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David Charles Gordon

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Box 3096 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
1680 Duke North, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Gordon is Associate Professor and Associate Program Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine. He also serves as an Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the Duke University School of Medicine. After receiving his MD from Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. In 2005, he joined the Emergency Medicine faculty at Duke University and remains dedicated to the education and training of medical students and residents.

Dr. Gordon's main academic interests include the teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning, understanding and reducing cognitive errors, and the remediation of struggling learners. As a former Undergraduate Education Director for Emergency Medicine at Duke University and President of Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM), he help produce educational training videos used nationally to provide instruction on patient presentations, safer sign outs, and effective consultation. 

Dr. Gordon has received multiple awards for his educational achievements including the Duke Emergency Medicine Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, Duke Emergency Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award, American College of Emergency Medicine Physicians National Faculty Teaching Award, and the Duke University School of Medicine Master Clinician/Teacher Award.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine · 2021 - Present Emergency Medicine, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Harvard University · 2001 M.D.