Kathleen (Kitty) Gordon, M.D.

Associate Professor

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Appointments: 984-974-2020


Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Education and Training:

Medical School:

Cornell University Medical School, 1988


St. Vincent’s Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut 1988-1989


Department of Ophthalmology
Cornell University


Ocular Oncology, University of California-San Francisco

Professional Background:

Dr. Kathleen Gordon is a board certified ophthalmologist with an interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. She obtained her undergraduate degrees from The University of California, Irvine where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature. Dr. Gordon completed her medical degree at Cornell University Medical College in 1988.

After an internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Dr. Gordon returned to Cornell for specialty training in ophthalmology. There she served as resident physician for The New York Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Gordon continued her ophthalmology training at the University of California, San Francisco with a two year fellowship in ocular oncology. During that time, she served on the UCSF faculty as clinical instructor. In 1994, Dr. Gordon was appointed to the full-time faculty at UCSF as director of Comprehensive Ophthalmology and of the hospital consultation service.

Dr. Gordon joined the Eye Medical Clinic of Santa Clara Valley in July1999 while maintaining an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UCSF. After moving to North Carolina, she joined North Carolina Eye, Ear Nose and Throat, in July of 2004.

Dr. Gordon was appointed to the faculty of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in July of 2007. She has authored multiple publications on the diagnosis and treatment of ocular malignancies and other eye disorders and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gordon, please call 984-974-2020.