Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes John F. Gibbs, M.D., FACS, Chairman of Surgery

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes John F. Gibbs, M.D., FACS, Chairman of Surgery

Jersey Shore University Medical Center welcomes John F. Gibbs, M.D., FACS, a nationally renowned expert specializing in stomach cancer, liver and pancreas tumors, complex gastrointestinal disease as well as melanomas and sarcomas. In his new position, Dr. Gibbs plays a vital role in leading the surgical department at Jersey Shore and growing the multi-disciplinary Meridian Cancer Care team.

For the past three years, Dr. Gibbs has served as chief of Surgical Oncology at Kaleida Health in Buffalo, New York. Prior to that role, he spent 10 years as the chief in the gastroenterology for Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. Dr. Gibbs was also an attending surgeon at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and held several academic appointments, most recently as Vice Chair/Associate Program Director for the Department of Surgery at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. In these leadership positions, he has maintained a high-quality clinical practice throughout his career.

Dr. Gibbs currently serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, International Journal of Surgical Research. He is also an ad hoc reviewer for more than twenty journals and has authored/co-authored over 300 peer reviewed articles, chapters and abstracts.

According to Steven G. Littleson, FACHE, president, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, "We are proud to welcome Dr. Gibbs to Jersey Shore and our expanding multidisciplinary team of cancer experts. As an accomplished surgical oncologist, he will be an integral part of Meridian Cancer Care and help expand hepatobiliary surgery capabilities and our multi-disciplinary approach to the care of melanoma and soft tissue tumors. Dr. Gibbs's appointment confirms Meridian Cancer Care as a leading oncology program committed to providing the best, most advanced care for our community."

As chairman of surgery at Jersey Shore, Dr. Gibbs has regional consulting privileges throughout Meridian Cancer Care including Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin.

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital - the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Through the hospital's clinical research program, and its affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Jersey Shore serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. For more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit www.JerseyShoreUniversityMedicalCenter.com.