Assistant Dean for Clinical Applications
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Contact InformationPatient Care Related:
Kristine Gibson, MD, is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Applications. In this role, Dr. Gibson works in collaboration with the clerkship, discipline, and elective directors and provides oversight of clinical teaching in the MD degree program throughout the four year curriculum. She is the course director for Transition to Clinical Applications and Transition to Advanced Clinical Management and has special interest in Interprofessional Education.
Dr. Gibson is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and provides care from infancy through adolescence as part of the WMed Pediatrics Clinic. She also cares for children and adolescents with eating disorders at WMed and Bronson Children's Hospital. Prior to joining the medical school in January 2015, she served as a pediatrician with Pediatrics, PC in Portage, Michigan for sixteen years. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatrics. She has a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences and Music (with Distinction) from the University of Michigan in 1991. She earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1994. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at DeVos Children's Hospital in 1997.
Dr. Gibson currently serves on the board of the Bronson Health Foundation, is past president of the Southwest Michigan Eating Disorders Association, and is an active member of the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics. Her clinical interests include eating disorder treatment and prevention, mental health, and early childhood development.
- American Board of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
Education and Training
- Residency 1997, Pediatrics, Michigan State University
- MD 1994, Indiana University
- BA 1991, Biomedical Sciences and Music, University of Michigan
- English, fluent
- eating disorder treatment
- competency based medical education
- Interprofessional Education
- Early Childhood Development
Amin S., Gibson K.M., Bines D. Integrated Behavioral Health Collaborative Practice Embedded Within the Pediatric Residency Continuity Clinic: Incorporating a Multicultural Lens Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2021;68:659-668.
Busha M.E., McMillen B., Greene J., Gibson K., Milnes C., Ziemkowski P. One Institution’s evaluation of family medicine residency applicant data for academic predictors of success BMC Medical Education. 2021;21
Busha M., Gibson K., Sheakley M., Greene J. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Academic Medicine. 2020;95:S258-S261.
Dickinson B.L., Gibson K., VanDerKolk K., Greene J., Rosu C.A., Navedo D.D., Porter-Stransky K.A., Graves L.E. Erratum: Correction to: "It is this very knowledge that makes us doctors": an applied thematic analysis of how medical students perceive the relevance of biomedical science knowledge to clinical medicine (BMC medical education (2020) 20 1 (356)) BMC medical education. 2020;20:428.
Dickinson B.L., Gibson K., Vanderkolk K., Greene J., Rosu C.A., Navedo D.D., Porter-Stransky K.A., Graves L.E. "it is this very knowledge that makes us doctors": An applied thematic analysis of how medical students perceive the relevance of biomedical science knowledge to clinical medicine BMC Medical Education. 2020;20
Singleterry L., Vliem S., Gibson K., Gaynor S.T. Interprofessional improvement of interprofessional teaching practices Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice. 2019;14:43-46.
Greydanus D.E., Gibson K. Tic disorders Behavioral Pediatrics: Fourth Edition. 2015:341-352.
Greydanus D.E., Gibson K. Perspectives on pediatric immunizations: Proven protection for the world's children and adolescents Tropical Pediatrics: A Public Health Concern of International Proportions: Second Edition. 2012:21-57.
- The Words We Use: Identifying the Preferred Lexicon for Predictors of Physician Burnout. Horneffer-Ginter K, Greene J, Apple R, Graves L, Gibson K, Tullio J, Kaufman A, 36th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2019