C. PARKER GIBBS, M.D., earned his medical degree at the University of Florida in 1989 before going on to complete his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado and his fellowships in Orthopaedic Oncology and Orthopaedic Oncology Research at the University of Chicago. He served as director of Musculoskeletal Oncology at the University of Colorado from 1997-2002
He returned to UF in 2003 to work in the Department of Orthopaedics where he is now a tenured professor. He was named the Eugene Jewitt Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2011.
Gibbs's clinical practice involves the treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities and pelvis. He has published 7 book chapters and more than 56 scientific papers in journals such as Journal of Bone Joint Surgery, the American Journal of Clinical Oncology and the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics.
Dr. Gibbs directs the NIH funded Musculoskeletal Oncology Laboratory at the University of Florida. The research team studies the mechanisms that determine the malignant potential of Osteosarcoma cells.
Gibbs was elected to membership in the American Orthopaedic Society and is also a member of several other professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, and the Connective Tissue Oncology Society. He serves as an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.