John B Gordon, MD

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF WISCONSIN SINCE 1996
Medical director, Special Needs, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Professor and chief, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-6943

Overview

Best Doctors 2013In 2002, Dr. Gordon switched his clinical focus from pediatric critical care to lead development of the Special Needs Program which provides co-management and care coordination for children with medical complexity and fragility due to multiple chronic conditions. In 2008, he also switched his research focus from bench work to health services, outcomes and family education research. Since 2002, the Special Needs Program (SNP) has grown steadily and has now served over 600 patients and held over $1 million in grant support. The SNP has pioneered new reimbursement models with Wisconsin Medicaid and has been recognized as an innovative model of care by the American Association of Medical Colleges (2011) and the Maternal Child Health Bureau (2006). This program has served as advisors to programs being developed throughout North America. Future goals focus on developing models of care and reimbursement to address the needs of the growing population of children with medical complexity and fragility.

Certifications
Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Special needs
  • Complex care
  • Care coordination
  • Bereavement

Education & Awards

Education
  • 1977, Mcgill University (Montreal, Canada), MD
Residency
  • 1982, The Montreal Children's Hosp (Montreal, Canada) - Pediatrics
Fellowship
  • 1985, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Ped Critical Care
Awards
  • Endowed chair (2011): Kaemmer Professor in Pediatrics: “Super Kid” Chair in Special Needs, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Best Doctors in America 2007 to present
  • Health Care Hero, Milwaukee Biz Times, 2009

Research & Publications

Research
  • Impact of medical co-management and care coordination
  • Caregiver burden in families of children with medical complexity
  • Family education

Current grants

  • Training the Lay Trainer. Funded by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
Publications