Dr. Rick Gardner
Chief Medical Officer
Rick Gardner serves as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for CURE International and as an orthopaedic surgeon at CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe. As CMO, Dr. Gardner engages regularly with the Medical Directors of each CURE Children’s Hospital and is an active participant of the CURE Executive Leadership team.
Rick recently moved to Zimbabwe after serving at CURE Ethiopia Children’s Hospital for 7 years (2013-2020). He completed his surgical training in the UK, followed by a paediatric orthopaedic fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto, Canada. His first introduction to CURE was in 2009 as a surgical fellow at CURE Malawi. Seeing the burden of childhood disability firsthand in Africa, and the impact that CURE was having in the country, were instrumental in his move to Ethiopia.
Rick is married to Anne, a microfinance consultant, and they have three children.