Dr. Jeoffry B. Gordon, MD, MPH


For 35 years Dr. Gordon practiced family medicine in San Diego. He then worked for 4 years in a Federally Qualified Health Center treating the unhoused. During the winter 2021 Omicron surge he was a volunteer managing COVID outbreaks among the unhoused for the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. He is currently a member of the California Citizens Review Panel for Critical Incidents (fatalities due to child abuse) and involved in child maltreatment policy and program development locally, in California and around the country.

Over the course of his career he founded 2 community based free health clinics. He developed and was medical director of 2 hospital based transitional care units. He served as a medical bioethics consultant in a community hospital for 10 years. He spent 8 years on the California Medical Board regulating, licensing and disciplining physicians and 8 other classes of allied health professionals. Dr. Gordon lives in Santa Cruz, CA and is a widower with two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Dr. Jeoffry B. Gordon, MD, MPH

Personal Statement

Trauma-Resilient education is important because whether by accident, environmental exposure, ignorance, malice, intergenerational dynamics, or just bad luck more than half of the population has been exposed to personal violence. Violence begets violence and stunts human potential, empathy and intimacy. Trauma informed sensitivities interrupt and remediate this dynamic and promote kind and caring human potential and a supportive and just civil society. TREC is a force multiplier to foster an appreciation of a trauma informed attitude for caring, therapy, and rehabilitation and to promote resilience in individuals, families and communities.