John B. Gordon III, MD, FACC



John B. Gordon III, MD, FACC

John B. Gordon III, MD, FACC

With Years of Education

"When I first decided to do a cardiology fellowship, I planned to become a physician, scientist and teacher.  I was fascinated by cardiovascular physical diagnosis, physiology and molecular biology.  As a practicing cardiologist, I have enjoyed managing complex coronary artery disease and heart failure."

Dr. Gordon obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and attended the University of North Carolina Medical School in Chapel Hill. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Colorado where he was a Chief Resident.  He completed his cardiovascular and interventional fellowships at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.  Dr. Gordon is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.  He has received the Research Fellowship Award and the Individual National Research Award from National Institutes of Health.

And Professional Experience

"The thought of entering the medical profession was exciting.  I feel fortunate to have pursued cardiology.  Working with patients with the remarkable new tools available to heal complex illness has been rewarding."

Dr. Gordon is a senior interventional cardiologist at Sharp Memorial Hospital where he launched the peripheral interventions program in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, as well as the Sharp Memorial STEMI program. He has served as Chief of the Cardiology Subsection and Vice Chair of the Internal Medicine Supervisory Committee at Sharp Memorial Hospital. He has served as President of the American Heart Association, San Diego Chapter. He has been a San Diego District Councilor for the California Chapter of American College of Cardiology. Currently, Dr. Gordon is the Governor for the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.  He is also an active member is the California Medical Association and the San Diego County Medical Society.

He Works for the Health of His Patients

Dr. Gordon’s research interests focus on coronary and carotid interventions. He is an authority on the management of the Kawasaki Disease in adults and is the Medical Director for the Adult Kawasaki Collaborative Research Study at UCSD School of Medicine.  Dr. Gordon is a principal investigator for the ABSORB trial which investigates a revolutionary coronary stent which completely dissolves over time. He is the current Director of the Annual Maui Cardiovascular Symposium.

Current Research Interests:
•Adult Kawasaki Disease
•New Coronary Artery Stent Technology
•Novel Approaches to treatment of Coronary Artery Disease

Publication Subjects:
•Adult Kawasaki Disease
•Coronary Physiology and Percutaneous Interventions
•Vascular Disease
•Cardiac Transplantation