Michael Gordon, MD
Dr. Michael Gordon trained at Johns Hopkins University and USC Spinal Cord Injury Center, and has been at the leading edge in spinal surgical technology since he began practice in Newport Beach in 1987. He specializes in a range of spinal surgeries from minimally invasive to complex deformities of the cervical and lumbar spine.
Having performed more than 8,000 spinal surgeries, Dr. Gordon has extensive experience in complex reconstructive spinal instrumentation surgery of the cervical and lumbar spine as well as disk replacement, adult deformity and degenerative scoliosis. For patients with disk herniations Dr. Gordon has performed more than 1,500 outpatient minimally-invasive spinal surgeries. He has been a clinical instructor for Medtronic/Kyphon, and has consulted for several national spinal instrumentation companies. He has assisted in the design of spinal pedical screw implants and currently is the only surgeon at Hoag Hospital expert in minimally invasive Kyphoplasty fracture treatment.
Dr. Gordon has delivered many community education seminars – look for him in the Hoag Hospital quarterly newsletter.
Dr. Gordon has three adult children (Harvard, Williams College, Brown University) and lives with his wife in Newport Beach. He and his wife are founding members of the Sage Hill School in Orange County. His wife, Ellen, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in adolescent eating disorders. In his leisure time he is an avid photographer, skier and pianist. His twin daughters have careers in teaching and business, and his son is an aspiring Broadway actor.