Take Charge Health

David Gordon, M.D. is the CEO of Take CHARGE of Your Health, LLC. He also continues to work as a Professor of Pathology (Active Emeritus) at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he has been on faculty since 1991. As such he continues to educate medical students and young doctors about numerous diseases, and his specialty is cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Gordon’s past leadership roles have included being the Associate Dean for Diversity and Career Development at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dean of the former School (now College) of Health Professions and Studies at University of Michigan-Flint, Dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Akron (Ohio), and most recently serving as the Associate Medical Director for the Hamilton Community Health Network, the largest federally qualified health center in Genesee county (Michigan). In this last role, he expanded his experience working to improve the health of various individuals, particularly for poor patients, and for individuals returning from incarceration. All of these experiences have reinforced the great need for patient education and advocacy on an individual basis, and thus he started Take CHARGE of Your Health.
Dr. Gordon received his undergraduate degree in chemistry, from Amherst College, graduated from Harvard University Medical School, did one year of internal medicine internship at the University of Massachusetts (Worcester), before getting his pathology training at the University of Washington (Seattle) where he joined the faculty. He was recruited to the University of Michigan in 1991 and his focus has remained cardiovascular diagnosis research and teaching. He also worked for Pfizer Inc. (1997-2001) on cardiovascular drug discovery. He has published numerous papers and continues to help others with cardiovascular research efforts. He is medically licensed through the state of Michigan.