 2 199-204
Transforming trauma teams through transactive memory: How simulation can enhance performance
Gardner AK, Ahmed RA Simul Gaming 2014 45 356-370
Error management training and simulation education
Gardner AK & Rich M Clin Teach 2014

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • International Anesthesia Research Society (2014)
  • American College of Surgeons (2013)
  • Association for Surgical Education (2013)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2013)
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (2011)
  • Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (2008)