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Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Gordon's clinical interests are in acute and chronic craniofacial pain, with an emphasis on temporomandibular disorders and cancer-therapy induced conditions. In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Gordon also directs the dental school’s Graduate Research Education program with a strong commitment to research training. In addition to her appointment at the dental school, she holds joint appointments with the University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health and the University of Maryland Medical School’s Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and is a member of the University of Maryland Medical System hospital staff and UMB Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dr. Gordon is board certified in the specialty of Dental Public Health.

She earned her DDS from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and completed a two-year GPR at Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio. She subsequently earned an MPH in Epidemiology and PhD in Clinical Investigation, both from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gordon performed research and dental consultation for medically compromised patients at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center for 13 years prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on clinical and translational investigations of tissue injury and its clinical sequela—pain and wound healing. She has been continuously funded since joining the dental school faculty and presents her work nationally and internationally.