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Howard Gordon

Howard S. Gordon, MD is a general internist and staff physician at Jesse Brown VAMC (Chicago) and Associate Professor of Medicine at UniveHoward S. Gordon, MDrsity of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He studied electrical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completed his medical training at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and completed internship and residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland VAMC. He stayed at University Hospitals in Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University to complete a three year Health Services Research Fellowship with selected Statistics and Health Policy coursework in 1996. Dr. Gordon moved his research program to Chicago, in 2006, after almost ten years at Baylor College of Medicine and Houston VAMC. Dr. Gordon is board certified in internal medicine. He is an active clinician, teaching medical students and residents in the clinic and hospital at the University of Illinois Medical Center and Jesse Brown VAMC. He is a member of the senior staff, the Assistant Director of CINCCH at JBVAMC, and is Director of the Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research for Physicians at the Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare (CINCCH).
Dr. Gordon’s research interests focus on understanding, reducing, and eliminating racial disparities in health care. His research interests also include using health information technology to help patients manage their health. His research has involved the assessment and development of interventions to improve doctors’ and patients’ communication skills and using state of the art risk adjustment methods to compare and assess outcomes in hospitalized patients. Dr. Gordon has served as principal investigator or project leader on several national grants. He recently completed two VA HSRD funded grants "Physician-patient communication in patients with chronic heart failure," and "Pilot study of video to encourage active patient participation” and has several ongoing research projects.