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Amber Gordon, MD

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About Amber

Dr. Amber Gordon is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in surgery and treatment of the brain, spine & peripheral nerve disorders. She is the physician leader of the Infirmary Neuroscience Center of Excellence.

Dr. Gordon graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. She received her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon completed her residency in neurological surgery at Birmingham School of Medicine where she also served as chief-resident of neurological surgery. Having grown up as a southern belle in southern Alabama, Dr. Gordon credits her success to her family who always believed in her.

Affiliations Mobile Infirmary, Infirmary Neurosurgery
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  • College
  • Vanderbilt University

    Nashville, TN

  • Medical School
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Birmingham, AL

  • Internship
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Birmingham, AL

  • Residency
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Birmingham, AL

Medical Interests Special Clinical Interests:


1. Neurosurgery Survival Guide 2010-2013. UAB Neurosurgery Resident handbook.

2. Gordon AS, Fallon KE, Riley KO. Meningioma interdigitated with primary central nervous system B-cell lymphoma: A case report and literature review. Surg Neurol Int 2011;2:181.

3. Chern JJ, Gordon AS, Mortazavi MM, Tubbs RS, Oakes WJ. Pediatric Chiari malformation Type 0: a 12-year institutional experience. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011;8(1):1-5.

4. Chern JJ, Gordon AS, Naftel RP, Tubbs RS, Oakes WJ, Wellons JC, 3rd. Intradural spinal endoscopy in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011;8(1):107-111.

5. Chern JJ, Tubbs RS, Patel AJ, Gordon AS, Bandt SK, Smyth MD, et al. Preventing cerebrospinal fluid leak following transection of a tight filum terminale. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011;8(1):35-38.

6. Chern JJ, Tubbs RS, Gordon AS, Donnithorne KJ, Oakes WJ. Management of pediatric patients with pseudotumor cerebri. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012 Apr; 28(4):575‐8.

7. Gordon AS, Westrick AC, Falola MI, Shannon CN, Walters BC, Fisher WS. Reliability of Postoperative Photos when Assessing Facial Nerve Function After Vestibular Schwannoma Resection. J Neurosurg 2013.

8. Blount JP, Gordon AS, Foreman PM, Grant JH. Multi-disciplinary staged surgical management of bifrontal meningoencephalocele: case report and long term follow up. J Neurosurg 2013.

9. Corinne E. Griguer, Ph.D., Alan B. Cantor, Ph.D., Hassan M. Fathallah-Shaykh, M.D.,Ph.D., G. Yancey Gillespie, Ph.D., Amber S. Gordon, M.D., James M. Markert, M.D., Ivan Radovanovic, M.D., Virginie Clement-Schatlo, Ph.D., Chevis N. Shannon, Ph.D., and Claudia R. Oliva, Ph.D. Prognostic Relevance of Cytochrome c Oxidase in Primary Glioblastoma Multiforme. PLoS One. 2013 Apr 10;8(4).

10. Gordon AS, Tofil N, Marullo D, Blount JP. Bihemispheric gunshot wounds: survival and long-term neuropsychological follow-up of three siblings. Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 Sep;30(9):1589-94

11. Erwood MS, Hadley MN, Gordon AS, Carroll WR, Agee BS, Walters BC. Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury following reoperative anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a meta-analysis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Aug;25(2):198-204

12. Esther B. Dupepe,MD, MSPH, Matthew Davis, MD, Galal A. Elsayed MD, Bonita Agee, PhD, Keneshia Kirksey, MD, Amber Gordon, MD, Patrick R. Pritchard MD. Intr-rater reliability of the modified Medical Research Council scale in chronic incomplete spinal cord injury patients. Journal of Neurosurgery – Spine 2018.

13. Erwood MS, Walters BC, Connolly TM, Gordon AS, Carroll WR, Agee BS, Carn BR, Hadley MN. Voice and swallowing outcomes following reoperative anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with a 2-team surgical approach. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Feb;28(2):140-148.

14. Kimberly P. Kicilenski MD, MSPH, Esther B. Dupepe mSPH MD, Amber S. Gordon, MD, Nancy E. Mayo PhD, Beverly C. Walters MD, MSc, FRCSC. What Isn’t a Case-Control Study? Neurosurgery 2019.

15. Dupépé EB, Kicielinski KP, Gordon AS, Walters BC. What Is a Case-Control Study? Neurosurgery. 2019 Apr 1;84(4):819-826.