Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc

Dr. Catherine Gordon is a pediatric endocrinologist and adolescent health specialist whose clinical focus includes pediatric bone health, eating disorders and reproductive endocrinology. Her research, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and private foundations, is focused on how nutrition influences bone health in childhood and adolescence. Dr. Gordon founded and directed the Boston Children's Bone Health Program from 2000-2012. Her work with peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) has helped establish ISCD guidelines for pediatric densitometry measures. She is currently the Director of Adolescent and Transition Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her group is investigating therapies to prevent bone loss in adolescents with anorexia nervosa and the etiology of stress fractures in female athletes. Other interests include yoga as a therapeutic strategy for adolescents with eating disorders, and effects of estrogen replacement in adolescent girls with primary ovarian insufficiency. She has enjoyed directing the ISCD Pediatric Bone Density course for over a decade. She has also served on the ISCD Board of Directors, was Secretary/Treasurer, and is the current Education Chair.