Jeff Gordon lives in Woodstock, Connecticut, with his wife and son. He grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he attended public school. He completed his undergraduate education at Brandeis University and then went on receive his MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Jeff stayed at the UMass Medical Center to train in Internal Medicine and Hematology-Oncology (blood disorders and cancer).
Jeff has worked at large and small hospitals, as well as in academic and community settings. He currently works at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, MA.
Jeff has many years of direct patient care experience: hospital, private practice, and outpatient care settings. He continues to focus primarily on patient care.
Jeff has served in many leadership roles. He was the Medical Director of Hematology-Oncology Services, Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Chair of the Medication Safety Committee, founding member of the Anticoagulation Task Force, and Vice-Chair of the Blood Bank Committee, all at Day Kimball Hospital. He was involved in the development of the Thoracic Oncology Program at St. Francis Hospital, and established an outpatient medical infusions center in Enfield, CT. He helped create Melanoma/Cutaneous Cancer Tumor Board and he was a leader of the Erythropoietin Task Force, all at UMass Memorial HealthCare. Jeff was a Physician Champion of the Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Task Force at L+M Hospital.
Jeff has been honored a number of times by his physician colleagues. He was elected to serve as a Member-at-large to the Medical Staff’s Executive Committee, Chair of the Bylaws Committee, and Chair of the Department of Medicine, at Day Kimball Hospital. In fact, Jeff was the only Internal Medicine specialist elected Department of Medicine Chair. Jeff continued to serve his colleagues and patients by being elected a Member-at-Large to L+M Hospital’s Medical Executive Committee.
Jeff has served in leadership roles state-wide for the medical profession. He is currently the President of the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS), after serving as President-Elect and Vice-President. Jeff is the Board Chair of the Society’s Health Information Exchange. He has been the Chair many times of reference committees at the Connecticut State Medical Society’s annual meetings. He has served as the Bylaws Chair of the Connecticut State Medical Society. He has served as an Associate Councilor and then Councilor of the state medical society. He is a past President of the Windham County Medical Association.
Governor Malloy in 2011 honored Jeff by nominating him to serve on the Connecticut Medical Examining Board. His nomination was approved by the Legislature.
Jeff’s leadership experience extends to public health. He worked on the Board of Health in Worcester, MA, and on the Board of the Northeast District (CT) Department of Public Health.
Outside of the medical field, Jeff has been a community leader. He serves as an elected member of Woodstock’s Planning & Zoning Commission, doing so since 2007. He has won election and re-election by large bipartisan and nonpartisan numbers. He has been the Commission Chair since 2008, unanimously elected by his fellow Commissioners. He served as Chair of his town’s Municipal Finance Advisory Task Force and as Chair of the Municipal Telecommunications Task Force.
Jeff believes strongly in education. He serves on the Board of the Woodstock Education Foundation, a nonprofit, volunteer organization that raises money to support education programs for the public school children of Woodstock. He is the Board’s Secretary, Chair of its Governance and Policy Committee, and member of its Grant Review Committee.
Jeff supports agriculture, which is important to the people of northeast CT. He was elected to serve on the Board of the Woodstock Agricultural Society, which has run the annual Woodstock Fair since 1859.
Jeff promotes environmental conservation/preservation efforts. He is a member of the New Roxbury Land Trust and the Windham Land Trust.
Jeff values the work done by our public safety workers. For example, he continues to donate to the programs needed by the volunteer fire services in Woodstock.
Jeff writes articles for the Villager Newspapers, that covers northeast CT, focusing on planning and zoning topics and other important public issues.
Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, going to Cape Cod, caring for his tropical fish and his cat (Larry), and building Legos.