Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Science
Director, Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology
1629 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Dr. Barry Gordon earned his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, and his residency and fellowship in Neurology at Johns Hopkins. He also earned a PhD in Experimental Psychology at Johns Hopkins. He has served on the Hopkins faculty since 1977. He is the inaugural holder of the Therapeutic Cognitive Neuroscience Professorship, and is Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Science. He directs the Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology group, which he founded in 1982. He is also a founding member of the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute.
Dr. Gordon is a behavioral neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist with expertise in experimental psychology and neuropsychology. His interests are in improving language, memory, and thought in both health and disease. His particular interests are in communication, learning, and cognition in autism; speech and language deficits in aphasia; and the language and memory deficits and other problems that can affect people with Alzheimer’s disease, head injury, pure amnesias, and other acquired and developmental brain disorders. For details, see the Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology website at http://web.jhu.edu/cognitiveneurology.
Dr. Gordon is former president of the Behavioral Neurology Society and of the Behavioral Neurology Division of the American Academy of Neurology. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 papers and book chapters, as well as two books for the general public, Memory: Remembering and Forgetting in Everyday Life, and Intelligent Memory. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.
Dr. Gordon sees patients by special appointment.
His specialty areas are:
- language disorders
- memory disorders
- severe organic amnesia
- focal amnesia
- retrograde amnesia
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology