Dr. Justin Gordon is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Gordon earned his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He received his medical degree from the same institution, graduating from medical school Magna Cum Laude, and earning induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Following medical school, Dr. Gordon completed an internal medicine internship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, followed by his dermatology residency at Stanford University. He served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Gordon is board certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Gordon’s professional focus is general medical dermatology, with a focus on LGBTQ+ health. He directs the Stanford Dermatology LGBTQ+ Clinic and serves as Chair of the Stanford Dermatology LGBTQ+/Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) Committee. He previous founded and directed the Acne Specialty Clinic at Stanford, and co-founded SUNSPORT (Stanford University Network for Sun Protection, Outreach, Research and Teamwork) - an outreach and research program focused on increasing appropriate sun-protection behaviors and reducing the incidence of skin cancer among outdoor athletes.

Dr. Gordon's academic interests include LGBTQ+ healthcare, acne, skin cancer detection and prevention, teledermatology and entrepreneurship.

Clinical Focus

  • Dermatology
  • acne
  • skin cancer detection and prevention
  • LGBTQ+ healthcare
  • teledermatology

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Emory University School of Medicine (2010) GA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2014)
  • Residency: Stanford University Dermatology Residency (2014) CA
  • Internship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (2011) NY

All Publications

  • Integrating Skin of Color and Sexual and Gender Minority Content in Dermatology Residency Curricula: A Prospective Program Initiative. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Jia, J. L., Gordon, J. S., Lester, J. C., Linos, E., Nord, K. M., Bailey, E. E. 2021

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2021.04.018

    View details for PubMedID 33872717

  • Promoting sunscreen use and sun-protective practices in NCAA athletes: Impact of SUNSPORT educational intervention for student-athletes, athletic trainers, and coaches JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY Ally, M. S., Swetter, S. M., Hirotsu, K. E., Gordon, J., Kim, D., Wysong, A., Donnelly, L., Li, S., Nord, K. M. 2018; 78 (2): 289-+


    Student-athletes (SAs) have an increased skin cancer risk on account of significant ultraviolet exposure; however, their sun-protective practices are suboptimal. A novel program, Stanford University Network for Sun Protection, Outreach, Research, and Teamwork (SUNSPORT), was designed to target SAs, coaches, and athletic trainers (ATs).To measure the impact of educational intervention on sun protection beliefs and practices of SAs.A survey of sun protection beliefs and practices was administered to National Collegiate Athletic Association athletes before and after intervention. SUNSPORT dermatologists educated SAs, coaches, and ATs regarding skin cancer risk and prevention methods. The main outcome was frequency of sunscreen use by SAs before versus after intervention.A total of 846 National Collegiate Athletic Association athletes were surveyed between September 23, 2012, and September 20, 2015. After intervention, significant increases were observed in sunscreen use 4 or more days per week by SAs (from 26% to 39% [P = .02]), SAs spoken to by their coach about sun safety (from 26% to 57% [P = .0001]), and SA recognition of higher skin cancer risk (from 54% to 67% [P = .04]).Intervention in only 1 West Coast university and no paired data.Following the SUNSPORT intervention, SAs were significantly more likely to use sunscreen, especially if encouraged by their coach. This study emphasizes that education directed to SAs, ATs, and coaches can improve sun-protective practices in SAs.

    View details for PubMedID 28993006

  • Successful Removal of a Henna Tattoo Using 2,940-nm Ablative Laser Resurfacing DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY Wysong, A., Gordon, J., Peng, D., Rahman, Z. 2013; 39 (5): 813-815

    View details for DOI 10.1111/dsu.12142

    View details for Web of Science ID 000318284300027

    View details for PubMedID 23432952