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

4.7 out of 5 (282 Ratings, 37 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

4.7 out of 5 (282 Ratings, 37 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

  • Friendliness/courtesy 4.8
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.7
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.7
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.7
  • Used words you could understand 4.8
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.7
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.8

Patient Comments

  • May 09, 2018

    very pleased with the doctor and her assistant.

  • Mar 12, 2018

    Dr Gilbert looked me straight in the eyes and talked honestly and candidly to me about surgery probability.

  • Feb 12, 2018

    always wonderful

  • Feb 07, 2018

    Dr. Gilbert is a skillful surgeon. She weighs the problem and explains how she will approach the solution. She's patient. Even though she is in great demand, she found the time to check in on me post-op each day.

  • Jan 24, 2018

    Met with both Dr. Vassiliki Tsikitis and Dr. Erin Gilbert together and separately, and was assigned a patient care coordinator, Andrea Hardy, RN.

  • Jan 08, 2018

    Dr. Gilbert was one of the best doctors I have ever seen. She was thorough and explained everything well and answered all my questions. I will definitely be recommending her to others!

  • Oct 25, 2017

    Excellent & loving care!

  • Sep 27, 2017

    I noted on the paperwork my questions regarding pain medication, post-surgery care and restrictions but there was no information from either the intern or the doctor on those issues. All she talked about was I need to lose 10 lbs. and how 'easy' that was to do. Also, she and Dr. Gregory still need to talk.

  • Jul 24, 2017

    Was attended by a resident who was great. Surgery was provided by two residents with the attending, also great.

  • Jul 12, 2017

    awful. careless. inconsiderate.

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