Alan N. Gordon, MD


Dr. Gordon specializes in gynecologic cancers with a strong interest in ovarian cancer clinical trials.

Titles and Roles

Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute
Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Gynecologist and Obstetrician
Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Uterine Cancer
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Dr. Gordon has been board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology since 1985.  He specializes in gynecologic oncology and is the Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Emory.  He is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, the Felix Rutlege Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the European Society of Medical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, and the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Society.


Dr. Gordon attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Additionally, he completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1983.


Dr. Gordon has been recognized on multiple occasions for his outstanding teaching ability.  In 2001, Dr. Gordon received the National Faculty Award from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  For the 2005-2006 cycle, Dr. Gordon was awarded “Outstanding Teacher” by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Banner Good Samaritan Health Center.


Dr. Gordon's major research interest is in the area of clinical drug development. The majority of his work has been in phase II and III trials to evaluate efficacy and safety of new drugs and combinations in gynecologic cancers.  He has also been involved in phase I safety trials of chemotherapeutic regimens.


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