Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Soslowsky Laboratory

Joshua A. Gordon, MD

Josh Gordon

Orthopaedic Research Fellow
University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: San Francisco, California

Education: B.A. (chemistry) Pitzer College, Claremont California
M.D. David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Areas of Special Interest:
Soft tissue healing
Tissue engineering
Minimally invasive surgery
Tendon injury, repair and healing

Awards and Honors:
Inductee Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society (2005)
Honors in Chemistry, Pitzer College (2005)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute / National Institutes of Health Research Scholar (2007-2009)
Inductee Alpha Omega Alpha, David Geffen School fo Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (2011)
Edith and Carl Lasky Memorial Award for Outstanding Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (2011)
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Ira A. Roschelle, MD Family Foundation Clinician Scientist Training Grant (2012)

Conference Abstracts and Presentations:
McDonald E, Gordon JA, Buckley JM, Gordon L. Evaluation of Methods used to Reduce the Force of Flexion Following Primary Flexor Tendon Repair, Orthopaedic Reserch Society 2011 Annual Meeting. Long Beach, California 2011

McDonald E, Gordon JA, Fischer J, Barlett T, Buckley HM, Gordon L. Comparison of New Flexor Tendon Repair Using Multi-Filament Stainless Steel Suture with the Savage Technique. Orthopaeidc Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana 2010

McDonald E, Gordon JA, Buckley JM, Gordon L. The importance of the flexor Digitorum Superficialis Tendon in Tendon Repair: An Analysis of Anatomy, Strength, and Friction. LeRoy C. Abbott Society Scientific Program and 31st annual Verne T. Inman Lectureship (presented by L. Gordon). Mission bay, San Francisco, California 2010

Gordon JA, Day T, Yang Y. Interaction between Wnt and BMP signaling in Joint Development. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Meeting of Medical Fellows and Research Scholars. Chevy Chase, Maryland 2009

Gordon JA, Mak KK, and Yang Y. Small-Molecule Inhibition of Hedgehog Signaling in Adult Mouse Bone Homeostasis. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Meeting of Medical Fellows and Research Scholars. Chevy Chase, Maryland 2008

Gordon JA, Redding K, Lyons K. Overlap and interaction within the smad 1,5,8 Molecular Signaling Pathway. Journal of investigative Medicine, Vol.55 (1), #445, 2007

Publications:
Gordon JA, McDonald E, Buckley JM, Gordon L, Biomechanical Evaluation of a Cable-Crimp System Designed for Repair of Tendons and Ligaments in the Hand. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 2013 Winter 22(4): (in press)

Gordon L, Matsui J, McDonald E, Gordon JA, Neimkin R. Analysis of a Knotless flexor tendon repair using a multifilament stainless steel cable-crimp system. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Apr:38(4):677-83

Gordon JA, Stone L, Gordon L, Surface markers for locating the pulleys and flexor tendon anatomy in the palm and fingers with reference to minimally invasive incisions. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 may; 37(5):913-8.

McDonald E, Gordon JA, Buckley JM, Gordon L. Comparison of a multifilament stainless steel suture with fiberwire for flexor tendon repairs – an in vitro biomechanical study. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 May 38 (4):418-23

McDonald E, Gordon JA, Buckley JM, Gordon L. Comparison of a new multifilament stainless steel suture with frequently used sutures for flexor tendon repair. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Jun;36(6):1028-34..

Reviews and Chapters:
Regard JB, Mak KK., Gordon JA, and Yang Y. Hedgehog Signaling in Growth Plate and Bone Development. Topics in Bone Biology, Bone and Development. Vol. 6, Springer, 2010

Grant Support:
OREF Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant, Gordon (PI) 07/01/13-06/30/14. The Effect of Early Mobilization after Surgical Repair of an Achilles Tendon Rupture in a Rat Model; Role: PI