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Faithlore Gardner, MD

Medical oncologist Faithlore Gardner, MD became a physician so that she could make a difference. She finds the specialty of oncology rewarding because it enables her to focus on each of her patients as unique individuals and to develop special bonds as she support them through their cancer journey.

Dr. Gardner joined Florida Cancer Specialists in 2014 and serves on the FCS Executive Board.

After earning her medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Gardner completed her medical residency at Vanderbilt University and a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the Mayo Clinic.

She has extensive clinical research experience, having served as a principal investigator on several clinical trial research studies. Her work on primary uveal melanoma and other cancers has been published and presented within the medical community, including the 23rd Annual Mayo Clinic Hematology/Oncology Review and the 2013 Society of Melanoma Research.

In her spare time, Dr. Gardner enjoys reading, traveling, and collecting stamps and postcards.

Treatments Provided
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Languages Spoken
  • English

Medical School

University of South Florida – Tampa, FL


Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN


Oncology/Hematology: Mayo Clinic

Board Certified

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Honors & Achievements

23rd Annual Mayo Clinic Review
2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Genitourinary Conference
2013 Society of Melanoma Research Congress
2014 ASCO Annual Conference

Professional Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology

Dr. Faithlore Gardner & Patient - Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Dr. Faithlore Gardner’s motivation for becoming a physician was to “be there” for her patients. She is driven to provide support and compassionate care to help minimize fear and anxiety throughout the treatment process.