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Gordon Worley

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Neurology
408 Deming Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
408 Deming Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Office hours Tuesdays usually  


Dr. Gordon Worley specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, a sub-specialty of Pediatrics focusing onĀ  the management of the medical problems of children with physical disabilities. The principal diagnoses he treats are cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and Down syndrome. HIs research pertains to clinical problems of children with these conditions. Current research interests include genetic factors influencing outcomes of Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants using analyses of a large data set; comparison of outcomes of prenatal (in utero) surgery vs postnatalĀ  for lesion closure in meningomyelocele using the National Spina Bifida Patient Registry; Down Syndrome Disintegrative Disorder; and associations of ADHD with high risk sexual behaviors using analyses of a large data set.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics · 2017 - Present Pediatrics, Neurology, Pediatrics

Education, Training & Certifications

Harvard University · 1973 M.D.
Dartmouth College · 1971 B.M.S.
University of Wisconsin, Madison · 1969 B.A.