About Todd E. Gardner, DO

Pediatrician Todd Gardner, DO, was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. A father of twin daughters and a son, he is well versed in the world of children - from Paw Patrol and Cars to unicorns and Doc McStuffins.

Dr. Gardner graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa and completed his residency in general pediatrics at the University of Nebraska.

He valued his time and learning experiences in Iowa and Nebraska, but he is grateful to be home again at Phoenix Children's. "There is no other place I would want to practice medicine than working with the hospital that I grew up knowing," he says.

Dr. Gardner enjoys caring for children and adolescents. He also has a passion for treating patients with special needs and those with mental health concerns, including anxiety and depression.

"There is no other profession as rewarding as working with children," he says.

Medical School / Education

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, West Des Moines, IA


(General Pediatrics) University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Phoenix Children's Pediatrics
2550 E. Guadalupe Rd., Suite 115, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Todd is always great relating to my son who is very shy and struggles to interact with people he doesn't know. His causal approach puts my son at ease. Todd also has a good balance of explaining things in a simple way for my son but also detailed enough for me to understand. We never feel rushed and he always takes time to ask us both if we have any questions or concerns. Appreciate his approach. Thank you

Dr. Gardner is so wonderful! He takes his time with us and is so kind and respectful to our daughter. We could not ask for a better paediatrician!

We love Phx Ch Peds Gilbert! Every provider we've seen there is fantastic. Dr Gardner was no exception. He treated my daughter with respect, and was very thorough in his care. He made sure we understood his recommendations for care, and answered all my kids' questions. Everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable here. The doctors and staff are just amazing.

Dr. Gardner exceeded my expectations. :)

Dr, Todd Gardner always asked permission before proceeding. This gave my grandson confidence that nothing would be done to him without his permission, It made him feel better

We LOVE Dr. Gardner!!!

We love dr. Gardner he always makes us feel heard. He never makes me feel like I'm waisting his time and never rushes us out. I recommend him to anyone looking for a new dr.

I just wanted to say that Dr. Gardner is the best pediatrician that I have ever met. Both of my sons go to him. He is amazing. I've referred several of my friends and their kids to him. He's gone above and beyond, and I've been seeing pediatricians now for the last 15 years for my four kids. So good job. You guys are amazing. Thank you. You've saved my children's lives. Thank you. Bye.

Dr. Gardner is an incredible pediatrician with great bedside manner, knowledge, patience, and care. I'm so grateful to have found him for my children!

We LOVE Dr. Gardner! He seems to truly love what he does but is real and my kids love that

Dr. Gardner is the best! He is so good with my kids, takes time to talk things through and give options. Never felt rushed!

Dr Gardner is awesome!

I truly love having a pediatrician that cares so much about my child. Todd is knowledgeable, kind and so respectful. He is always able to put my mind at ease with any concerns i might be having and is so great with his patients.

Dr. Gardner is the perfect doctor for my son. He really connects with him and treats him with respect.

Dr. Gardner is an incredible pediatrician who is knowledgeable, kind, patient, and caring. I couldn't ask for anyone better to care for my kids!

I just wanted to add that we moved and are now 35-45min away and I still will keep bringing my girls here. Dr. Gardner is wonderful, so professional and kind. He does his best to make all of us comfortable and I appreciate that. We have seen other providers at this location and they all have been great! So on the rare chance we can't see him I still will continuing bringing my children here for their care.

Dr Garden is absolutely amazing. I love the fact that he came in and took the time to get to know my son and his interest so my son will feel comfortable with him. Two days later my son Colin has been asking to see dr Garden again. Thank you ?

Dr. Gardner is amazing with my son with Down Syndrome. He is Very patient and kind, he takes his time works with so he not scared. Grateful to have him as my son's doctor!

Great experience! Thankful for such a knowledgeable, wonderful doctor for my child. Great staff all around!

Hi, I just am transferring my kids over to Dr. Gardner, and he has been phenomenal. I have a daughter, actually the one he hasn't met yet is medically fragile, so over the years we've had many, many providers. And the way he talked to my kids and not over them, and the way he gave them doable suggestions and empowered them and motivated them was just fantastic. I would recommend him or your clinic to anybody. Thank you.

Dr. Gardner is the best. Patient, understanding and gives your child enough time to express themselves. Assesses child very well by just talking to them. He does not give white coat syndrome vibe. Down to earth. Thumbs up so far best provider and facility