Robert Gardner, M.D.

After completing his residency at St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr. Robert Gardner established Cape Girardeau Neurologic Associates, the first neurology practice in the area. For more than thirty years Dr. Gardner has helped patients and their families cope with the effects of stroke and brain aneurysm, and neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia and Alzheimer’s. 

Dr. Gardner is proud to work with his son, Dr. Robert Gardner, Jr., who is also a neurologist. Both doctors have privileges to see patients at Southeast Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.  Dr. Gardner is also on staff at the Sikeston clinic.



Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology

Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago, IL (1977)

Internship: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1978)

Residency: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis,  MO (1981)
Memberships:  American Society of Neuroimaging and Sonology, American Academy or Neurology
Medical Director:  Stoke Center, Saint Francis Medical Center

Areas of Speciality:  Strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizures, Headaches, Dizziness




Robert Gardner JR., M.D.


Dr. Robert Gardner, Jr. specializes in helping patients whose nervous systems have been compromised and may be causing chronic headaches, sleep disorders, movement disorders, stroke, and spasticity.  He is a forerunner in using Botox to treat chronic migraine headaches, spasticity, and to help calm involuntary movement and muscle contraction caused by dystonia.  In addition to his private practice, Dr. Gardner is the medical director of the ALS Association Clinic at Saint Francis Medical Center, helping patients and their families cope with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.


A Cape Girardeau native, Dr. Gardner, Jr. graduated from Notre Dame High School and subsequently trained at Saint Louis University for both his undergraduate and medical degrees.  Following this training, he completed a Neurology Residency at Washington University-Barnes Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis.  He then a spent an additional year training at Washington University in a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship with a focus on neuromuscular disorders and EMG. 


Dr. Gardner, Jr. is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Neurology and Sleep Medicine, as well as the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine in Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Gardner, Jr. primarily practices in the Cape office but travels to the Sikeston clinic two times a month. Unlike many Cape Girardeau physicians, his practice is not associated with only one local hospital. Dr. Gardner, Jr. treats patients at both Saint Francis Medical Center and Southeast Hospital in Cape, as well as Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.



David Y.S. Lee, MD


Dr. David Lee was born in the Republic of Singapore and raised in St. Louis, MO.  He attended high school at Clayton High School, Clayton, MO and received his undergraduate training at Washington University, St. Louis, MO.  He continued his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his neurology residency at St. Louis University Group Hospital.  He also received additional training during his fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.


Dr. Lee's special interests include:  Dementia, dizziness and balance disorder, stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraine and Parkinson's disease.  He has privileges at Saint Francis Medical Center and Southeast Missouri Hospital, both in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as well as Perry County Memorial Hospital located in Perryville, Missouri.  Dr. Lee received his Board Certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1984.