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


  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
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Professional memberships

  1. 2010 - 2013
    MemberAnnual Meeting Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology
  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
    ChairAdministrative Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  6. 2006
  7. 2003
    MemberExecutive Committeee, St. Luke's Hospital
  8. 2003
    MemberPersonnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  9. 2003 - present
    ChairHumanities in Medicine - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  10. 2002
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
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Research activities

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