Ronald Gibson M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics

Ronald L. Gibson, Jr received his MD and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis in 1982. Dr. Gibson completed his pediatric residency training (1985) and pediatric pulmonology fellowship training (1988) at the University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital. He has been on faculty in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine (UW) since 1988, and was promoted to Professor of Pediatrics in 2003. Dr. Gibson has been the Director of the Seattle Children's Hospital Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center, and co-director of the UW CF Translational Therapeutics Development Center since 1998. He is also the Director of the UW Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship program since 1992. Dr. Gibson has a strong background in microbiology, pediatric pulmonary medicine, clinical and translational research in patients with cystic fibrosis. His primary research focus is the risk factors for, treatment of, and the impact of Pseudomonas aeruginosa airway infection in children with CF. My interest in Pseudomonas airway infection includes the study of host genetic modifiers of P. aeruginosa infection to assist with risk stratification and identify new therapeutic strategies. I also have strong interest in best practices for early eradication and management of pulmonary exacerbations. Dr. Gibson has been Director of the Clinical Core of the CFF Research Development Program and a Co-Investigator of the NIDDK P30 Clinical Core since 1999. Dr. Gibson is committed high-quality multidisciplinary patient care, and dedicated to improving care via research.