Dr. Kathleen Gibbs Appointed Medical Director of Chronic Lung Disease Program

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Kathleen Gibbs We are pleased to announce that Kathleen A. Gibbs, MD, has been appointed as Medical Director of the Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease (NeoCLD) Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she has been an attending neonatologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics since 2017.

Dr. Gibbs has a long-term interest and experience in premature infant lung disease and management of chronic lung disease (CLD) of prematurity. We are thrilled that she will lead our multidisciplinary team as we continue to make a difference for children with this complex condition.

Established in 2010 as one of the first programs devoted solely to meeting the growing clinical and research needs of infants with severe CLD, the NeoCLD Program relies on seamless collaboration from a multidisciplinary team of specialists to provide exceptional care for this severe, multisystem problem. The program also strives to advance research into innovations that improve long-term outcomes for our patients and children throughout the world.

Learn more about our specialized care for infants with chronic lung disease.

More about Dr. Gibbs

Prior to her appointment at CHOP, Dr. Gibbs served as an attending neonatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. There, she was Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program, Co-director of the Pediatric Clerkship and Sub-internship, and Associate Director of Patient Safety for the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Gibbs received her medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago and completed her pediatric and neonatal-perinatal training at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. She joined the faculty at Mount Sinai after completing her fellowship in 2007. She completed her quality improvement training at Cincinnati Children’s Intermediate Improvement Science Series in 2016. Dr. Gibbs is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal perinatal medicine. In addition to her interest in managing preterm infants with lung disease, Dr. Gibbs has a special interest in quality improvement and patient safety.

Dr. Gibbs joined the Chronic Lung Disease Program at a time when Dr. Zhang, Director of the program, needed to increase her international work. With her rich clinical experience and her expertise in NICU quality improvement, Dr. Gibbs was the natural choice to join the leadership of the Chronic Lung Disease Program to ensure continued clinical excellence and further improvement in the quality of care in this patient population.

Contact the NeoCLD Program

For consultation and general information, call 215-590-3608 or contact us online. To coordinate transfer of a patient, call 215-590-3083.

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