Dr. Leonard Gordon, MD

Dr. Leonard Gordon, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Leonard Gordon, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1971 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

2299 Post St Ste 207

San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Ankle Sprains and Strains
more than 81% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
more than 81% of peers
Limb Pain
more than 61% of peers

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Dr. Gordon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gordon "Dr. Leonard Gordon is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery at the Hand and Microsurgery Medical Group in San Francisco, California. Among other conditions, he treats carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis of the thumb, nerve injuries of the hand and arm, hand and wrist fractures, Dupuytren's disease, ganglion cysts, hand tendon injuries and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Gordon trained in hand surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing his training, he was Attending Surgeon in Microsurgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco for six years. Dr. Leonard Gordon then served as Chief of Hand Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He held this position for twelve years before entering private practice in San Francisco. Dr. Gordon was director of an accredited Hand Surgery Fellowship training program for over 20 years and is Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco. He taught Anatomy at Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco for over 20 years and continues to teach residents in Orthopaedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery among numerous other professional organizations. He has had over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles published, five over the past 2 years. He has had two books and 12 book chapters published. He has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, and is involved in providing surgical care in underserved areas of the world. He is actively engaged in innovative scientific research and developing surgical implants and devices to improve patient outcomes."


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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger


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18  Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Connecticut Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gordon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Gordon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gordon to family and friends
17 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gordon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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