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Howard S Gordon, MD

Howard S. Gordon, MD has over 25 years of experience as a general internist and health services researcher. His current position is as Staff Physician at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Chicago and Professor of Medicine at University of Illinois, Chicago.


My Bibliography at NCBI

ORCID publication listing

VA Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare

UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy

Academic Internal Medicine

Telemedicine/Telehealth - How to prepare for Video Visits

For Physicians/Providers - Making the Most of Your Visit

For Patients - Getting ready for your Video Visit

For Physicians/Providers - Infographic - 5 Habits for Communication of Telemedicine

For Patients - Infographic - 3 Steps to a Successful Video Visit

Newsletter items

Innovation update- HSRD Forum Summer 2021

Research Currents (Newsletter) - I’m battling an encyclopedia.

Veterans Perspectives - In the December 2020 Issue In the December 2020 Issue.


Nov 29 2021 podcast as part of the VA Diabetes Numeracy Campaign:

Videos - Patient Education Video Interventions

Speak Up! Video

Speak Up! Video for Clinical Video Telehealth

Speak Up! Video 2022

Selected Publications

Gordon HS, Pugach O, Solanki P, Gopal RK. A brief pre-visit eduational video improved patient engagement after telehealth visit; results from a randomized controlled trial. PEC Innovation. 2022. December. doi: 10.1016/j.pecinn.2022.100080 OPEN ACCESS

Gordon HS, Sharp LK, Schoenthaler A. "They are talking from the Encyclopedia Britannica brain": diabetes patients' perceptions of barriers to communicating with physicians. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Mar 13;20(1):211. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-5063-4. PubMed PMID: 32169058; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7069201. OPEN ACCESS

Gordon HS, Solanki P, Bokhour BG, Gopal RK. "I'm Not Feeling Like I'm Part of the Conversation" Patients' Perspectives on Communicating in Clinical Video Telehealth Visits. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Feb 3;. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05673-w. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32016705. AUTHOR MANUSCRIPT

Gordon HS. Consider embracing physician rating websites. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2017 Jun;32(6):599-600. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-017-4036-8. PubMed PMID: 28299603; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5442026. Sharedit:https://rdcu.be/24pr. Editorial. AUTHOR MANUSCRIPT

Gordon HS, Street RL. How physicians, patients and observers compare on the use of qualitative and quantitative measures of physician-patient communication. Evaluation and the Health Professions. 2016 Dec;39(4):496-511. PubMed PMID: 26755527; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4939284. doi:10.1177/0163278715625737. AUTHOR MANUSCRIPT

Gordon HS, Pugach O, Berbaum ML, Ford ME
Examining patients’ trust in physicians and the VA healthcare system in a prospective cohort followed for six-months after an exacerbation of heart failure
Patient Education and Counseling. 2014 97:173-79.

Gordon HS, Gerber BS. What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Feb;26(2):104-6. doi: 10.1007/s11606-010-1566-8.
PubMed PMID: 21080095; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3019326.

Gordon HS, Nowlin PR, Maynard D, Berbaum ML, Deswal A. Mortality after hospitalization for heart failure in blacks compared to whites. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Mar 1;105(5):694-700.
doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.10.051.
PubMed PMID: 20185019.

Morse DS, Edwardsen EA, Gordon HS. Missed opportunities for interval empathy in lung cancer communication. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Sep 22;168(17):1853-8.
doi: 10.1001/archinte.168.17.1853.
PubMed PMID: 18809811; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2678758.

Street RL, Gordon HS. Companion participation in cancer consultations. Psychooncology. 2008 Mar;17(3):244-51.
PubMed PMID: 17534881.

Gordon HS, Street RL Jr, Sharf BF, Souchek J. Racial differences in doctors’ information-giving and patients’ participation. Cancer. 2006 Sep 15;107(6):1313-20.
PubMed PMID: 16909424.

Street RL Jr, Gordon HS. The clinical context and patient participation in post-diagnostic consultations. Patient Educ Couns. 2006 Dec;64(1-3):217-24. Epub 2006 Jul 21.
PubMed PMID: 16859865.

Gordon HS, Street RL Jr, Sharf BF, Kelly PA, Souchek J. Racial differences in trust and lung cancer patients’ perceptions of physician communication. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Feb 20;24(6):904-9.
PubMed PMID: 16484700.

Street RL Jr, Gordon HS, Ward MM, Krupat E, Kravitz RL. Patient participation in medical consultations: why some patients are more involved than others. Med Care. 2005 Oct;43(10):960-9.
PubMed PMID: 16166865.

Gordon HS, Street RL Jr, Kelly PA, Souchek J, Wray NP. Physician-patient communication following invasive procedures: an analysis of post-angiogram consultations. Soc Sci Med. 2005 Sep;61(5):1015-25. Epub 2005 Feb 17.
PubMed PMID: 15955403.

Sharf BF, Stelljes LA, Gordon HS. ‘A little bitty spot and I’m a big man’: patients’ perspectives on refusing diagnosis or treatment for lung cancer. Psychooncology. 2005 Aug;14(8):636-46.
PubMed PMID: 15744761.

Gordon HS, Johnson ML, Wray NP, Petersen NJ, Henderson WG, Khuri SF, Geraci JM. Mortality after noncardiac surgery: prediction from administrative versus clinical data. Med Care. 2005 Feb;43(2):159-67.
PubMed PMID: 15655429.

Gordon HS, Paterniti DA, Wray NP. Race and patient refusal of invasive cardiac procedures. J Gen Intern Med. 2004 Sep;19(9):962-6. PubMed PMID: 15333061; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1492524.

Gordon HS, Aron DC, Fuehrer SM, Rosenthal GE. Using severity-adjusted mortality to compare performance in a Veterans Affairs hospital and in private-sector hospitals. Am J Med Qual. 2000 Sep-Oct;15(5):207-11.
PubMed PMID: 11022367.

Gordon HS, Rosenthal GE. The relationship of gender and in-hospital death: increased risk of death in men. Med Care. 1999 Mar;37(3):318-24.
PubMed PMID: 10098575.

Gordon HS, Harper DL, Rosenthal GE. Racial variation in predicted and observed in-hospital death. A regional analysis. JAMA. 1996 Nov 27;276(20):1639-44.
PubMed PMID: 8922449.

Gordon HS, Rosenthal GE. Impact of interhospital transfers on outcomes in an academic medical center. Implications for profiling hospital quality. Med Care. 1996 Apr;34(4):295-309.
PubMed PMID: 8606555.

Gordon HS, Rosenthal GE. Impact of marital status on outcomes in hospitalized patients. Evidence from an academic medical center. Arch Intern Med. 1995 Dec 11-25;155(22):2465-71.
PubMed PMID: 7503606.