Robert A. Gordon, MD, FAAP

Professor Emeritus

School of Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Pediatric & Adult Strabismus


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Dr. Gordon is director of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus, and he is an associate professor in both the ophthalmology and pediatrics departments. Following graduation from Tulane University Medical School, he served a rotating internship at Ben-Taub Hospital Affiliated in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency training at Tulane, and finished a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus at the University of Indiana under the tutelage of Eugene Helveston, M.D. and Forest D. Ellis, M.D.

He has received an American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award. Dr. Gordon has been active in numerous research arenas, and has published in the major ophthalmology journals. Since 1985, he has been NIH-NEI funded for studies concerning the pathogenesis and treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity, a blinding disease affecting small, premature babies.

His other areas of interest include: strabismus, both in children and adults; ocular signs of systemic disease; visual prognosis in infants with optic nerve hypoplasia; and the management of pediatric cataracts, including the refractive consequences of intraocular lens use.

Dr. Gordon also serves as vice-chairman in the Department of Ophthalmology, and he is secretary/treasurer of the Tulane Eye-Alumni Association. Despite his academic interests, one of his passions continues to be playing tennis, as long as his knees hold up.