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

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  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (393 Ratings, 149 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Digestive Health
  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Digestive Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • GI Tract - Upper (includes esophagus, stomach, gallbladder and biliary system)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Surgery


  • 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


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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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (393 Ratings, 149 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 31, 2019

    All good

  • Dec 20, 2019

    I experience Dr.Gilbert as caring and interested/engaged in solving my health problem. She seems very confident and approachable. She patiently listens and responds to my questions/concerns. Thank you

  • Dec 19, 2019

    The fellow was great, very thorough, answered all my questions. Then Dr. Gilbert came in to clarify everything. Felt heard and well treated. Discharge instruction from nurse were very clear.

  • Dec 19, 2019

    Good listener, straight to the point, felt like I was in good hands and respect this Dr’s opinion.

  • Dec 17, 2019

    Everyone, from receptionist to the RN who released me were great. Amazing. Awesome! Can't think of better description. Mostly they were caring and all about MY comfort level.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    The doctors I saw spent a good amount of time with me, and were very patient and answered all my questions. That's all.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Couldn’t have better nurses and staff. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you.

  • Dec 05, 2019

    Erin Gilbert is so thoughtful and caring. She aptly led her clinical team and helped me feel re-assured throughout the procedure. The care was appropriate and I felt very safe.

  • Dec 05, 2019

    I only was there once and it was for the visit. So I really can't evaluate fairly. It was very routine. She's very knowledgeable. Seemed and we talked and everything seemed fine, but from one visit, I really don't think I can truthfully answer the questions that you're asking me.

  • Dec 05, 2019

    Yeah, my experience with Dr. Gilbert, she has an excellent bed side manner, she's very easy to talk to, I'm very comfortable with her and I've heard nothing but excellent things so I'm really glad she's my surgeon.

  • Dec 03, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert is very clear in her explanations of what our plan is to improve my health.

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert was very patient with me listened and answered all of my questions and fully explained my upcoming procedure.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Dr Gilbert sincerely listens to me & answers ALL of my questions.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Excellent communication skills. Have had a great surgical outcome.

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Dr. Erin Gilbert was my surgeon for my operation, and I thought she was totally personable, and professional, and explained everything thoroughly. I felt very cared for under her care.

  • Nov 09, 2019

    I think Dr. Gilbert was really good, she answered my questions, she explained the surgery that was going to happen in detail, and I came away feeling like I knew it was going on. So I appreciate that.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Shes good at her job but It was a appointment that was not on time and I was there two hours for visit

  • Nov 05, 2019

    Dr Gilbert is a great surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. She took her time with me and my wife, never making us feel rushed.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    I was pleased with her analysis- very professional and programmatic

  • Oct 24, 2019

    My doctor, this is your first time I saw her and honestly she was the most amazing caring woman. She actually made it seem like I have a chance at this life and no one's ever done that before they always just turned me away and say they won't touch me. So she was a godsend and she's so she's she just moves you, you know, you believe her that she makes great I contact and you can tell she really cares. So that's about it all but it man you better give her a raise. Bye now.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    (unreadable) and I am giving my comment with Dr. Gilbert, excellent, I was very happy, and I feel very comfortable with her service.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Always answers questions and listens to concerns. The team is great.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Just great. They treat me okay.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Smart, courteous doctor. All you could want. Also, excellent staff.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Very efficient and comfortable.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Everyone from reception to the doctor doing the surgical consult were quick, approachable, ad thorough.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert was friendly, compassionate and made me feel like my questions and concerns were being addressed

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert is amazing. She took all the time I needed and answered all of my questions and was extremely positive and kind and wonderful. Getting a cancer diagnosis isn't easy but she made a difficult situation easier from the very beginning of my treatment. I feel very confident and I know that I am in great hands. She always has really nice residents working with her too. The only thing I would change is that I would have her office in Bend since we live in La Pine! :)

  • Sep 19, 2019

    I'm well satisfied with all done. Thank you.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert is engaging and compassionate as well as professional. She demonstrated an interest in my health beyond the scope required by the issue I presented to her. She was informative, reassuring and a pleasure to deal with. I feel well looked after dealing with her.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert and staff are so wonderful. Always friendly, compassionate and professional. I feel so comfortable with Dr. Gilbert and am quite fortunate to have her as my gastroenterologist.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    She is the best. Very caring,friendly and professional

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Thorough, compassionate clinician with excellent bedside skills.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Always get expert care and very caring treatment from OHSU.They are concerned to provide excellent care!

  • Aug 24, 2019

    I liked Dr. Gilbert. I felt she was very compassionate and she believed me. I have a very strong belief system and I expressed that at my appointment about my faith, and healing, and the power of prayer. And I didn't think she was mimicking me or making fun of me. I thought she was very respectful of my mode of thinking. And that is not to discount medical treatment, but I just thought she was very sincere individual, and I enjoyed my interaction with her. Thank you.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    Excellent care as always

  • Aug 22, 2019

    I liked Dr. Gilbert. She answered all my questions and was very nice and personable

  • Aug 15, 2019

    We were highly impreesed with Dr Gilbert and her team and they took extreme care during the whole procss. They were very good in answering all of our querries. A big thanks to the entire team from me and my family.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Yes, the provider took very good care of me. She looked after me and she came to visit me in the hospital and she did very well in this port removal. Thank you very much. Bye.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert Is a very intelligent and nice Dr. OHSU is lucky to have her. She spends a lot of time with patients and explains everything thoroughly.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert is fantastic. She explained everything and made me feel very comfortable. She listened patiently to my questions and answered everything. I had the utmost confidence that things would go well. There should be more doctors out there like her who treat their patients like people and not subjects.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Well, I thought she was very thorough and answered just about all of my question. So I was very satisfied with the experience.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Very nice. Spoke in words that I understood. Explained everything thoroughly.

  • Aug 03, 2019

    I thought she was very personable. I could ask her anything and she explained everything to me which was important. I mean, I had a new procedure with my pancreas and the something I hadn't heard of before and so for me to be able to answer. I mean ask her questions and feel relaxed about it and and and feel like my questions have been answered and I understood them would very important. I like her very much.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Erin Gilbert was a wonderful provider was very understanding, explained all the questions I had and I felt totally confident in her judgment.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Registration process and staff engagement were great.On the other hand, I understand providers have heavy schedules and they try to engage with every patient in the best way possible, but once my vitals were measured, I spent 45 minutes in a room waiting for the doctor, or anyone as a matter of fact, to come in. Once the provider was in the room it took about 8 minutes to go through the reason of my visit.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Great staff.. awsome Doctors

  • Jul 25, 2019

    patient and thorough

  • Jul 25, 2019

    Very efficient and kind. Made me me feel very comfortable.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Dr Gilbert and her staff made me feel very well cared for....they listened to what I had to say and did their best to answer all my questions. A great team.