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Erin W. Gilbert M.D., M.C.R., F.A.C.S.

    • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery School of Medicine
    • Co-Director, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds Surgery School of Medicine
    • Director, VirtuOHSU Surgical Simulation Center Surgery School of Medicine

Dr. Erin Gilbert received her medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans and completed a General Surgery Residency at the University of Washington. In 2010, she arrived at Oregon Health & Science University to pursue a two-year Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Fellowship with a strong focus on clinical research. Following the completion of her fellowship, she joined the Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery at OHSU as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. She went on to receive a Master’s in Clinical Research from the Human Investigations Program at OHSU.

Dr. Gilbert specializes in minimally invasive solid organ surgery with a particular focus on the surgical management of pancreatic disease including cancer. She is an active collaborator in the Brendan-Colson Center for Pancreatic Health and has received funding to investigate the use of Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI in both pancreatic cancer screening and the assessment of response to treatment of pancreatic cancer following systemic therapy. She is also a specialist in cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the management of intraperitoneal carcinomatosis in certain types of cancer like appendiceal mucinous carcinoma or isolated colorectal cancer. Additionally, she has a strong interest in surgical outcomes research and the integration of the electronic health record seamlessly into clinical research.

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  • B.F.A., University of Toronto, St Michael’s College, Toronto Canada 1994
  • M.D., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans Louisiana 2005
  • M.C.R., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 2014
  • Residency:

    • University of Washington Medical Center, Department of Surgery, 2005-2010
  • Fellowship:

    • Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Surgery
  • Certifications:

    • Esophyx Device and TIF2 procedure, EndoGastric Solutions, 2010
    • SPIDER Surgical System for Flexible Laparoscopy, Transenterix, 2010
    • SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), 2010
    • First Assistant in the DaVinci Robotic Surgical System, 2011
    • ATLS Certification, 2011
    • The American Board of Surgery, 2012
    • ACLS Certification, 2015

Honors and awards

  • The Urban Maes Memorial Award, 2005
  • Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute Award, 2010
  • OHSU Annual Professional Staff Award, 2017
  • Top Doctors and Nurses Award, 2017


  • "Characteristics predicting clinical improvement and cure following laparoscopic adrenalectomy for primary aldosteronism in a large cohort" American Journal of Surgery October 1 2015
  • "Bariatric surgery for the management of obesity" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery October 2012
  • "The adrenal psoas sign" Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques  2014
  • "Reduction in airway complications after lung transplantation with novel anastomotic technique" Annals of Thoracic Surgery July 2011
  • "Biliary dyskinesia" American Journal of Surgery May 1 2015
  • "High-grade dysplasia and intramucosal adenocarcinoma in Barrett's esophagus" Current Opinion in Gastroenterology July 2012
  • "Barrett's Esophagus" Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery May 2011
  • "Putting the pieces together" Journal of General Internal Medicine November 2013
  • "Evolution in the Treatment of Esophageal Disease at a Single Academic Institution" Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques September 1 2017
  • "Appendiceal Neoplasms" Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery January 1 2018
  • "Laparoscopic vagal nerve blocking device explantation" Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques January 1 2019
  • "Low-Dose Radiation Therapy is an Effective Treatment for Refractory Postoperative Chylous Ascites" Practical Radiation Oncology January 1 2019
  • "Who Undergoes Cytoreductive Surgery and Perioperative Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Appendiceal Cancer? An Analysis of the National Cancer Database" Journal of Surgical Research June 1 2019
  • "Pheochromocytoma" American Journal of Surgery January 1 2019
  • "Appendiceal cancer masked as inflammatory appendicitis in the elderly, not an uncommon presentation (Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare Analysis)" Journal of Surgical Oncology January 1 2019
  • "Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Splenectomy in the Context of New Medical Therapies" Journal of Surgical Research January 1 2020

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