Ora Karp Gordon
Medical Geneticist

Ora Karp Gordon

M.D., M.S., FACMGG

Professor of Genetics
Regional Director Southern California, Clinical Genetics and Genomics
Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Disney Family Cancer Center

Dr. Gordon is a nationally recognized expert in hereditary cancer and Regional medical director of the Center for Clinical Genetics & Genomics for Providence Southern California.  She is a Professor of Genetics at the John Wayne Cancer Institute and Associate Professor of Genetics at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine.

Dr. Gordon graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University and earned her masters of Science and medical degrees from the University of California, Irvine. She completed internship and residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also completed a fellowship in genetics.  Dr. Gordon is board certified in internal medicine and medical genetics. Her primary research interests include hereditary cancers and the prevention of breast cancer. She has participated in numerous clinical trials for cancer prevention. Passionate about the holistic approach to medicine, she completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine in 2017 to expand options for primary prevention and management of symptoms for her patients.

Dr. Gordon has lectured throughout the United States. In addition to her research publications, she also has co-authored an award winning book for women facing genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer, called Positive Results: making the best decisions when at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.