Christopher Gordon, MD, FACS, FAAP, is chief, division of plastic surgery at Dayton Children's Hospital.
Dr. Gordon treats children with an array of conditions that affect the way the face and skull develop. His experience and training at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world make him an expert in surgeries to correct the most severe malformations of a child’s face and skull. His specialty is complex jaw surgeries, in which the bone is stretched to create a more balanced face and allow a child to breathe better.
His specialties include Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), Nager syndrome (NS), Crouzon syndrome (CS), Goldenhar syndrome (GS)/Hemifacial Macrosomia (HFM), Pierre Robin sequence (PRS), and Craniosynostosis, among others. With his expertise, he has created custom specialized devices and uses minimally invasive surgery whenever possible. He also created a new design of helmet for a baby’s head when it needs reshaping. Cast in a doctor’s office, it allows treatment to begin immediately instead of waiting several weeks.
His passion extends to passing his gift on to others. He created a collaboration in Cuba to resurrect the country’s craniofacial (skull and face) program and, by serving as a liaison, is helping to train the next generation of Cuban surgeons. This five year program is already making a huge impact in the lives of hundreds of people who previously had no options to correct their conditions. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Gordon has done a great deal of work throughout Latin America, and is a veteran of more than 70 international mission trips.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish