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Gordon Worley, MD

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Campus mail: Box 3120 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-3173
Email address: worle001@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Gordon Worley specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, a sub-specialty of Pediatrics focusing on  the management of the medical problems of children with physical disabilities. The principal diagnoses he treats are cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and Down syndrome. HIs research pertains to clinical problems of children with these conditions. Current research interests include genetic factors influencing outcomes of Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants using analyses of a large data set; comparison of outcomes of prenatal (in utero) surgery vs postnatal  for lesion closure in meningomyelocele using the National Spina Bifida Patient Registry; Down Syndrome Disintegrative Disorder; and associations of ADHD with high risk sexual behaviors using analyses of a large data set.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Harvard University , 1973
  • B.M.S., Dartmouth College, 1971
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1969

Publications

Hart, Sarah J., Kanecia Zimmerman, Corinne M. Linardic, Sheila Cannon, Anna Pastore, Vasiliki Patsiogiannis, Paolo Rossi, et al. “Detection of iron deficiency in children with Down syndrome..” Genet Med, August 16, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41436-019-0637-4.

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Cardinale, Kathleen M., Alexandra Bocharnikov, Sarah J. Hart, Jane Ann Baker, Christopher Eckstein, Joan M. Jasien, William Gallentine, Gordon Worley, Priya S. Kishnani, and Heather Van Mater. “Immunotherapy in selected patients with Down syndrome disintegrative disorder..” Dev Med Child Neurol 61, no. 7 (July 2019): 847–51. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.14127.

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Worley, Gordon. “A clinician's concerns about motor function outcomes of fetal surgery for myelomeningocele..” Am J Obstet Gynecol 220, no. 1 (January 2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2018.09.020.

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Mori, Mari, Naoko Kurokawa, and Gordon Worley. “Speculation on the naming of Moyamoya disease..” J Neuroradiol 45, no. 4 (July 2018): 261–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurad.2018.03.004.

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Sun, Jessica M., Allen W. Song, Laura E. Case, Mohamad A. Mikati, Kathryn E. Gustafson, Ryan Simmons, Ricki Goldstein, et al. “Effect of Autologous Cord Blood Infusion on Motor Function and Brain Connectivity in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial..” Stem Cells Transl Med 6, no. 12 (December 2017): 2071–78. https://doi.org/10.1002/sctm.17-0102.

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Worley, Gordon. “Case 14-2016: A Woman with a Thyroid Nodule and Psychosis..” The New England Journal of Medicine 375, no. 9 (September 2016). https://doi.org/10.1056/nejmc1607733.

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MacIver, Nancie J., Steven M. Thomas, Cynthia L. Green, and Gordon Worley. “Increased leptin levels correlate with thyroid autoantibodies in nonobese males..” Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 85, no. 1 (July 2016): 116–21. https://doi.org/10.1111/cen.12963.

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Carpenter, Kimberly L. H., Wei Li, Hongjiang Wei, Bing Wu, Xue Xiao, Chunlei Liu, Gordon Worley, and Helen Link Egger. “Magnetic susceptibility of brain iron is associated with childhood spatial IQ..” Neuroimage 132 (May 15, 2016): 167–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.02.028.

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Sun, Jessica, Mohamad Mikati, Jesse D. Troy, Kathryn Gustafson, Ryan Simmons, Ricki Goldstein, Jodi Petry, et al. “Adequately Dosed Autologous Cord Blood Infusion Is Associated with Motor Improvement in Children with Cerebral Palsy.” In Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 22:S61–62. Elsevier BV, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbmt.2015.11.354.

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Sun, Jessica, Mohamad Mikati, Jesse Troy, Kathryn Gustafson, Ryan Simmons, Ricki Goldstein, Jodi Petry, et al. “Autologous Cord Blood Infusion for the Treatment of Brain Injury in Children with Cerebral Palsy.” In Blood, Vol. 126. AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY, 2015.

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