John B Gordon, MD

Medical director, Special Needs, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Professor and chief, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office locations

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


OP107_MAR_PracticeStatus_NotAccepting_r4In 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. bestdoctors2015badge

Pediatrics - General, Pediatrics - General
Areas of interest
  • Special needs
  • Complex care
  • Care coordination
  • Bereavement

Education and awards

  • 1977, Mcgill University (Montreal, Canada), MD
  • 1982, The Montreal Children's Hosp (Montreal, Canada) - Pediatrics
  • 1985, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Ped Critical Care
  • 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 and publications

  • 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