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 (370 Ratings, 138 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 (370 Ratings, 138 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Dr Gilbert is both knowledgeable and compassionate. I felt very comfortable in her care when she initially removed my tumor and the follow-up visits have been the same. I have asked questions via My Chart and have received prompt responses each time. I am thankful to have Dr Gilbert as my doctor and for the care I have received from her.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    She explained everything very well, answered my questions.She made me feel quite at ease about the surgery she will be performing.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    A very good experience with the very nice and professional resident and Dr. Gilbert who was quite good at allying my fears.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    She clearly explain to me that after what they had found inside my bladder was more than likely the culprit of my pancreatitis and could very well happen again. especially if my gallbladder does not get removed. Thanks

  • Jul 04, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert was very down to earth, communicated clearly, answered all my questions, and was very helpful. I was very impressed.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    Everyone I met and worked with there was very nice, helpful, and welcoming. Dr. Gilbert was kind and thoroughly answered any & all questions I had about the procedure. Very positive experience.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Staff are professional and authentic

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Yeah, I was very happy with everything.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Exactly the type of doctor I like, straightforward, competent, good disposition.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Professional.Direct communication. Addressed issues and my questions.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert was great and took interest in me and my card

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Always a pleasure

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Both Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Tsikitis were very warm and welcoming, personable, caring, understanding, good listeners and explainers, and both demonstrated an appropriate sense of humor and fun, both very upbeat and positive.

  • Jun 08, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert saved my life and I think she's really great. She's a great person really paid attention to you and does not rush through the appointment. Thank

  • 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.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Dr. Gilbert has served me very well and I would recommend highly

  • Jun 04, 2019

    She was very thorough with her explanation of the surgery I have to have. She has such a great personality, so cheerful and friendly. I believe I have finally found the right doctor for my problem.

  • May 25, 2019

    Very attentive, informative and friendly.

  • May 13, 2019

    dr.s and staff are always kind ,respectful and dedicated in helping me on info when i needed.

  • 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