Backed by more than six decades of professional experience, Martin Eli Gordon, MD, has established himself as a renowned expert in healthcare, gastroenterology and educational films. Since 1956, Dr. Gordon has served as the president of medical education exhibits, devices and films at Medical Films, LLC. Additionally, he has served as a clinical professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine since 1951. Throughout his career, Dr. Gordon has worked as a consultant and gastroenterologist for various hospitals and medical practices throughout Connecticut. He rose to prominence in 1953 as the acting chief of the gastroenterology section at the VA Hospital in West Haven.
After earning a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University in 1943, Dr. Gordon pursued a Doctor of Medicine at Yale University, which he obtained in 1946. He continued his training by working as an intern at the University of Chicago Clinics. He then served as the junior and chief medical resident at the VA Hospital in Newington, Conn., from 1949 to 1951, before joining Yale University. In addition to his contributions as a professor, Dr. Gordon has contributed to Yale in a variety of ways. Since 1989, he has served as an honorary trustee at the Yale Medical Library and as chairman and trustee of Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Associates. Furthermore, he has held the role of associate fellow at Yale University’s Pierson College since 1979.
Dr. Gordon has exercised his passion for his profession through a multitude of affiliations, including the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and American Federation for Medical Research. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, member of the American Medical Association’s Division of Education Development, and lifetime member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society. Moreover, Dr. Gordon is an active member of the American Medical Writers Association and the Ad Hoc Committee on Training Aids for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, as well as a past chairman of archives and science committees for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
A certified diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and National Medical Boards, Dr. Gordon has been continuously recognized — particularly through Yale University — for his hard work, dedication and significant contributions to his field. In 2004, the Ivy League university awarded Dr. Gordon with the Dean’s Peter Parker Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Medicine and the Well Being of the Yale University School of Medicine. In 2000, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the school’s alumni association. He is also the recipient of the Medical Resident’s Teaching Award and Distinguished Yale Medical Alumni Citation Award. Among other notable accolades Dr. Gordon has received are the Service Award from the American Cancer Society (1967 and 1971), and being a listee in Marquis Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the East.
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