Lawrence W. Gordon, M.D.


Lawrence (Lance) Gordon is a West Tennessee native. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee. Afterward he spent four years in a hospital based microsurgical training lab sponsored by Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana teaching microvascular techniques to resident physicians and private practitioners. He returned to Tennessee for medical school obtaining his M.D. and ophthalmology residency training from the University of Tennessee. He did his retina fellowship in Baltimore, Maryland training under the late Bert Glaser, Robert Murphy, John Thompson, and Raymond Sjaarda. 

In 1997 he joined Mid-South Retina. He is a member of the AAO, ASRS, and Memphis Eye Society. Lance and his wife enjoy living in a rural environment where they can pursue their outdoor activities such as gardening. Lance also enjoys biking, running, and swimming.  

Locations: Main office: Jackson, TN  |  Satellite office: Dyersburg, TN

Vitreoretinal Surgery & Diseases 
The Retina Institute of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Preceptors: Bert Glaser, M.D.,
Robert Murphy, M.D., John Thompson, M.D.,
and Raymond Sjaarda, M.D. 
July 1992—June 1993

Department of Ophthalmology
University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN
July 1989—July 1992

Transitional Medicine
Methodist Hospitals of Memphis
Memphis, TN
July 1988—July 1989

Medical School:
University of Tennessee, College of Medicine 
August 1984—June 1988, M.D. 1988

Ad Hoc Training:
Microsurgical Laboratory Technical Director
Multidisciplinary Micro-surgical Laboratory
Louisiana State University, School of Medicine 
Southern Baptist Hospital 
New Orleans, Louisiana
January 1981—July 1984

University of Tennessee
Martin, TN
September 1976—June 1980, BS 1980

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