In 1966, Dr. Gardner was appointed professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He continued his clinical work at the Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, first as director of the Hematology Research Laboratory, and later as director of Medicine. He also served as a consultant in Hematology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia BA Hospital.
In 1975, he moved to Galveston, Texas. In 2004, the Frank H. Gardner Conference Room was dedicated at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, recognizing his important contributions to the University as both an inspirational teacher and renowned hematologist.
Dr. Gardner is survived by his three sons and two grandchildren. Donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or Hospice Care Team, Inc.