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Samaritan Welcomes Three New Specialty Practice Physicians

Published on: May 13, 2021

WATERTOWN, NY – Samaritan Health is pleased to welcome David C. Gordon, MD, PhD; Elizabeth Mathew, MD; and David J. Newman, MD, to its specialty practices and medical staff.

Dr. Gordon will join Samaritan Medical Practice’s Ear, Nose & Throat Group at the end of May. This practice is located in the Samaritan Medical Office Building, 826 Washington St., Suite 204, and can be reached at 315-788-1751.

David Gordon
David C. Gordon, MD, PhD

Dr. Gordon is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist with more than 20 years of experience treating diseases of the ears, nose, and throat with emphasis on sinus- and allergy-related disease. He also treats conditions of the head and neck, including pediatric ENT problems, hearing and balance problems, mouth and throat problems, and neck masses such as thyroid and parathyroid disease.

Dr. Gordon has a long-standing connection to the region, growing up in the 1000 Islands. He obtained a PhD at Queen’s University in Kingston. Dr. Gordon completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Toronto and spent a year at UCLA-Harbor Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Gordon has been a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology since 1999 and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

He comes to Samaritan from Central New York, where he practiced at Advanced ENT Physicians and Surgeons of CNY since 2006. He also served on the staff of Crouse Hospital, Upstate University Hospital, and Oneida Healthcare. Dr. Gordon will begin seeing new patients in early June.

Dr. Mathew joined Samaritan Rheumatology on March 30th, accompanying Dr. Ingrid Hall at the largest rheumatology provider office in the North Country. She is accepting new patients at her 629 Washington Street office and can be reached at 315-755-3450.

Elizabeth Mathew, MD

Dr. Mathew specializes in the detection and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and systemic autoimmune conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sjogrens, scleroderma, and gout, among others.

She completed her medical education at Government Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram, India. She completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, followed by rheumatology fellowship training at Columbia University, New York, NY. She is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in rheumatology. She is most recently from Ashland, Kentucky, where she worked in the King’s Daughters Health System.

Dr. Newman joined Samaritan Orthopedics on March 1, adding his expertise to the newly established and growing practice at 22567 Summit Drive, Building II. He is currently taking new patients and can be reached at 315-779-6784.

David J. Newman, MD

He is a fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in lower-limb procedures, including knee and hip replacements. His lower-limb specialty is a complement to fellow surgeon Dr. Scott Mollison, who specializes in upper-extremity procedures, including shoulder replacements.

Dr. Newman completed his medical degree at the Saba University School of Medicine in the Caribbean Netherlands, followed by an orthopedic surgical residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He went on to complete fellowship programs in Adult Reconstruction at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Oakville, Ontario, Canada; Lower Limb Arthroplasty & Sports Medicine at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Australia; and Arthroplasty at Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.