Gordon is a Senior Scientist and Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. His research interest is in using burn injury as a model to study the relationship between bone and muscle and how they interact in different disease states. He is an inaugural fellow of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (London). He had served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism (Japan) , Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia (Korea) and F1000 (UK) and has been guest editor for an issue of Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology (2016) and is currently guest editor for a special issue of Frontiers in Endocrinology. His hobbies at his age are caring for his grandchildren. He used to be an avid traveller, hiker and horseback rider, and played the violin in orchestras and chamber groups.