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

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Faculty profile
  • 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 (260 Ratings, 93 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:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2012


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 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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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (260 Ratings, 93 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

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Great staff.. awsome Doctors

  • Jul 22, 2019

    Yes, I was very happy with Dr. Gilbert, and she was able to do what the other doctors or not able to do. She's able to get my gall bladder stones out and get the lines out of my body, and hopefully I can return to normal quite soon as very happy with her. She did an excellent job. Thank you.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    The nursing team during pre op was amazing, kept me up to date on everything and kept me calm. The anesthesiologists came by to go over everything and they were very nice and clear. The nurse I had in recovery (red curly hair) was very very nice and understanding. She never got frustrated with me when I was waking up. Loved her.

  • May 10, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert was kind, caring and professional during the visit and with that, my mom removed much of the fear she had. Prior to the surgery, the doctor explained the procedure in detail and when confronted with a challenge, Dr Gilbert resolved it with calm and expertise.We are forever grateful to her for all that she is, knows and does. Gracias

  • Apr 27, 2019

    This is [Name] and my experience with Dr. Gilbert was, excuse me, has been excellent. I would recommend her to anybody. She's very personable. She's really a good person. I recommend her, I'd give her a 10. So, thank you.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    They explained everything perfectly, we came up with a plan together.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    I felt very comfortable. Dr. Gilbert was easy to talk to and gave me confidence in her abilities. She also expressed empathy. The younger doctor working with her seemed new and gave a sense of insecurity. While she was very nice, she didn’t seem competent and I wasn’t comfortable with her.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    She had very good bed side manner. She was patient. She was thoughtful. She was kind, and she did excellent work. I had no problems at all with the surgery aftermath.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    She was great in knowledge. She was great in personality. She was very very professional.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Very good.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    Dr Gilbert was very informative and made me very comfortable with my procedure. All the staff were wonderful

  • Mar 30, 2019

    The resident that saw me was excellent. He seemed well informed and was attentive and kind.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    It is always a pleasure and reassuring to see this provider and my primary provider. I love them both!!

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Both Drs Gilbert and Tskitis are very competent and personable. They feel like friends. Don't remember his name but their resident was personable and very good at explanations.

  • Mar 23, 2019

    I feel the Dr. Gilbert is very honest aboveboard is concerned about a patient well-being going down to the little Nitty Gritty stuff. I highly recommend her and we'll see you again soon. Thank you.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    She’s part of a team of surgeons and took the time to listen to my concerns plus explain complex procedures.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    She it's very professional

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Had hernia surgery and all the nurses and doctors were extremely nice and very caring.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    dr. gilbert is excellent

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Both my husband and I felt great about our experience with Dr Gilbert. She explained everything very clear and answered all questions. She made me feel comfortable and that I was in great hands. All members of the team were outstanding!

  • Mar 16, 2019

    I really like OHSU.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Dr Gilbert is amazing. Very thorough and very professional.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    The doctor's visits, and the assistant to the doctor, was both great, and I think very professional, and very caring to how much pain I'm at to get my surgery ready as soon as possible.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Both Dr.'s listened well.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    It was a very pleasant experience. I felt that she knew what she was talking about. I couldn't want any more from her. I don't believe. If she seemed to know and seemed to be concerned and caring which is I think important and left me feeling better than I had felt when I came in. I don't know what else to say about it. But anyway, she's very good and I'd recommend her highly. Sure.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Listens intently and answers questions with care

  • Mar 03, 2019

    She was very nice and I feel confident having her do my surgery.

  • Mar 03, 2019

    Explained everything thoroughly and answered my questions thoughtfully. Great bedside manner.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    She talks things through with the patient to make sure every thing is addressed. Even though I don't see her that often (knock on wood), she looks through my history to be sure that we've covered past issues as well as present ones.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    She was friendly and thorough in her exam and explanation of what to expect with my upcoming surgery.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    I found Dr. Gilbert to be very friendly & welcoming! I really enjoyed my conversation with her & her student. It's not very often especially when dealing with specialists that I have felt a warm friendly presence like I did with Dr. Gilbert

  • Feb 12, 2019

    best doctor and very goodstaff of hospital.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    Very good and very satisfied with the explanation of what is needed for my treatment.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Both she and the resident were excellent. They wanted to know why I was there and previous issues. They understand that my medical history complicates things.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Was very friendly and helped us understand what was going to happen the day of the surgery.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    I enjoyed my my visit with her. She was very thorough and I would recommend her to anybody and stuff. And yes, she's a good doctor and I would love to have her any other time and I would see her again.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    She was totally. Into taking care of me and it was no doubt about that at all and she explained a lot of variables and a lot of situations and what kind of procedures we might wind up doing it or not doing. I thought it was totally great idea for her Whatever she does. I know it's coming from her knowledge in her heart.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    very professional, answers all question.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Dr Gilbert was fantastic and I'm looking forward to a long and happy relationship.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    I felt my provider had amazing bedside manner. She was a great teacher, and really made sure that my needs were met, questions were answered. I'm just overall pleased, and happy that I got to work with her.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    She was wonderful. She listened to everything I had to say. She asked you questions and use all the information to give me a lot of information that I you know, I didn't know and didn't have she put my mind at ease about my concerns and let me know what I still needed to do, and she was just really great and I would absolutely recommend her to anybody.

  • Jan 07, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert was very helpful in answering my questions and understanding my charts. She was able to tell me exactly what I needed to do and the next steps I would need to take

  • Jan 06, 2019

    We thought we were, at some point, going to also get some opinions from a Nephrologist and a Gastroenterologist since we had stomach and digestive issues as well. We appreciate what we heard but it was incomplete.

  • Jan 02, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert was very informative and very caring. She helped me out so much, I'm really thankful for having her as my doctor. I would recommend her and her staff to anyone needing surgery.

  • Jan 02, 2019

    Very nice. Personable. Straight to the point.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    She was thorough and friendly.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    Dr Gilbert is great, she?s knowledgeable and very personable. I felt as though I was in excellent hands during my surgery.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Very professional and adequate presentation of results of examination of my problem.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    She was sensitive and yet direct in her intentions as a surgeon and how those align with my expectations and goals.

  • Nov 15, 2018