Paul B. Gardent is Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Clinical Practice at The Dartmouth Insitute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). Mr. Gardent is the Director of the MBA-MPH Program at Dartmouth. He teaches in the graduate programs at the Tuck School, The Dartmouth Institute and the Geisel School of Medicine. Prior to joining TDI he was Executive Vice President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire where he worked for twenty-seven years. Mr. Gardent's areas of interest are health care leadership, health care quality and performance improvement, health strategy, and public health.
Prior to DHMC, he worked as Senior Vice President, The Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and as a Senior Consultant for Price Waterhouse Company in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Gardent also worked as Administrator, Maternal and Child Health Services for the State of New Hampshire. Mr. Gardent is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with degrees in Business Administration and Sociology and was awarded a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar. Mr. Gardent is a Certified Public Accountant.
Among his professional activities, Mr. Gardent has served on the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and has been active in the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He has served on a number of AAMC and ACGME national committees. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Hospital Association and served as Chairman of the Board (2006) and as a trustee of the New Hampshire Foundation for Healthy Communities. Mr. Gardent has given many lectures and talks on health care leadership and quality improvement in health care.
Mr. Gardent's community activities include serving as a Director of Mascoma Financial Services Corporation where he chairs its Audit Committee. He is Chair of Trustee of Trusts for Hanover, NH and a member of the Hanover Improvement Society.