Regina Gandour-Edwards MD grew up in West Virginia and received her Bachelor Science in Nursing from Georgetown University. Following an initial career as a public health nurse, she earned an MS degree in nursing from UC San Francisco, taught community nursing at California State University Hayward, completed an MHS degree at UC Davis in Family Nurse Practice and worked as a nurse practitioner in Sacramento. In 1985, Dr. Gandour-Edwards received her MD from UC Davis School of Medicine (UCDSOM), served as resident and chief resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the UC Davis Medical Center, and then joined their faculty, rising through the ranks to Professor.
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 teaches medical students, nursing students and pathology residents, and mentors junior faculty tasked with developing new medical student courses. She is Leader of the Cancer Center Specimen Repository, which is funded as part of the NCI designated Cancer Center Grant. She is an active collaborator with many groups in the Cancer Center and has more than 90 peer reviewed publications.
Regina is the UC Davis chapter counselor for Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor society for Medicine. She is a professional member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists, International Society of Urologic Pathology and the International Society of Biological and Experimental Repositories.