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Erin W. Gilbert, M.D., M.C.R., FACS

  • 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
  • Member, Hernia & Abdominal Wall Center (HAWC), 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.

Education and training

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


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