Sam Gordon built a career as a Financial Advisor before retiring three years ago; he now serves on the board of the Stevenson House and the Villages Program of Avenidas. He also finds time for travel and photography, among other interests. Sam and his wife of 30 years have a beautiful family, including 7 children and 4 grandchildren. A long term patient of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sam became particularly interested in the physician-patient interface since being diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in August of 2012. He is pleased to contribute to making doctor-patient relationships more effective.