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About Dr. Leonard Gordon, MD

Dr. Leonard Gordon is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery. He treats the gamut of hand problems, from minor injuries to the most complex reconstructions. Some of the conditions he treats are carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis of the thumb fingers and wrist, nerve injuries of the hand, forearm and elbow, hand and wrist fractures, Dupuytren’s disease, ganglion cysts and tumors, tendon injuries and rheumatoid arthritis affecting the hand.

In addition to his clinical and surgical work, Dr. Leonard Gordon frequently serves as an experienced and respected Agreed Medical Evaluator for the State of California. For over 30 years he has been trusted and depended upon to render opinions in connection with Worker’s Compensation or personal injury cases with hand, wrist or elbow injuries.

Dr. Gordon taught anatomy at Stanford University before doing his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He continued with his training, finishing a subspecialty fellowship in hand surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. After his training, he was an Attending Surgeon in Microsurgery and Replantation Surgery at Davies Medical Center (now California Pacific Medical Center) in San Francisco for six years. Dr. Leonard Gordon then served as an Associate Clinical Professor of Hand Surgery and Chief of Hand Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He held this position for twelve years before re-entering private practice. He is one of the top orthopedic hand specialists San Francisco has to offer.

Dr. Gordon was the director of an accredited Hand Surgery Fellowship training program for over 20 years, teaching Hand Surgery to Orthopedic surgeons. As a result of his expertise in human anatomy, he served as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Anatomy Department at the University of California, San Francisco. He taught anatomy at both Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco for over 20 years. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery among numerous other professional organizations. He has had over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles published, five over the past three years. He has had two books and 12 book chapters published. He has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, and has been involved in providing surgical care in underserved areas of the world for the past 20 years. Dr. Gordon is actively engaged in innovative scientific research and developing surgical implants and devices to improve patient outcomes.

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  • Stanford University, Stanford, California. Lecturer in Anatomy. Surgical Examination (EDIN) for FRCS: 7/73 – 7/74
  • University of California, San Francisco. Resident. General Surgery: 7/74 – 7/75
  • University of California, San Francisco. Fellow. Microsurgery: 7/75 – 7/76
  • University of California, San Francisco. Resident. Orthopaedic Surgery: 7/76 – 7/79
  • Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Fellow. Hand Surgery: 1/80 – 1/81
  • LeRoy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society
  • San Francisco Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Hand Club
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • International Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery #017936
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve
  • American Association of Clinical Anatomists
  • American Board of Forensic Examiners
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • Northern California Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association
  • California Society for Industrial Medicine
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About Dr. Josh Gordon, MD

Dr. Joshua Gordon attended medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then trained in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in Philadelphia. At UPenn, he had the privilege of learning directly from internationally recognized thought leaders.

Dr. Gordon went on to receive sub-specialty training in hand and microsurgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, surrounded once again by leading experts in the field and working to treat patients with severe hand injuries at the only level one trauma center in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. Dr. Gordon brings to the practice state-of-the-art technique and extensive experience treating patients with all degrees of traumatic injury.

His clinical practice is based in San Francisco; his aim is to serve his community and provide the highest level of care regardless of case complexity. Dr. Gordon truly sees it as the highest honor and privilege to care for those who are sick and injured. As does his father, he focuses on elbow, forearm, wrist and hand injuries.

After entering private practice he has continued to enthusiastically participate in education, research and innovation, with the philosophy that this is the best way to improve the care available to his patients and give back to the next generation of surgeons, creating inter-generational advancement in his chosen specialty.

Dr. Gordon strives to serve as a leader in the field. He has worked on cutting edge research in orthopaedic care spanning topics from basic scientific discovery to surgical technique and device development. He completed two years of research at NIH. He has over 25 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and topical reviews and has presented regionally and nationally. He has served as the editor-in-chief of the University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal (UPOJ, and has been the recipient of several awards for patient care. His focus is on providing each of his patients with compassionate care that is at the vanguard of clinical excellence. In addition to his work in private practice and research, Dr. Gordon collaborates with other orthopaedic surgeons to deliver subspecialty orthopedic care to underserved communities around the world.

View Dr. Josh Gordon's CV

  • Pitzer College, Claremont, CA. Bachelor of Arts: 08/2001 – 05/2005
  • Bei Jing University 北京大学 (北大) study abroad program, Beijing, China: 08/2003 – 11/2003
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. MD: 07/2005 – 06/2007 and 07/2009 – 06/2011
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
  • Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

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