Erica L. Gibson, M.S.N., A.P.R.N.

  • Instructor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, School of Medicine


Erica L. Gibson is an acute care nurse practitioner specializing in adult trauma, surgical, and neurologic critical care. Her research interests include palliative and end-of-life care in the intensive care unit setting, functional outcomes after traumatic brain injury, and post-intensive care survivorship. She also is passionate about rural and international healthcare delivery, completing a semester abroad in China and medical service trips abroad to Brazil and Zambia. After completing her BSN at Linfield College she worked as a critical care RN for 8 years. She received her MSN from Yale University and completed a graduate thesis evaluating nurse comfort with withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments. Erica was also a member of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Medical Ethics Committee and completed post-graduate training in palliative care in a joint program by Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital. Since graduation she has worked in trauma and neurologic critical care and comes to OHSU from University of Washington- Harborview Medical Center. 

Erica and her partner Stephen live with their dog and cat Boomer and Bella. She enjoys hiking, travel, baking, and is studying Spanish in her free time. 


  • B.S.N., 2008, Linfield College
  • M.S.N., 2015, Yale University School of Nursing
  • Certifications:

    • Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse, 2012
    • ANCC AGACNP Certified, 2015
    • Washington Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, 2017

Honors and awards

  • St. David’s “Healthcare Hero”, 2012
  • Southern Connecticut VNA Nightingale Award, 2015
  • Yale University Poster Presentation Representative, Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference, 2015

Memberships and associations

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American College of Chest Physicians



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