Dr. Melinda Maggard Gibbons' main research interests focus on studying and improving the quality of care for surgical disorders, specifically bariatric surgery. She is specifically interested in factors associated with achieving greater weight loss and the control of obesity-related comorbidities.
Selected Cancer-Related Publications:
O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Ko CY. Cancer-directed surgery for localized disease: decreased use in the elderly. Ann Surg Oncol. 2004; 11(11): 962-9.
O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Livingston EH, Yo CK. Colorectal cancer in the young. Am J Surg. 2004; 187(3): 343-8.
Etzioni DA, Liu JH, Maggard MA, O'Connell JB, Ko CY. Workload projections for surgical oncology: will we need more surgeons? Ann Surg Oncol. 2003; 10(9): 1112-7.