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Joanna Gibson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology; Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Pathology

I started my medical training as a dual MD/PhD student at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. After graduating in 2004, I started residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, followed by a fellowship in gastrointestinal and liver pathology, both at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Once I finished training, in 2009, I moved back to the Mayo Clinic for my first faculty position as a GI pathologist. After two years, in August 2011, I moved to New Haven and joined the Yale faculty in the Department of Pathology, where I have been ever since.

At Yale, I have an opportunity to do it all—clinical service, education, and research! For me, academic pathology has been a creative, satisfying and highly individualized career. It’s a lot of hard work and I am grateful to have supportive colleagues, collaborators, and department leaders. I am excited to be part of the Longitudinal Coaching Program. I look forward to sharing my experience with the students, and learning about the current opportunities and challenges in medical training.