H. Gordon Deen, Jr., M.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon
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I'm Gordon Deen. I'm a neurosurgeon here in the Department of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic Florida. I got interested in spine in particular because there's so many patients with spinal disorders. So I just looked at it as a way where I could help the most people.

I think one of the keys to getting a good result after spine surgery is having a well-educated, well-informed patient. I show them the diagnosis on an anatomic model. I explain surgical procedures. Might need a second visit to explain things again. The thing that gives me a warm feeling is to get a good result for a patient and help them get their pain under better control and improve their quality of life.

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Dr. H. Gordon Deen's area of expertise is complex spinal surgery, including surgery for spinal tumors, trauma, degenerative spinal disorders, and scoliosis and other spinal deformities. He uses a multidisciplinary team approach to obtain the best possible outcome for these patients.

  1. Minimally invasive surgery
  2. Spine procedures
  • Complex spinal surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  1. 1984
    MSUniversity of Minnesota
  2. 1984
    Resident - Neurological SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 1979
    InternshipNaval Regional Medical Center
  4. 1978
    MDCollege of Medicine, University of South Alabama
  5. 1974
    ScBMassachusetts Institute of Technology

Certifications

  1. 1986
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    Distinguished Alumni LecturerUniversity of South Alabama
  2. 2013
    Best Doctors in AmerciaBest Doctors in America
  3. 2012
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America
  4. 2012
    "Top Doctors"US News and World Reports
  5. 2011
    Most Recommended Physicians in FloridaNational Consumers Survey
  6. 2010
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America
  7. 2009
    Top 100 Radiology BlogsThe Daily Reviewer
  8. 2008
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America
  9. 2006
    Marquis Who's Who in Science and EngineeringMarquis Who's Who
  10. 2006
    Marquis Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who
  11. 2006
    Best Doctors in AmericaAwarding Organization
  12. 2004
    Jacksonville's Best DoctorsJacksonville Magazine
  13. 2004
    Best Doctors in AmericaAwarding Organization
  14. 2003
    Marquis Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who
  15. 2003
    American BiographyAwarding Organization
  16. 2002
    Jacksonville's Best DoctorsJacksonville Magazine
  17. 2002
    America's Top SurgeonsAwarding Organization
  18. 2002
    Best Doctors in AmericaAwarding Organization
  19. 1999
    Strathmore's Who's WhoAwarding Organization
  20. 1998
    Best Doctors in AmericaAwarding Organization
  21. 1998
    Best Doctors in Phoenix Metropolitan AreaPhoenix Magazine
  22. 1996
    Outstanding Physical Readiness AwardUnited States Naval Reserve
  23. 1996
    Best Doctors in America: Pacific RegionAwarding Organization
  24. 1996
    Best Doctors in Phoenix Metropolitan AreaPhoenix Magazine
  25. 1993
    Best Speaker Award, Clinical ReviewsMayo Clinic in Arizona
  26. 1993
    Best Speaker AwardClinical Reviews, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  27. 1992
    Armed Forces Reserve MedalUnited States Naval Reserve
  28. 1991
    National Defense Service MedalUnited States Naval Reserve
  29. 1991
    Southwest Asia Service MedalUnited States Naval Reserve
  30. 1991
    Navy Unit CommendationUnited States Naval Reserve
  31. 1991
    Sea Service RibbonUnited States Naval Reserve
  32. 1991
    Kuwait Liberation MedalUnited States Naval Reserve
  33. 1978
    Alpha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  34. 1978
    Albert N. Martins Award in Neurological SurgeryUniversity of South Alabama, College of Medicine, University of South Alabama
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Professional memberships

  1. 2013
    RepresentativeMayo Clinic Implementation of ICD-10
  2. 2010
    ChairInternal Review Committee, Department of Surgery
  3. 2008
    MemberSurgery Quality Subcommittee, Department of Surgery
  4. 2006
    ChairInternal Review Committee for the Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties Graduate Education Committee, Education Committee
  5. 2006
    MemberK2M
  6. 2003
    MemberExecutive Committeee, St. Luke's Hospital
  7. 2003
    MemberPersonnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  8. 2002
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  9. 2002
    MemberNeurology and Neurosurgery Practice Team, St. Luke's Hospital
  10. 2000
    MemberDuval County Medical Society
  11. 1999
    MemberOutcomes Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  12. 1998 - 2000
    Associate ChairEducation Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  13. 1998
    Vice ChairEducation Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  14. 1998
    MemberOutcomes Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  15. 1998 - present
    Neurosurgical Society of America
  16. 1997
    MemberWorkers Compensation Task Force, Mayo Clinic Arizona Task Forces
  17. 1996 - 2000
    ChairEducational Council, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  18. 1996
    MemberEuropean Task Force, Mayo International Activities, Mayo Clinic Committees
  19. 1996
    Corresponding MemberSociete de Neurochirurgie de Langue Francaise
  20. 1996
    MemberNorth American Spine Society
  21. 1994 - 1996
    MemberResearch Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  22. 1994
    Surgery Team LeaderProject Delta, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  23. 1994
    MemberDevelopment Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  24. 1994
    MemberSurgical Council, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  25. 1993
    MemberQuality Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  26. 1993
    MemberTechnology and Therapeutic Assessment Subcommittee on "Physical Treatments of Chronic Pain", American Academy of Neurology
  27. 1991 - 2000
    Educational CounselorMassachusetts Institute of Technology
  28. 1991 - 2000
    MemberMassachusetts Institute of Technology
  29. 1991
    MemberNaval Reserve Association
  30. 1990 - 1992
    MemberManaged Care Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  31. 1990
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  32. 1989
    MemberWho's Who in Arizona
  33. 1988 - 1999
    ChairmanClinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  34. 1988 - 1991
    MemberSurgery Committee, Scottsdale Memorial Hospital North
  35. 1988
    MemberJoint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  36. 1988
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  37. 1988
    MemberMaricopa County Medical Society
  38. 1988
    MemberArizona Neurosurgical Society
  39. 1988
    MemberExecutive Committee of the Medical Staff, Meridian Point Rehabilitation Hospital
  40. 1987 - 1988
    MemberCredentials Committee, Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA
  41. 1987
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  42. 1987
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  43. 1987
    MemberJoint Committee for Military Neurosurgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  44. 1986 - 1988
    MemberAntibiotic Utilization Review Committee, Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA
  45. 1985
    MemberAssociation of Military Surgeons of the United States
  46. 1984 - 1988
    MemberSan Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons
  47. 1984
    Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  48.  
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  49.  
    ConsultantK2M
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Research activities

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