Release Date: April 28, 2016
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Kevin J. Gibbons, MD, associate professor and vice chair in the Department of Neurosurgery, has been named senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, and executive director of UBMD Physicians Group, effective immediately.
The announcement was made by Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB.
Gibbons is medical director, operational performance and physician director of surgical services at Buffalo General Medical Center and Gates Vascular Institute. He also serves as chief of neurosurgery for Kaleida Health.
He will continue his surgical practice, based at the Buffalo General Medical Center and Gate Vascular Institute.
An accomplished neurosurgeon, Gibbons’ areas of expertise and research include the surgical treatment of brain tumors, spinal and pituitary tumors, complex cervical disorders, critical care and adult hydrocephalus. His research has been published in major journals in his field and he serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Neurosurgery and Critical Care Medicine. For 15 years, Gibbons directed the Department of Neurosurgery’s residency program, ranked one of the nation’s top neurosurgery training programs.
Gibbons has extensive administrative experience, serving as physician director of surgical services, Buffalo General Medical Center. He also is a member of the Kaleida Health GVI Physician Leadership Board, as well as the Board of Directors, Kaleida Health. Until 2014, Gibbons also was president of the medical staff at Kaleida. He has served on the UBMD Management Council and has chaired the Great Lakes Health Professional Steering Committee.
Gibbons is the recipient of many awards including America’s Top Surgeons Award from the Consumer Research Council; the Erie County Medical Center Leadership Award; the Kaleida Spirit Award; the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Buffalo News and a Top Doctors Award from Buffalo Spree Magazine.
He received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Notre Dame University and his medical degree from Albany Medical College. Gibbons received fellowship training in critical care before completing his residency at UB. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.