Michael Gordon, MD



  • Language(s): English
  • College: City College of New York
  • Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Internship: University of Chicago Hospital and Clinics
  • Residency: University of Chicago Hospital and Clinics
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

Dr. Michael S. Gordon specializes in medical oncology and hematology, and his principle interests have been in the development of new cancer therapies with a focus on targeted therapies as well as drugs that affect angiogenesis (tumor blood vessel supply). His disease focuses include kidney cancer, melanoma, prostate cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and ovarian cancer. In 2014, Dr. Gordon was named medical director for the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials, a partnership between Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

Dr. Gordon joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2013 when his team at Pinnacle Oncology Hematology partnered with them. He first came to Arizona to become the associate dean for research for the Phoenix campus of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and subsequently founded the Arizona Cancer Center’s Drug Development Program in Scottsdale. Dr. Gordon led the Arizona Cancer Center’s activities in the greater-Phoenix area until November 2005 when the Drug Development Program was converted to Pinnacle Oncology Hematology as a free-standing research practice. Pinnacle Oncology joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2013. Currently, Dr. Gordon also serves as an associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Dr. Gordon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education at the City College of New York and his Medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. Following his graduation from medical school, Dr. Gordon performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. After completing his fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1991, he accepted a position at the Indiana University School of Medicine as a faculty member in the Section of Hematology/Oncology. During nine years on the faculty at Indiana University, Dr. Gordon played integral roles in the development of the Indiana University Cancer Center’s Biologics and Developmental Therapeutics Program, the Leukemia Program, Clinical Research Office, and the Scientific Review Committee.

Dr. Gordon is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, International Society of Experimental Hematology, American Society of Hematology, American Association for Cancer Research and New York Academy of Science. He has been awarded the American Cancer Society’s Clinical Oncology Career Development Award and has served as co-editor of Yearbook of Oncology.

Primary Location
Virginia G Piper Cancer Care Network
10460 N. 92nd St
Suite 200 & 400
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Direct Clinic Line: 623-238-7630