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

What do residents need to be competent laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeons?
Gardner AK, Willis RE, Dunkin BJ, Van Sickle KR, Brown KM, Truitt MS, Uecker JM, Gentry L, Scott DJ Surg Endosc 2015 Oct
Different Goals, Different Pathways: The Role of Metacognition and Task Engagement in Surgical Skill Acquisition.
Gardner AK, Jabbour IJ, Williams BH, Huerta S J Surg Educ 2015 Sep
Embracing Errors in Simulation-Based Training: The Effect of Error Training on Retention and Transfer of Central Venous Catheter Skills.
Gardner AK, Abdelfattah K, Wiersch J, Ahmed RA, Willis RE J Surg Educ 2015 Sep
Concepts for Developing Expert Surgical Teams Using Simulation.
Gardner AK, Scott DJ Surg. Clin. North Am. 2015 Aug 95 4 717-28
Best practices across surgical specialties relating to simulation-based training.
Gardner AK, Scott DJ, Pedowitz RA, Sweet RM, Feins RH, Deutsch ES, Sachdeva AK Surgery 2015 Jul
Gearing up for milestones in surgery: Will simulation play a role?
Gardner AK, Scott DJ, Hebert JC, Mellinger JD, Frey-Vogel A, Ten Eyck RP, Davis BR, Sillin LF, Sachdeva AK Surgery 2015 May
Expanding simulation-based education through institution-wide initiatives: A blueprint for success.
Gardner AK, Lachapelle K, Pozner CN, Sullivan ME, Sutherland D, Scott DJ, Sillin L, Sachdeva AK Surgery 2015 May
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

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)