Gordon Joins Emory's Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics as Director of Gynecologic Oncology

October 21, 2013

Alan-GordonAlan N. Gordon, MD, is joining Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics as director of the division of Gynecologic Oncology. Gordon’s clinical practice will be based at Emory University Hospital Midtown. He will also work in the gynecologic oncology division at Grady Memorial Hospital, and will have membership in and collaboration with Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer treatment center. 

“Throughout his career, Dr. Gordon has demonstrated a commitment to training future gynecologist obstetricians and to fostering quality care for the gynecologic oncology patient, said Ira R. Horowitz, MD, SM, FACOG, FACS, John D. Thompson Professor and Chairman of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. “He is known by his peers for his humanism, surgical skills, outstanding investigative resolve, and thoughtful and strategic administrative approach. His innumerable contributions to clinical service, teaching, and research are an asset to our department.”

Dr. Gordon is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist with 30 years of clinical and academic experience. He is a senior or contributing author on 56 peer-reviewed manuscripts and nine textbook chapters, and his current research focus is the development and evaluation of new drug treatments for gynecologic cancers.

Dr. Gordon has served on the National Cancer Institute Gynecologic Oncology Group Gynecology Committee, where he contributed to the development of research protocols for gynecologic malignancies that were implemented across the United States. He was also a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Practice Committee and worked to develop guidelines and practice statements for gynecologic malignancies that are followed by subspecialists worldwide.

Dr. Gordon comes to Emory from Mercer University School of Medicine, where he was the division director of Gynecologic Oncology, vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and director of the gynecologic robotic surgery program. He also had a clinical practice at Central Georgia Gynecologic Oncology.

He has held previous academic and professional appointments at Baylor College of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona School of Medicine, and University of Central Florida.

Dr. Gordon received his medical education at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, the Felix Rutledge Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, International Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the European Society of Medical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, and The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Society.