John F. Gibbs MD

John Gibbs

John F. Gibbs

Professor, Associate General Surgery Residency Program Director, Vice-Chair for Research

Department of Surgery

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Education and Training:

  • MS, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA (2003)
  • MS, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA (2003)
  • BS, University of California, San Diego
  • MD, University of California, San Diego
  • Residency, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago
  • Fellowship, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas
  • Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Experimental Therapeutics
  • Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo

Journal Articles:

  • Gergel TJ, Proulx G, Leichman L, Nava H, Blumenson L, Khusalani N, Leichman C, Bodnar L, Gibbs J, Douglass H, Smith JL, Kuettel M. Effect of Concurrent Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy on Pulmonary Function in Patients with Esophageal Cancer: Dose-Volume Histogram Analysis.. Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics.. 2002; 8(6).
  • Chu QD, Al-kasspooles MF, Smith JL, Nava HR, Douglass HO, Driscoll D, Gibbs JF. Is glucagonoma of the pancreas a curable disease?. Int J Pancreatol. 2002; 29(3).
  • Gergel TJ, Leichman L, Nava HR, Blumenson LE, Loewen GM, Gibbs JE, Khushalani NI, Leichman CG, Bodnar LM, Douglass HO, Smith JL, Kuettel MR, Proulx GM. Effect of concurrent radiation therapy and chemotherapy on pulmonary function in patients with esophageal cancer: dose-volume histogram analysis.. Cancer J. 2002; 8(6).
  • Finley JW, Hanypsiak B, McGrath B, Kraybill W, Gibbs JF. Clear cell sarcoma: the Roswell Park experience.. J Surg Oncol. 2001; 77(1).
  • Gibbs JF, Huang, P., Lee R, McGrath BE, Sundquist J, McKinley, B., Driscoll, D., Kraybill WG. Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma: An Institutional Review. Cancer Investigation. 2001; 19(1).
  • Kahlenberg MS, Kane JM, Kanter PM, Weber TK, Gibbs JF, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Petrelli NJ. Hepatic lymphatic mapping: a pilot study for porta hepatis lymph node identification.. Cancer Invest. 2001; 19(3).
  • Pidhorecky I, Lee R, Proulx G, Kollmorgen DR, Jia C, Driscoll DL, Kraybill WG, Gibbs JF. Risk factors for nodal recurrence after lymphadenectomy for melanoma.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2001; 8(2).
  • Kane JM, Gibbs JF, McGrath BE, Loree TR, Kraybill WG. Large, deep high-grade extremity sarcomas: when is a myocutaneous flap reconstruction necessary?. Surgical Oncology. 2000; 8(4).
  • Pidhorecky I, Cheney RT, Kraybill WG, Gibbs JF. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: current diagnosis, biologic behavior, and management.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2000; 7(9).
  • Sabel MS, Gibbs JF, Cheney R, McKinley BP, Lee JS, Kraybill WG. Evolution of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma at a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.. Surgery. 2000; 128(4).
  • Finley JW, Gibbs JF, Rodriguez LM, Letourneau R, Driscoll D, Kraybill W. Pathologic and clinical features influencing outcome of thin cutaneous melanoma: correlation with newly proposed staging system.. Am Surg. 2000; 66(6).
  • Beitler AL, Virgo KS, Johnson FE, Gibbs JF, Kraybill WG. Current follow-up strategies after potentially curative resection of extremity sarcomas: results of a survey of the members of the society of surgical oncology.. Cancer. 2000; 88(4).
  • Whooley BP*, Gibbs JF, Mooney BE*, McGrath BE, Kraybill WG. Primary extremity sarcoma: what is the appropriate follow-up?. Ann Surg Oncol. 2000; 7(1).
  • Gibbs JF, Lee R, Driscoll, D., McGrath BE, Mindell, E., Kraybill WG. Clinical Importance of Late Reoccurence in Soft-Tissue Sarcomas. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2000; 73.
  • Gibbs JF, Slocum HK, Cao S, Rustum YM. Image analysis for quantitation of solid tumor drug sensitivity.. Int J Surg Investig. 1999; 1(2).
  • Anderson TM, Gibbs JF, Kollmorgen DR, Urschel JD. Paraesophageal omental hernia mimics pleural lipomatous tumor.. J Cardiovasc Surg. 1999; 40(5).
  • Gibbs JF, Huang PP, Zhang PJ, Kraybill WG, Cheney R. Accuracy of pathologic techniques for the diagnosis of metastatic melanoma in sentinel lymph nodes.. Ann Surg Oncol. 1999; 6(7).
  • Whooley BP, Mooney MM, Gibbs JF, Kraybill WG. Effective follow-up strategies in soft tissue sarcoma.. Semin Surg Oncol. 1999; 17(1).
  • Barnwell JM, Arredondo MA, Kollmorgen D, Gibbs JF, Lamonica D, Carson W, Zhang P, Winston J, Edge SB. Sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer.. Ann Surg Oncol. 1998; 5(2).
  • Yin MB, Guo B, Voigt W, Vanhoefer U, Gibbs JF, Skenderis BS, Frank C, Wrzosek C, Rustum YM. Novel cellular determinants for reversal of multidrug resistance in cells expressing P170-glycoprotein.. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1998; 1401(3).
  • Gibbs JF, Weber TK, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Driscoll DL, Petrelli NJ. Intraoperative determinants of unresectability for patients with colorectal hepatic metastases.. Cancer. 1998; 82(7).
  • Apffelstaedt JP, Driscoll DL, Spellman JE, Velez AF, Gibbs JF, Karakousis CP. Complications and outcome of external hemipelvectomy in the management of pelvic tumors.. Ann Surg Oncol. 1996; 3(3).
  • Schöber C, Gibbs JF, Yin MB, Slocum HK, Rustum YM. Cellular heterogeneity in DNA damage and growth inhibition induced by ICI D1694, thymidylate synthase inhibitor, using single cell assays.. Biochem Pharmacol. 1994; 48(5).
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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Gibbs J, Smith JL, Douglass H. Surgery of Pancreatic Cancer. IN: Gastrointestinal Cancers: A companion to Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (eds. A.K. Rustgi, J. Crawford).. W.B. Saunders Co.. 2003.
  • Gibbs J, Smith JL, Douglass H. Surgical Treatment of Pancreatic Carcinoma. IN: Gastrointestinal Cancers, (eds. A.K. Rustgi, J. Crawford).. W.B. Saunders Co., Florida. 2001.


