Gordon Christensen

Academic Information

Professor of Medicine


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-884-1235

Research Interests

  • Pathogenesis of Staphylococcus epidermidis infections and attachment of S. epidermidis infections to artificial surfaces
  • Nosocomial murder
  • Disinfection of surgical wounds and repulsion of bacteria from medical devices
  • Artificial intelligence support for antibiotic therapy
  • Lyme Disease in MO

Education & Training


University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1977


University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1979

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases

Awards & Honors

  • Re-elected by peers for inclusion in "Best Doctors in America"® (1996 through 2010, consecutively).
  • Elected Chief of Staff, University Hospitals and Clinics (9/2007).
  • Golden Apple Award, awarded by the American Medical Student Association (5/2003).

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American Academy for Microbiology
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology
  • Member, Society of Hospital Epidemiology
  • Member, American Society for the Advancement of Science
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha


  • Christensen G. Biological Agents: Effects, Toxicity, and Effectiveness. In: M. A. Prelas, T.K. Ghosh, D.S. Viswanath, and S.K. Loyalka (eds.) Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism, 2nd Edition. Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press, 2009.