Charles R. Gordon, M.D.

Specializes in spine surgery and the treatment of spine injury, deformity, and degeneration. Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

1814 Roseland Blvd. Ste. 200
Tyler, Texas 75701

Phone: (903) 592-6000 – (866) 755-6472

Place and DOB:

Albuquerque, New Mexico – July 6, 1962


Texas Tech University
Summa Cum Laude Graduate
Degree: B.S., 1980 – 1983

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine
Degree: M.D., 1983 – 1987

General Surgery
Medical College of Virginia
1987 – 1988

Medical College of Virginia
1988 – 1993

Additional Training:

Three months of orthopedic spine training with Hallet Matthews, MD, Advanced Orthopedics, Richmond, Virginia (July – November, 1993).


State of Texas, 1992
State of Virginia, 1987

Board Certification:

Board Certified,  American Board of Neurological Surgery, November 1996


  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Tumors
  • Preuss Award for Resident Research (1990)
  • Achievement Reward for College Scientists (1983)
  • Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Achievement (1981, 1982, 1983)
  • Phi Beta Sigma honor fraternity at Texas Tech (1983)

Memberships on Hospital Staffs:

  • Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, Texas
  • East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas
  • Tyler Rehabilitation Hospital, Tyler, Texas

Membership in Medical Societies:

  • Affiliate, North American Spine Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Smith County Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons


  1. Gordon, C.R., Merchant, R.E., Marmarou, A., Rice, C.D., Marsh, J.T., Young, H.F.: Effect of Murine Recombinant Interleukin-1 On Brain Edema In the Rat. Acta Neurochurgicia 51:268-270.
  2. Stocchetti, N.A., Giorani, A.A., Guancarlo, C., Gordon, C.R.: Observations On the Relationship of Intracranial and Internal Juglar Pressure. Minerva Anestiologia. (in press)
  3. Motgi, G.V., Campbell, W.W., Worth, B.A., Appley, A.A., Gordon, C.R., Baldwin,N.G.: Intraoperative Ultrasonography, Muscle and Nerve 14:907. 1991.
    Gordon, C.R.: Cavernous Hemangiomas. British Journal of Neurosurgery. 1995.

Oral Presentations:

  1. “Effect of Murine Recombinant Interleukin-1 On the Normal Rat Brain Following Intracerebral Injection: A Preclinical Examination of Functional and Histo-pathological Changes.” Gordon, C.R., Rice, C.D., Watts, R.E., Wright, J.L., Merchant, R.E. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Resident aware presentation, 1990.
  2. “The Influence of Murine Recombinant Interleukin-1 On Brain Edema In the Rat” Gordon, C.R., Merchant, R. E., Marmarou, A., Rice, C.D., Young, H.F.- American Association of Neurological Surgeons. 1990.
  3. “Evaluation of Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow by Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Intraoperative Electromyography and Intraoperative Ultrasound.” Motgi, G., Campbell, W.S., Gordon, C.R., Apply, A.A. – The American Association of Electrophysiology. 1991.
  4. “Anterior vs. Posterior Spine Surgery: Implications For Rehabilitation” TAARPS spring meeting at Rosewood Estates. May, 1999.
  5. A Qualitative Study of Yucca Glauca and Its Relationship With Bacteria. Gordon, C.R., and Tucker, G.A. International Science and Engineering Fair. 1979.
  6. A Qualitative Study of Yucca Glauca and Its Relationship With Viruses. Gordon, C.R., and Tucker, G.A. International Science and Engineering Fair. 1980.
  7. A Preclinical Investigation On the Effects of Single, Intracranial Injections of Murine Recombinant Interleukin-1 In the Rat. American Association for Cancer Research. 1990.


  • Regional and International Science and Engineering Fair (1978 & 1979).
  • Electron Microscope technician at Texas Tech (1981 & 1982).
  • Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratories Heart Institute (1982).
  • Investigation with Robert Grossman, MD in the area of spinal cord ischemia (1987).
  • Clinical and laboratory work on immunotherapy for brain tumors, sponsored by Harold F. Young, MD and Randall Merchant, MD.
  • Investigator of clinical and surgical procedures using the BAK protocol during experimental stages.
  • Co-Investigator for Recumbent Bone Morphogenic Protein with Novus LT cages, titanium implants for use in spine fusions.
  • Primary investigator for RAY cages in anterior lumbar interbody fusions.


  • Served as a student delegate to the Texas Medical Association (1983 – 1987)
  • Representative on the Texas Medical Association Committees for Nuclear Medicine and Professional Liability.

Family/Personal Information:

    Married, Kimberly Gordon. One daughter, Abby, and two sons, Grant and Reid.

Definition of Neurosurgery:

The Board approved the following revised definition of Neurological Surgery, as submitted by the Joint Socio-Economic Committee at its December 1982 meeting:

Neurological Surgery is the medical discipline that deals with the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of disorders of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system, including their supporting structures, i.e., the spine and vascular supply, i.e. carotid and vertebral arteries; the evaluation and treatment of other pathological processes which modify nervous system function; the modification of the activity of the nervous system including the hypophysis and the management involved in the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of a patient utilizing all modalities in medicine.

The primary focus of my practice at this time emphasizes the aggressive and comprehensive interdisciplinary management of spine disorders. My personal goal is to continue caring for patients with neurosurgical disease, to continue clinical research, and ultimately to fulfill God’s design for my life.

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