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Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Neil F. Gordon, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Founder, CEO and Chief Science Officer

Dr. Gordon obtained his M.D. and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology in Johannesburg, South Africa. He relocated to the United States in 1987 and obtained a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is board certified in public health and general preventive medicine. Dr. Gordon served as director of exercise physiology at the world-renowned Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas for six and a half years where he worked with numerous elite athletes including tennis great, Jimmy Connors, cycling legend, Lance Armstrong and Olympic marathon gold medalist, Frank Shorter. In 1995, Dr. Gordon relocated to Savannah, Georgia, where he founded INTERVENT USA. In his capacity as INTERVENT USA’s Chairman and CEO, Dr. Gordon successfully led the company’s national and international expansion which culminated in its acquisition by Nationwide Better Health (a subsidiary of Nationwide, one of the world’s largest mutual insurance and financial services companies) in April 2007. After the acquisition, Dr. Gordon served as the chief medical and science officer for Nationwide Better Health until 2011 when he led the initiative which resulted in INTERVENT re-acquiring global rights to the INTERVENT programs. Other key past positions include:​​

  • Clinical professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Vice-president of the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Chairman of the American Heart Association Committee on Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention​​​


Dr. Gordon has authored over 100 published scientific manuscripts, eight books and numerous scientific abstracts in the area of preventive medicine.