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 (284 Ratings, 71 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 (284 Ratings, 71 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

  • 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


  • 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.

  • Nov 06, 2018

    I was very impressed. I liked her very much she had great bed side manner and very pleasant and informative.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Everyone involved with my surgery were great. Special regards to Dr David Harmon for his thorough evaluation and explanation.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Dr. Gilbert was a wonderful surgeon for me and she took great care of us. Very positive attitude and would recommend her for anywhere. Thank you, Dr. Gilbert.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    The minute Dr Gilbert walked in to the exam room I felt comforted by her presence.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Yes, I would like to say she's a very good provider, but our appointment was very late. You guys were really slow when it came to that. That's all.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    I was extremely impressed with Dr. Gilbert. I liked her demeanor, her assurance. She made me feel very comfortable. She was very much into giving me the information I needed for surgery. Just all around, felt really good and comfortable about the surgery after talking to her.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Kind, thoughtful, insightful, human, patient, sense of humor, deep understanding and very busy, but took the time to explain very nicely. Thank you.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Dr. Gilbert was very personable and very informative. I feel very comfortable with her doing my surgery. I'm very happy with the visit.

  • Oct 29, 2018

    After the successful surgery on [Name] Dr Gilbert provided a clear sense of the path forward and her staff has helped greatly with the start of [Name] post operative healing.

  • Oct 25, 2018

    Great! I had seen a different provider for the same issue and hadn't felt like my concerns/questions were addressed. Dr Gilbert (and the intern doctor) was great. I left the appointment feeling much more informed and less anxious about the issue.

  • Oct 02, 2018

    The office is accessible and was able to make the appointments faster than I thought. She was courteous and explained things in an easy way.

  • Sep 27, 2018

    Dr Gilbert is wonderful. You can tell she really cares, and she is great at what she does.

  • Sep 19, 2018

    Wow. My experience with Dr. Gilbert was outstanding. She listened intently to my questions, and explained the procedure in the detail I needed. She is compassionate and caring and I feel very secure in her competent hands.

  • Sep 12, 2018

    Excellent. Very caring doctors

  • Aug 27, 2018

    Dr. Gilbert and her resident was absolutely wonderful.

  • Aug 26, 2018

    Dr. Gilbert was very thorough in explaining the surgery and very reassuring.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Doctor Erin Gilbert is great professional. I am so happy I got to be her patient. My surgery of gallbladder removal was flawless because of her judgment and professional expertise. I am so thankful to her. She is exceptional surgeon and incredible human being. Thank you Doctor Gilbert.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    I love Dr. Gilbert. She speaks to you directly, not at you or at the wall. She makes eye contact, she really means what she is saying. She has excellent doctor/patient skills. I would recommend her to anyone!

  • Aug 16, 2018

    She was wonderful.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    Hi my name is [Name] and my wife (INAUDIBLE) was in Portland yesterday and met with Dr. Erin Gilbert for the first time and she came home, she was very excited and I can't even tell you how impressed and happy I was that Dr. Gilbert was just, just a delight and very professional and knowledgeable, and absolutely I would recommend anybody who is in the situation that my wife's in. Absolutely I would highly recommend Dr. Gilbert *

  • Aug 15, 2018

    I think she's a great provider. She knows my problems, and (INAUDIBLE) she's perfect.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Dr. Gilbert is very thorough and tells you everything you need to know.

  • Aug 07, 2018

    Excellent. Very clear explanations and encourages. Nurse needs to take care not to take blood pressure in same arm as IV was.

  • Aug 02, 2018

    Excellent treatment at the first meeting at least, very clear and communicative and thoughtful consultation. I really enjoyed meeting her. Thank you. 

  • Aug 01, 2018

    Dr. Gilbert is the best doctor around the world.

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