Regina Gandour-Edwards had an initial career in public health nursing. Her undergraduate degree is a BSN from Georgetown University. She worked as a public health nurse and earned an MS degree in nursing from UC San Francisco. She taught community nursing at California State University Hayward for three years. She then completed an MHS degree at UC Davis in Family Nurse Practice and worked as a nurse practitioner in Sacramento.
In 1985, she received an M.D. from UC Davis and completed a 5 year residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. She served as Chief Resident and began her career on the faculty.
Currently, Regina Gandour-Edwards is a Professor and serves as Vice Chair of Education at the UC Davis Health System, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She is Leader of the Cancer Center Specimen Repository which is funded as part of the NCI designated Cancer Center Grant.
Regina Gandour-Edwards is course director for the General and Systemic Pathology courses for the School of Medicine and frequently teaches in the problem based learning cases of Year one and two.
Regina Gandour-Edwards is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, International Society of Urologic Pathology and the International Society of Biological and Experimental Repositories.