Dr Gordon received his medical degree from St Bartholomew's Medical School in 1993 and then undertook his postgraduate medical training across the north Thames regions with an additional year spent at The Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1999 and returned to Bart's to obtain his research doctorate examining genetic susceptibility in sepsis. Having obtained a dual CCST in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine he was awarded the Intensive Care Society visiting fellowship in 2005 and spent two years in Vancouver at St Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia as a post-doctorate fellow. During this time he also worked as the director of medical development of a university spin-out company developing pharmacogenetic tests for use in the ICU. Dr Gordon returned to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as a consultant in critical care medicine in November 2007, and was a recipient of a clinician scientist fellowship award from the National Institute for Health Research. Dr Gordon is also a director of research for the Intensive Care Foundation.