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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Gibson specializes in the surgical treatment of trauma and burns, and surgical critical care. She provides a wide range of services including Burn Surgery, management of complicated wounds, and Trauma Surgery. Dr. Gibson is certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Surgery (General)

Burn and Wound Care

Burn Surgery

Surgical Critical Care

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Trauma Surgery


University Hospital
(608) 264-8040 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 242-2828 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-8954 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery
Surgical Critical Care

Critical Care, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Gibson’s research interests focus on epithelial regeneration in burn injury, development and testing of skin substitutes, understanding the contribution of mesenchymal stem cells in burn wound healing, and identifying the role of the host defense peptides in burn wound healing.

PubMed Articles
Gibson ALF Smiell J Yu TC Böing EA McClure EB Merikle E Holmes JH 4th Response to Letter to the Editor "Defining a meaningful reduction of donor sites-Not as easy as it seems". Burns . 2021 Mar 1;
[PubMed ID: 33685811]
Cheong JZA Johnson CJ Wan H Liu A Kernien JF Gibson ALF Nett JE Kalan LR Priority effects dictate community structure and alter virulence of fungal-bacterial biofilms. ISME J . 2021 Feb 8;
[PubMed ID: 33558690]
Gibson ALF Carney BC Cuttle L Andrews CJ Kowalczewski CJ Liu A Powell HM Stone R Supp DM Singer AJ Shupp JW Stalter L Moffatt LT Coming to Consensus: What Defines Deep Partial Thickness Burn Injuries in Porcine Models? J Burn Care Res . 2021 Feb 3;42(1):98-109
[PubMed ID: 32835360]
Gibson ALF Smiell J Yu TC Böing EA McClure EB Merikle E Holmes JH 4th Determining clinically meaningful thresholds for innovative burn care products to reduce autograft: A US burn surgeon Delphi panel. Burns . 2020 Nov 9;
[PubMed ID: 33303264]
Schroeder AB Karim A Ocotl E Dones JM Chacko JV Liu A Raines RT Gibson ALF Eliceiri KW Optical imaging of collagen fiber damage to assess thermally injured human skin. Wound Repair Regen . 2020 Nov;28(6):848-855
[PubMed ID: 32715561]
Karim AS Liu A Lin C Uselmann AJ Eliceiri KW Brown ME Gibson ALF Evolution of ischemia and neovascularization in a murine model of full thickness human wound healing. Wound Repair Regen . 2020 Nov;28(6):812-822
[PubMed ID: 32686215]
Liu A Ocotl E Karim A Wolf JJ Cox BL Eliceiri KW Gibson ALF Modeling early thermal injury using an ex vivo human skin model of contact burns. Burns . 2020 Aug 29;
[PubMed ID: 33279338]
Moffatt LT Madrzykowski D Gibson ALF Powell HM Cancio LC Wade CE Choudhry MA Kovacs EJ Finnerty CC Majetschak M Shupp JW Standards in Biologic Lesions Working Group. Standards in Biologic Lesions: Cutaneous Thermal Injury and Inhalation Injury Working Group 2018 Meeting Proceedings. J Burn Care Res . 2020 May 2;41(3):604-611
[PubMed ID: 32011688]
Karim AS Shaum K Gibson ALF Indeterminate-Depth Burn Injury-Exploring the Uncertainty. J Surg Res . 2020 Jan;245:183-197
[PubMed ID: 31421361]
Holmes JH 4th Schurr MJ King BT Foster K Faucher LD Lokuta MA Comer AR Rooney PJ Barbeau KF Mohoney ST Gibson ALF Lynn Allen-Hoffmann B An open-label, prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter, phase 1b study of StrataGraft skin tissue versus autografting in patients with deep partial-thickness thermal burns. Burns . 2019 Dec;45(8):1749-1758
[PubMed ID: 31416637]
Dones JM Tanrikulu IC Chacko JV Schroeder AB Hoang TT Gibson ALF Eliceiri KW Raines RT Optimization of interstrand interactions enables burn detection with a collagen-mimetic peptide. Org Biomol Chem . 2019 Nov 27;17(46):9906-9912
[PubMed ID: 31720665]
Karim AS Yan A Ocotl E Bennett DD Wang Z Kendziorski C Gibson ALF Discordance between histologic and visual assessment of tissue viability in excised burn wound tissue. Wound Repair Regen . 2019 Mar;27(2):150-161
[PubMed ID: 30585657]
Borders JC Gibson AL Grayev A Thibeault S Predictors of dysphagia in critically injured patients with neck trauma. J Crit Care . 2018 Apr;44:312-317
[PubMed ID: 29268199]
Gibson ALF Bennett DD Taylor LJ Improving the histologic characterization of burn depth. J Cutan Pathol . 2017 Dec;44(12):998-1004
[PubMed ID: 28632906]
Gibson ALF Shatadal S A simple and improved method to determine cell viability in burn-injured tissue. J Surg Res . 2017 Jul;215:83-87
[PubMed ID: 28688666]
Israel JS Greenhalgh DG Gibson AL Variations in Burn Excision and Grafting: A Survey of the American Burn Association. J Burn Care Res . 2017 Jan Feb;38(1):e125-e132
[PubMed ID: 27893575]
Gibson AL Thomas-Virnig CL Centanni JM Schlosser SJ Johnston CE Van Winkle KF Szilagyi A He LK Shankar R Allen-Hoffmann BL Nonviral human beta defensin-3 expression in a bioengineered human skin tissue: a therapeutic alternative for infected wounds. Wound Repair Regen . 2012 May-Jun;20(3):414-24
[PubMed ID: 22564233]
Rasmussen CA Gibson AL Schlosser SJ Schurr MJ Allen-Hoffmann BL Chimeric composite skin substitutes for delivery of autologous keratinocytes to promote tissue regeneration. Ann Surg . 2010 Feb;251(2):368-76
[PubMed ID: 20010085]
Straseski JA Gibson AL Thomas-Virnig CL Allen-Hoffmann BL Oxygen deprivation inhibits basal keratinocyte proliferation in a model of human skin and induces regio-specific changes in the distribution of epidermal adherens junction proteins, aquaporin-3, and glycogen. Wound Repair Regen . 2009 Jul-Aug;17(4):606-16
[PubMed ID: 19614926]
Schurr MJ Foster KN Centanni JM Comer AR Wicks A Gibson AL Thomas-Virnig CL Schlosser SJ Faucher LD Lokuta MA Allen-Hoffmann BL Phase I/II clinical evaluation of StrataGraft: a consistent, pathogen-free human skin substitute. J Trauma . 2009 Mar;66(3):866-73; discussion 873-4
[PubMed ID: 19276766]