Kenneth Gordon, MD Named Chair of Dermatology

September 20, 2016  |  Department News, Faculty News, News & Events
Kenneth B. Gordon, MD

Kenneth B. Gordon, MD

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth B. Gordon, MD, as Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, effective December 8, 2016.

Dr. Gordon graduated from Amherst College (Amherst, Mass.) in 1986 and received his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York, N.Y.) in 1990. From 1990-1993, Dr. Gordon completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard University (Boston). He served a clinical residency in Dermatology at Northwestern University Medical School from 1993-1997, and a fellowship in immunology at that same institution from 1995-1997.

Since 2011, Dr. Gordon has served as Professor of Dermatology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, Ill.) and Associate Director, Center for Clinical Research of Northwestern University Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

Dr. Gordon’s study of immune regulation in animal models of autoimmunity, antigen processing and presentation, and oncogenic alteration of immunogenicity (1995-1997, Northwestern University, Joint Center for Immunology) led to an early leadership role in the development of biologic immunotherapy for psoriasis.  Dr. Gordon has been the national and international lead investigator on many development programs for new treatments for psoriasis and has directed dozens of clinical trials.  He has participated in more than 50 invited lectures, workshops and presentations, both nationally and internationally, and has published more than 150 refereed journal articles, book chapters, reviews and abstracts.