Meet the Director

John David Gordon, MD

John David Gordon, MD

Before joining Southeastern Fertility in August 2019, Dr. John David Gordon served as Co-Director of Dominion Fertility in Arlington, VA since 1999. Over those 2 decades he was listed as one of Washington’s top doctors in Washingtonian, Northern Virginia and Arlington magazines.

Dr. Gordon graduated summa-cum-laude from Princeton University with a degree in Biology and then attended medical school at Duke University. He was an intern in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston and then completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University Medical Center and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Gordon is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Gordon was a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University in Washington D.C. and an Associate Clinical Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia Fairfax Campus. He served as the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Dr. Gordon has a passion for teaching and as a professor, he provided regular lectures in Reproductive Endocrinology to the Obstetrics and Gynecology interns, residents, and medical students. Dr. Gordon is the author of many scientific articles and several books but he is best known to health professionals as the Editor-in-Chief of “Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Infertility,” a best-selling medical handbook with over 150,000 copies in print. This handbook is used worldwide by medical students, residents, physicians, and women’s health care providers.

Dr. Gordon has been honored on numerous occasions for his educational activities and is a three-time recipient of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) National Resident Teaching Award.


Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, A.B.. Biology, summa cum laude 1981-1985.

Medical School:
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, M.D., 1985-1989.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, UTHSC-Houston, Houston, Texas, 1989-1990.

Internship and Residency:
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, 1990-1994.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, San Francisco, California, 1994-1996


APGO-CREOG National Resident Teaching Award-GWUMC 2015, 2008, 2003

GWU Volunteer Clinical Faculty Teaching Award 2011

Kane King Dodek Society Volunteer Faculty Teaching Award 2006

ASRM (AFS) - Organon Research Fellowship, 1995-6

Berlex Foundation Resident Award, 1993

Princeton University Senior Biology Prize, 1985

Phi Beta Kappa, 1985

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1977


Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Certified, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD), December 1996.


American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.


Division Director (7/11-7/19)
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
INOVA Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA

Clinical professor (7/99-7/19)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Associate Clinical professor (7/08-7/19)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
VCU School of Medicine, Northern Virginia Campus
Falls Church, VA

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Inertility - Handbook for CliniciansReproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Handbook for Clinicians

Gordon JD, Rydfors JT, Druzin ML, Tadir Y. et al. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Handbook for Clinicians, 7th Edition, Scrub Hill Press, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, 2016.

Lebovic DI, Gordon JD, Taylor RN. Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility: Handbook for Clinicians, 2nd Edition, Scrub Hill Press, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, 2014.

Gordon JD, DiMattina, M.  100 Questions & Answers About Fertility, 2nd Edition.  Jones & Bartlett Publishing, Boston, 2010.

Gordon JD
and Speroff L. Handbook of Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. Lippincott Williams Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2002.

Scott JR, DiSaia, PJ, Hammond CB, Spellacy WN, Gordon JD editors. Danforth's Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1996.


Mak W, Kondapalli LA, Celia G, Gordon J, DiMattina M, Payson M. Natural cycle IVF reduces the risk of low birthweight infants compared with conventional stimulated IVF. Hum Reprod. 2016 Apr;31(4):789-94.

Tran C, Payson M, DiMattina M, Gordon J, Delivery following natural cycle in vitro fertilization in a patient with endometriosis-associated hemorrhagic ascites. Journal of Minimal Stimulation IVF, 1(3). May-June 2014

DiMattina M, Gordon J, Celia G, Reh A, Payson M. Natural Cycle IVF Implantation Rates Compared to Stimulated IVF and Role of Serum AMH Levels, Journal of Minimal Stimulation IVF, 1(2). March-April 2014.

DiMattina M, Gordon JD, Botes A, et al. Follicular and estradiol parameters that improve success with natural cycle in vitro fertilization. J Reprod Med. 2014 May-Jun;59(5-6):267-73.

Gordon JD, DiMattina M, Reh A, Botes A, Celia G, Payson M. Utilization and success rates of unstimulated in vitro fertilization in the United States: an analysis of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology database. Fertil Steril. 2013 Aug;100(2):392-5.

Gordon JD and DiMattina M. Natural Cycle IVF in Infertility: Diagnosis, Management and IVF. Ed: Anil Dubey. Jaypee Brothers, India, 2012.

DiMattina M, Gordon J, Botes A, Celia C, Payson M. Follicular and Estradiol Parameters that Improve Success with Natural Cycle IVF. J Reprod Med, 59(5-6):267-273. May-June 2014.

Perfetto C and Gordon, JD, “Myomectomy before IVF: Which fibroids need to be removed? Mid East Fertil Soc J 16(1):42-44, 2011.

Gordon, JD, “In vitro fetilization overview for endocrinologists,” Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes 9:1-9, 2002.

Gordon JD and Brenner, S, “Assisted Reproduction: a case study,” Hospital Physician Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Review Manual, 3(4), 1997.

Gordon JD, Mesiano S, Zaloudek CM and Jaffe RB, "Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Localization in Human Ovary and Fallopian Tubes: Possible Role in Reproductive Function and Ovarian Cyst Formation.," JCEM 81(1):353-9, 1996.

Gordon J, Shifren J, Foulk R, Taylor R and Jaffe R, "Angiogenesis in the Human Female Reproductive Tract," Obstet Gynecol Surv 50(9):688-697, 1995.

Gordon JD, Hopkins KL, Jeffrey RB, Giudice LC, "Adnexal Torsion - Color Doppler Diagnosis and Laparoscopic Treatment," . Fertil Steril 61(2):383-5, 1994.

Gordon JD, Polan ML, "The Use of GnRH Agonists in the Treatment of Breast and Gynecologic Malignancies," Seminars in Reproductive Endocrinology 11:187-194, 1993.

Recent Abstracts:

ACOG Regional Meeting Abstract 2017. Cole R and Gordon J. Endometrial Receptivity Analysis in Natural Cycle versus Artificial Cycle Frozen Embryo Transfer.

ASRM abstract 2017. Potts, C, Gordon, J, DiMattina, M, Fiorentino, A, Celia, G. Implantation and live births following transfer of 0pn embryos in natural cycle IVF.

ASRM abstract 2017. Shah, A, Stadtmauer, L, Celia, G, Gordon, J, DiMattina, M. Comparison of frozen embryo transfer during a natural cycle or hormone supplemented cycle.

ASRM abstract 2015: Li E, Hanson B, Rogers A, Gordon J, DiMattina M, Celia G, Payson M. Evaluating Oocyte Yield, Quality & Fertilization Following a Change in Anesthesia Protocol.

ASRM abstract 2014: Mak W, Kondapalli L, Celia G, Gordon J, DiMattina M, Payson M. Decreased low birth weight in singleton livebirths with unstimulated/ natural cycle versus stimulated IVF.

ASRM abstract 2013. Natural cycle IVF pregnancies in patients with very low serum AMH. Mateer, E, DiMattina, M, Gordon, J, Rosado, C, Payson, M.

Dear Dr. Keenan, ...You have patiently worked with us, helped educate us, and you have persevered with us in the midst of great frustration and pain... As a pastor, I have had hundreds of indirect and a few direct encounters with physicians, and I have met no one who equals your compassion and concern for the patient... M.C., Cookeville, Tennessee
~ M.C., Cookeville, Tennessee