Associate Professor
Attending Physician
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David Gordon, MD MPH is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UCSF. He is the Associate Medical Director for pediatric urgent care at San Francisco General Hospital. He is a co-director for the UCSF Pediatrics Competency-Based Immersion Experiences (COBIE) program and a UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate. He attends at the San Francisco General Hospital pediatric urgent care clinic and is fluent in medical Spanish.
With support from the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), Dr. Gordon co-founded the quality improvement program, the developmental stimulation program, and the pediatrics residency program for University of Gondar Hospital, Ethiopia. He has medical and public health experience in seven countries.

Education and Training

, 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California, San Francisco
, 2011 Open School Certification, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
, 2010 Residency, Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 2007 , University of Vermont College of Medicine
MPH, 2003 International Health, Boston University School of Public Health
BA, 2000 Geography, Dartmouth College


Shehibo A, Admassu F, Bekele T, Solomon M, Solomon L, Gordon DM. Bilateral Orbital Pseudotumor in a 3-Year-Old Child: A Case Report. J Trop Pediatr. 2018 Jun 01; 64(3):241-244.
Demisse AG, Tigabu Z, Aschale G,Tadesse T, Gordon D. Fanconi anemia in a newborn: unusual presentation. Open Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports. 2017; 6(3).
Ayalew M, Abayneh M, Gordon DM. Pattern and outcomes of childhood malignancies at University of Gondar Hospital, Ethiopia: nonconsecutive case series. Ethiop J Pediatr. 2016; 2(13).
Gordon DM, Shehibo A, Tazebew A, Huddart MR, Kadir A, Allen N, Draper H, Kokeb M. Implementation of an in-patient pediatric mortality reduction intervention, Gondar University Hospital, Ethiopia. Public Health Action. 2014 Dec 21; 4(4):265-70.
Gordon D, Zelalem M, Schutze GE, Bilcha K. Suspected Buruli ulcer of the face: a case report from Ethiopia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Mar; 33(3):323-5.
Gordon DM, Frenning S, Draper HR, Kokeb M. Prevalence and burden of diseases presenting to a general pediatrics ward in Gondar, Ethiopia. J Trop Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 59(5):350-7.
Gordon DM, Stern SE, Collignon PJ. Influence of the age and sex of human hosts on the distribution of Escherichia coli ECOR groups and virulence traits. Microbiology (Reading). 2005 Jan; 151(Pt 1):15-23.