Karen E. Gibbs, MD

Dr. Gibbs is the Chair of Surgery at Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital and an Associate Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1997 and completed her general surgery residency at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Gibbs continued on at Montefiore completing a Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery fellowship before joining the faculty. She subsequently served as the Associate Chair of Surgery, Chief of General, Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery as well as the General Surgery Residency and Advanced GI MIS Fellowship Programs at Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health.

Dr. Gibbs specializes in minimally invasive surgery with a concentration on bariatric and foregut surgery. She has authored several publications and has presented her research nationally and internationally. Her research focus is in bariatric and minimally invasive surgical outcomes. Board-certified in General Surgery and Obesity Medicine, she is a fellow of the American College of Surgery. Her society memberships include the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Foregut Society and the American College of Surgeons.