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.