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Ora Karp Gordon, MD, MS


Director, GenRISK Adult Genetics Program

Ora Karp Gordon, MD, MS, is Director of the GenRISK Adult Genetics Program, Co-Director of the Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Detection Program and Director of Genetics for the Wasserman Breast Cancer Prevention Program at Cedars Sinai.

A diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Genetics, Dr. Gordon's primary research interests involve characterization of hereditary cancers and the prevention of breast cancer and genetic disorders of connective tissue. She is involved in numerous clinical trials for cancer prevention.

Dr. Gordon is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Medical Genetics, American Society of Human Genetics and the American Association of Cancer Research. Dr. Gordon has lectured throughout the United States. She has written chapters for multiple textbooks and her research publications have appeared in a wide array of journals from neurosurgical to oncology.  She has authored an award winning consumer directed book on navigating and managing breast and ovarian cancer risk.

Dr. Gordon is a summa cum laude graduate of Tulane University and earned her master's and medical degrees from the University of California, Irvine. She completed her internship and residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition, Dr. Gordon completed her genetics fellowship at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai.

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