A Kentucky native, Dr. Gander studied chemistry at the University of South Carolina before completing his medical degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He finished his integrated Plastic Surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh before moving to the Midwest to complete a Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in September of 2017.
When he is not working he enjoys having his time monopolized by his newborn baby girl, Emmie, and his wife, Dr. Evie Carchman. Together, they enjoy laughing, reading, playing and being outside. He no longer has any hobbies outside of those.