Christopher Gibson, MD

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Christopher Gibson, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Disorders of puberty, Disorders of sexual development, Pediatric fertility
Locations: Main Hospital; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Urgent Care, King of Prussia, PA; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Dr. Gibson is a native of northern New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and medical school at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE. He completed his pediatric training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, and his pediatric endocrine training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Dr. Gibson is currently a board-certified pediatric Endocrinologist in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His interests include pubertal disorders (early or delayed) as well as disorders of sexual developments (DSDs). He is also involved in the CHOP Pituitary Center, as well as the Congenital Hyperinsulinism and Diabetes Centers. He is a member of the Diabetes consult service, providing consultations for hospitalized children with specialized forms of diabetes (cystic fibrosis related diabetes, steroid induced hyperglycemia). Dr. Gibson also participates in the Endocrine inpatient service of the Hospital that cares for children with congenital hyperinsulinism and type 1 diabetes.

He remains active in clinical research with such projects as “The Impact of Ovarian Reserve on Bone Density in Pediatric Cancer Survivors during Early Adulthood,” and “Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Testing Prevalence in Female Cancer Survivors."

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE


Pediatrics - St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Endocrinology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification


Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Disorders of puberty

Disorders of sexual development

Pediatric fertility




Gibson CE, Boodhansingh KE, Li C, Conlin L, Chen P, Becker S, Adzick NS, Bamba V, De Leon DD, Ganguly A, Stanley CA: Congenital hyperinsulinism in Infants with Turner Syndrome: Possible association with Monosomy X and KDM6A haploinsufficiency. Hormone Research in Pediatrics 89:413-422, 2018.


Gibson CE and Gracia CR. “Influence of Oral Contraceptives on Serum AMH” in Anti-Mullerian Hormone: Biology, Role in Ovarian Function, and Clinical Significance. Editors: Seifer DB, Reshef T. Nova Science Publishing. October 2015.

Posters and Presentations


Gibson CE, Boodhansingh KE, Ganguly A, Stanley CA. “Congenital Hyperinsulinism in Turner Syndrome.” Poster Presentation. Endocrine Society Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, March 2015.


Gibson CE, Langdon D. A Novel Mutation in a Blepharophimosis ptosis epicanthus inversus syndrome patient presenting with primary amenorrhea. Poster Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada, May 2014.

Endocrine Evaluations in Thalassemia Patients. Oral Presentation. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Division of Hematology, Annual Parent and Family Thalassemia Meeting. May 2014.


Gibson CE, Elston EJ, Kuzma NC, Patel A, Skuby S, Souder E, Tafoya K, Cooperburg DB. Impact of a Quality Improvement Project on Communication Between Physicians and Nurses at a Tertiary Care Center. Poster Presentation. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, August 2013.


Gibson CE, Wu S, Kharitonenkov A, De Luca F. Functional Interaction Between Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) and Forkhead Box O 1 (Foxo1) in Growth Plate Chondrocytes. Poster Presentation. Endocrine Society Annual Meeting. Houston, TX, June 2012.

Awards and Honors

2014, Pediatric Endocrine Society Travel Grant Award, Vancouver, Canada

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic committees

Division of Endocrinology Curriculum Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations


American Academy of Pediatrics

Endocrine Society

Pediatric Endocrine Society

Philadelphia Endocrine Society