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Leah Gordon

Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Diversity, and Belonging


Leah Gordon, D.N.P., RN, CNP, FNP-C, is associate dean for Inclusive Excellence, Diversity, and Belonging as well as an asociate professor of the practice.

Dr. Gordon received an associate’s degree in nursing from Massachusetts Bay Community College in 2003. She went on to pursue her bachelor’s, master of science and family nurse practitioner degrees in nursing from Regis College. In 2017, she earned a doctor of nursing practice degree (nursing education track), also from Regis College, with a focus on culturally competent and attentive nursing education.

Dr. Gordon currently works one day a week as a nurse practitioner in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She has worked as a staff nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as a chemotherapy infusion nurse at MGH and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).  She has also worked as a nurse and nurse practitioner in medical oncology at DFCI and MGH.  

Dr. Gordon’s career in nursing academia includes serving as adjunct faculty at various Boston area schools of nursing, at Simmons University as a mentor to diverse nursing students in the Dotson Scholars Program, and an Academic Advisor to nursing students at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She served as assistant director of Multicultural Programming and Inclusion at the MGH Institute of Health Profession, as track coordinator for the UMass Boston Family Nurse Practitioner program, and diversity director for Nursing and Patient Care Services at MGH.

Selected Appointments & Awards

  • Jan 2023, Finalist in the second cohort for the Culture of Health Leaders Institute for Radial Healing, a leadership program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Feb 2020, New England Region Black Nurses Association Nursing Leadership Award
  • April 2019, Partners Excellence Award in Team, Academic Support Team MGH IHP School of Nursing
  • April 2010, Partners Excellence Award in Leadership
  • 2010, University of Massachusetts Nursing & Health Sciences/Partners Healthcare Clinical Leadership Collaborative for Diversity in Nursing (CLC) Exemplary Mentorship Award
  • 2009, Award recipient in “The One Hundred” as a member of the Oncology Nurse Practice Committee, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2006, New England Black Nurses Association Excellence in Nursing Award
  • 2002, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Merit Award Dana Farber Cancer Institute