Bruce R. Gordon, MD, FACS


Otolaryngology Residency,
University of California, San Diego

Surgery Internship,
University of California, San Diego

MD 1976,
University of Rochester

MA 1972,
University of California, Berkeley,
Molecular Biology

BA 1967,
Pomona College, Zoology and
Chemistry dual major


California, Massachusetts

Board Certification:

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1981

Hospital Privileges:

Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Ma., Staff Surgeon & Chief of Otolaryngology

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, Ma., Associate Surgeon, Courtesy Staff

Teaching Experience:

1986-present Director, AAOA Basic & Advanced Allergy Courses

1985-present Clinical Instructor in Laryngology & Otology, Harvard University

1983-present Senior Teaching Faculty, Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston

1970-1971 Teaching Assistant, postgraduate Molecular Biology, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley


Lifetime Achievement Award, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, 2009

President, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, 2002- 2003

Sam Sanders Award for Clinical Allergy Research, AAOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, 2003

President, International Society Otorhinolaryngologic Allergy & Immunology, 1998-2001

1996 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Honor Award

1994 American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence

1967-1972 N.I.H. Science Traineeship, University of California, Berkeley

1963 N.C.T.E. Award for Excellence in English

Eagle Scout


Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Board of Directors and Research Committee member
Past Scientific Affairs Chairman, Continuing Medical Education Director

Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Past Allergy-Immunology, and Environment Committee member

Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association

American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery

Massachusetts Medical Society
Council, Past Member

Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngologists
Board of Directors, Past Member


Gordon BR. The Allergic March: Can We Prevent Allergies and Asthma? Otolaryngol Clin N Am. 2011. accepted for publication.

Gordon BR. Patch testing for allergies. Curr. Opinion Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg. 2010;18:191-4

Meltzer EO, Blais MS, Derebery MJ, Gordon BR, Sheth KK, Simons AL, Wingertzahn MA, Boyle JM. Burden of allergic rhinitis: results from the pediatric allergies in America survey. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009;124(3): S43-70

Wang DY., Gordon, BR. Management of persistent allergic rhinitis in the tropics: Singapore experiences. Clinical and Experimental Allergy Reviews, 2008; 8:37-44

Gordon BR. Asthma – History and Presentation. Otolaryngol Clin N Am 2008; 41:375-86

Wang DY, Gordon BR, ChanYH, Yeoh KH Potential non-IgE mediated food allergies : comparison of open challenge and DBPCFC. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007, 137(5):803-809

Gordon BR. Prevention and Management of Anaphylaxis. In Marple B, Mabry RL, eds. Quantitative Skin Testing for Allergy: IDT and MQT. 2nd ed., 2006, New York, Thieme, p. 75-91

Gordon BR. Prevention and Management of Allergic Emergencies. In Mabry RL, Ferguson BJ, and Krouse JH, eds. Allergy: The Otolaryngologist’s Approach. 2006 Washington DC, Amer. Acad. Otolaryngic Allergy, p. 99-118

King HC, Mabry RL, Mabry CS, Gordon BR, Marple BF. Allergy in ENT Practice: The Basic Guide. 2nd ed., 2004, New York, Thieme

Yeoh KH, Wang DY, Gordon BR. Safety and efficacy of radioallergosorbant test-based allergen immunotherapy in treatment of perennial allergic rhinitis and asthma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004; 131:673-8

Wang DY, Razaa T, Gordon BR. Control of nasal obstruction in perennial allergic rhinitis. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004:165-170

Gordon BR. Approaches to Testing for Food and Chemical Sensitivities. Otolaryngol Clinics North Am. 2003; 36:917-940

Hurst DS, Gordon BR, Krouse JH. The importance of glycerin-containing negative control tests in allergy research studies that use intradermal skin tests.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002; 127:177-181

Allergy and Immunology, An Otolaryngic Approach. Eds.: Krouse J, Chadwick S, Gordon B, Dereberry J 2002, New York, Lippincott

Gordon, BR. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: an Allergic Entity? Current Opinion in Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2000; 8:253-259

