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 (253 Ratings, 57 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

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (253 Ratings, 57 Comments)

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Patient Comments

  • 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


  • Nov 14, 2018

    Dr. Gilbert was clear in her explanation of things and took the time to answer all of my questions.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    I really appreciated Erin Gilbert. She did a really good job. I'd like to give her a 9.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    I felt she was very honest and through. Things that my doctor should have done prior to sending me to OHSU. I highly recommend her.

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