  • Varma GN*, Winston JS, Hill HC*, Gibbs JF, Proulx GM, McGrath BE, Javle MM. Gastric Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Diffuse Mass in the Thigh. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2003; 21.
  • Chu QD*, Khushalani N*, Javle MM, Douglass HO, Gibbs JF. Should adjuvant therapy be “standard of care” for patients with resected adenocarcinoma of the pancreas?. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2003; 10.
  • Sarr MG, Traverso WL, Fernandez-del Castillo C, Ahrendt SA, Wilson S, Aranha GV, Evans D, Conlon K, Gillanders W, Gibbs JF, Michelassi F, Mulholland MW, Murr MM, Nealon WH, Pappas TN, Prinz RA, Shamamian P, Vickers SM, Weaver DW, Zinner MJ. The potent somatostatin analogue Vapreotide does not decrease pancreas-specific complications after elective pancreatectomy: A prospective multicenter, double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2003; 196.
  • Khushalani NI*, McKinley BP*, Gibbs JF, Leichman CG, Petrelli NJ. Regional chemotherapy is indicated after surgical resection of colorectal metastases to the liver: A debate. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2003; 82.
  • Hoshi H, Wilkinson NW, Smith JL, Douglass H, Nava H, Gibbs J. Preoperative Endoscopic Ultrasound Staging Inaccurately Predicts Postoperative Tumor Depth for Esophageal Carcinoma.. SAGES. 2003; 17.
  • Kane JM*, Finley JW*, Driscoll D, Kraybill WG, Gibbs JF. The treatment and outcome of patients with soft tissue sarcomas and synchronous metastases.. Sarcoma. 2002; 6.
  • Chu QD*, Hill HC*, Douglass HO, Driscoll D, Smith JL, Nava HR, Gibbs JF. Predictive factors associated with long-term survival in patients with neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2002; 9.
  • Kane JM*, Kahlenberg MS*, Kanter PM, Weber TK, Gibbs JF, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Petrelli NJ. Intraoperative hepatic lymphatic mapping in patients with colorectal liver metastases.. American Surgeon. 2002; 68.
  • Al-kasspooles MF*, Hill HC*, Nava HR, Smith JL, Douglass HO, Gibbs JF. High-grade dysplasia within Barrett’s esophagus: Controversies regarding clinical opinions and approaches.. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2002; 9(3).
  • Sabel MS*, Mollen K*, Smith J, Nava H, Douglass H, Gibbs JF. Esophageal resection for carcinoma in patients over 70 years of age.. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2002; 9(2).
  • Sabel MS*, Gibbs JF, Litwin A, McGrath B, Kraybill WG, Brooks JJ. Alveolar soft part sarcoma metastatic to small bowel mucosa causing polyposis and intusseption.. Sarcoma. 2001; 5.
  • Wu D*, Gibbs J, Corral D, Intengan M, Brooks JJ. Massive localized lymphedema: Additional locations and association with hypothyroidism.. Human Pathology. 2000; 31.
  • Fuchshuber PR*, McGrath BE, Gibbs JF, Kraybill WG, Proulx GM, Lee, RJ. Second Malignancy after Radiotherapy for Seminoma.. Radiology and Oncology. 1999; 33(1).
  • Proulx GM, Gibbs JF, Lee RJ, Velagapudi S, Huben R. Sarcomas of the Bladder: A case report with a review of the literature.. Radiology and Oncology. 1999; 33(1).
  • Kane III J, Gibbs J, Kraybill W. The Treatment and Outcome of Patients with Soft Tissue Sarcomas and Synchronous Metastases. Connective Tissue Oncology Society, Washington, D.C.. 1999.
  • Fuchshuber PR*, Lipman B, Kraybill WG, Gibbs JF. Ecthyma Gangrenosum Secondary to E. Coli Sepsis.. Infections in Medicine. 1998; 15(11).
  • Schober C, Yin M-b, Gibbs J, Rustum Y. Heterogeneity in DNA Damage and Repair of Human Ovarian Tumor Cells Treated with Doxorubicin.. Cellular Pharmacology. 1995; 2.
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