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Melinda Maggard Gibbons, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Melinda Maggard Gibbons, M.D., M.S.H.S.

General Information:



Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Surgery, General Surgery
Member, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area


General Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1994 - 2001
Medical Degree:
M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1994
M.S., UCLA School of Public Health, 2004

Contact Information:

(310) 825-0739

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Melinda Maggard Gibbons' research addresses quality of care for several surgical disorders (solid cancers and bariatric surgery). Much of her research is devoted to improving the quality of care for breast cancer patients and survivorship care in an underinsured population. Her diverse general surgery practice is based at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center (a public hospital of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services), and 50 percent of her clinical work involves caring for breast cancer patients. She also helps oversee JCCC’s on-site Avon Cares for Life breast navigator program.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Lawson EH, Gibbons MM, Ko CY. Appropriate use of surgical procedures for patients with cancer. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2012 Jul;21(3):479-86, ix. Epub 2012 Apr 21

Chen F, Puig M, Yermilov I, Malin J, Schneider EC, Epstein AM, Kahn KL, Ganz PA, Gibbons MM. Using breast cancer quality indicators in a vulnerable population. Cancer. 2011 Aug 1;117(15):3311-21. Epub 2011 Jan 24

Chen F, Mercado C, Yermilov I, Puig M, Ko CY, Kahn KL, Ganz PA, Gibbons MM. Improving breast cancer quality of care with the use of patient navigators. Am Surg. 2010 Oct;76(10):1043-6.

Mercado C, Zingmond D, Karlan BY, Sekaris E, Gross J, Maggard-Gibbons M, Tomlinson JS, Ko CY. Quality of care in advanced ovarian cancer: the importance of provider specialty. Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Apr;117(1):18-22. Epub 2010 Jan 27

Yermilov I, Bentrem D, Sekeris E, Jain S, Maggard MA, Ko CY, Tomlinson JS. Readmissions following pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreas cancer: a population-based appraisal. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Mar;16(3):554-61. Epub 2008 Nov 11