Hurst DS, Gordon BR, Fornadley JA, Hunsaker DH. Safety of Home Based and Office Allergy Immunotherapy: a multicenter prospective study Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 1999; 121:553-561

Gordon BR. Inhalant Allergy Diagnosis. Current Opinion in Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 1999; 7:371-374

Gordon BR. Skin Testing to Detect Cyclic Food Allergy: Current Technique. In: Mattox DE, ed. Diagnostic Tests in Otolaryngology (1998)

Gordon, BR. Allergy Skin Tests for Inhalants and Foods: Comparison of Methods in Common Use. Otolaryngol Clinics North Am. 1998;31:35-54

Gordon BR. Update on the Importance of Nutrition in Allergy Management. Curr Opinion Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery 1998;6:67-69

Davidson TM, Webster RC, Gordon, BR. The principles and dynamics of local skin flaps. 4th ed.,: American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Alexandria, VA (1998)

Gordon, BR. The Importance of Nutrition in Allergy Management. Curr Opinion Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery 1997;5: 53-54

Gordon BR. Asthma: An Important Disease to Otolaryngologists, ENT J. 1996;75: 97-101; 136-142; 216-224

Gordon BR. Immunotherapy Basics. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;113: 597-602

Gordon BR. Future Immunotherapy: What Lies Ahead ? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;113:603-605

Trevino RA, Gordon BR. Allergic Rhinosinusitis. ENT J. 1993;72:116-129

Gordon BR. Immunotherapy: Rationale and Mechanisms. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;107:861-865

Gordon BR. Prevention and Management of Office Allergy Emergencies. Otolaryngol Clinics North Am. 1992;25:119-134

Gordon BR. Allergy Skin Tests and Immunotherapy: Comparison of Methods in Common Use. ENT J. 1990;69:47-62

Gordon BR. Topical cocaine nasal anesthesia.
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113:211

Harris JP, Calloway CA, Gordon BR. Subclavian Vein Thrombosis Associated With Central Venous Cannulation in Head and Neck Surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1982;90:715-22

Davidson TM, Gordon BR. Prophylactic Antibiotics in Facial Plastic Surgery. Trans. Pacific Coast Oto-Opthal. Soc. 1980;61:105

Segel GB, Lukacher A, Gordon BR, Lichtman MA, Glucocorticoid Suppression of Human Lymphocyte DNA Synthesis: Influence of Phytohemagglutinin Concentration, J. Lab. Clin. Med. 1980;95:624-32

Gordon BR. The Teaching-Case Conference: Esthesioneuroblastoma. Head Neck Surg. 1979;1:541

Gordon BR, Segel GB, Brennan JK, Lichtman MA. Effect of Molecular Modification on the Inhibition of Lymphocyte Blastogenesis by Cardiac Glycosides Blood 1978;51:497-505

Segel GB, Lichtman MA, Gordon BR, MacPherson J, Nusbacher J, Plateletpheresis Residues: A Source of Large Quantities of Human Blood Lymphocytes. Transfusion 1976;16:455-9

Segel GB, Lichtman MA, Hollander MM, Gordon BR, Klemperer MR. Human Lymphocyte Potassium Content During the Initiation of Phytohemagglutinin-Induced Mitogenesis, J. Cell. Physiol. 1976;88:43-8

Segel GB, Gordon BR, Lichtman MA, Hollander MM, Klemperer MR. Exodus of 42-K+ and 86-Rb+ from Rat Thymic and Human Blood Lymphocytes Exposed to Phytohemagglutinin, J. Cell. Physiol. 1976;87:337-43

Segel GB, Hollander MM, Gordon BR, Klemperer MR, Lichtman MA. A Rapid Phytohemagglutinin-Induced Alteration in Lymphocyte Potassium Permeability, J. Cell. Physiol. 1975;86:327-35

Burr JG, Gordon BR, Park EH. Photochemical Genetics I: The Ionic Nature of Uracil Photohydration. In: Radiation Chemistry, I:418 Amer. Chem. Soc., Washington, DC,1968

Burr JG, Gordon BR, Park EH. The Mechanism of Photohydration of Uracil and N-Substituted Uracils. Photochem. Photobiol. 1968;8:73