Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc
|Department||Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine|
|Hospital Title||Bone Health Program|
|Academic Title||Associate Professor|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
Dr. Catherine Gordon's work is directed at developing new approaches to prevent bone loss in at-risk patients by defining the lifestyle variables that affect the development of peak bone mass. She is seeking to identify factors that contribute to bone loss in healthy children and adolescents, as well as in those with such disorders as anorexia nervosa, inflammatory bowel disease, and cystic fibrosis. She is particularly interested in the influence of nutrition on hormones that affect bone development, such as adrenal and gonadal androgens, in this age group.
In a related line of research, she is evaluating ultrasound and peripheral quantitative computed tomography (PQCT) as modalities for measuring bone density.
Ongoing studies include:
- Strategies to prevent bone loss in women with anorexia nervosa;
- Mechanisms of bone loss in young adults with cystic fibrosis and inflammatory bowel disease;
- Risk factors associated with stress fractures in female athletes;
- Nutritional and environmental factors associated with subclinical vitamin D deficiency and rickets;
- Quantitative bone ultrasound and peripheral quantitative computed tomography (PQCT) as tools for measuring bone density in adolescents.
About Catherine Gordon
Catherine Gordon received her MD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and completed an internship, residency, and postgraduate fellowship in pediatric endocrinology and adolescent medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. She received an MSc degree from Harvard Medical School.
In 2011, Dr. Gordon received the A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award.
In 2010, Dr. Gordon was named a Society for Adolescent Medicine Iris Litt Visiting Professor in Research.
In 2007, Dr. Gordon received the ASBMR Early Career Excellence in Teaching Award.
In 2005, Dr. Gordon received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
In 2002, Dr. Gordon received a New Investigator Award from the Society for Adolescent Medicine.
- Pappa H, Gordon CM, Saslowsky T, Zholudev A, Horr B, Shih M, Grand R. Vitamin D status in children and young adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Pediatrics 2006; 118: 1950-61.
- DiVasta A, Beck TJ, Petit MA, Feldman HA, LeBoff MS, Gordon CM. Bone cross-sectional geometry in adolescents and young women with anorexia nervosa: A hip structural analysis study. Osteoporosis International 2007; 18(6): 797-804.
- DiVasta AD, Ringelheim J, Bristol SK, Feldman HA, Gordon CM. Skeletal measurements by quantitative ultrasound in adolescents and young women with anorexia nervosa. Journal of Pediatrics 2007; 150(3): 286-90.
- Haagensen AL, Feldman HA, Ringelheim J, Gordon CM. Low prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency among adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Osteoporosis International 2007; 19:289-294.
- Gordon CM, Feldman HA, Sinclair L, Williams AL, Kleinman PK, Perez-Rosello J, Cox J. Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency among healthy infants and toddlers. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2008; 162:505-512.
- Gordon CM, Williams AL, Feldman HA, May J. Sinclair L, Vasquez A, Cox J. Treatment of hypovitaminosis D in infants and toddlers. Journal Clinincal Endocrinology Metabolism 2008; 93:2716-2721.
- Gordon CM, Bachrach LK, Carpenter TO, Crabtree N, El-Hajj Fuleihan G, Kutilek S, Lorenc RS, Tosi LL, Ward KA, Ward LM, Kalkwarf H. Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry interpretation and reporting in children and adolescents: The 2007 Pediatric Official Positions. Journal Clinical Densitometry 2008; 11:43-58.