A respected physician leader, Dr. Gibbs serves as director of trauma services at CHOC Children’s and is the CHOC Children’s Specialists division chief of pediatric surgery. Dr. Gibbs’ clinical interests include neonatal surgery, perinatal counseling, pediatric laparoscopic surgery and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Orange County Medical Association.
Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Gibbs is board certified in both pediatric and general surgery. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Gibbs attended medical school at Ohio State University. He completed both his internship and residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Gibbs completed a fellowship in fetal surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, Fetal Treatment Center, and fellowships in pediatric surgery at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto.
Recognized as an expert in his field, Dr. Gibbs consistently receives the annual Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence award. He has received the Marshall Bartlett Research Fellowship and the Medical Staff award at Ohio State University. He is actively involved in patient care advocacy within the community and at the state level. Dr. Gibbs speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Gibbs believes in caring for each family as he would want his own family treated, and is committed to providing the most leading-edge care possible with the utmost compassion.
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Children are not just “little adults.” Dr. David Gibbs talks about the importance of choosing a specially trained pediatric surgeon.
Dr. David Gibbs addresses questions about anesthesia, and why a pediatric surgeon and hospital can make a difference.
CHOC was recently joined by Ryan Seacrest, the Ryan Seacreat Foundation, 102.7 KIIS-FM & a host of celebrities to celebrate the opening of Seacrest Studios.
In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. David Gibbs discusses tips for minimizing scarring after surgery.
Children are not just “little adults” and when possible, should be treated by a physician who is specially trained in pediatrics.
To prepare your child for surgery parents should understand and work through their concerns, because if the parents are scared, the child will be scared.