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Maria V. Gibson, MD, PhD, CPE

Medical Director
Emory Family Medicine Clinic Dunwoody

Associate Professor
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Mailing Address:
Emory Family Medicine Center
4500 North Shallowford Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338



Family Practice (Board certified since 2002)

GA Medical License # 070750 

Office(s) Locations:
Emory Family Medicine
4500 North Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
(404) 778-6920

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Hospital Affiliation(s):
Emory University Hospital Midtown 

Year Started Practicing: 1983

Year Started Practicing at Emory: 2013

About Dr. Gibson:

Areas of Clinical Interest:

Weight management


Cardiovascular diseases

Women health

Holistic medicine

Areas of Teaching Interest:

  • Leadership in health care
  • Office Procedures

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Quality in Health Care 
  • Self Management of Chronic Diseases
  • Interprofessional education

Organizational Leadership Memberships:
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Physicians Executives


 Resident Teacher Award, Duke University Medical Center, 2001

Resident Role model award, Duke University Medical Center, 2002

Golden Oyster teaching award for unprecedented Resident education commitment, Medical University of South Carolina, 2005, 2007,2009

Teacher of the year, 2012, Trident/MUSC Residency program, Medical University of South Carolina

Golden Apple Faculty Excellence Award nomination, Medical University of South Carolina, 2007

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) the Diabetes Physician Recognition award recipient, 2007 and 2010

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) the Heart/Stroke Physician Recognition Program award recipient, 2007 and 2010


Medical Degree, 1983
Siberian State Medical University, Tomsk, Russia

Postgraduate degrees:

PhD degree, 1990, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Siberian State Medical University, Tomsk, Russia, 1987

Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1999-2002

Faculty Development, Medical University of South Carolina, 2003-2004

Certified Physician Executive (CPE), American College of Physicians Executives, 2013

Additional Spoken Language(s): 


Select Publications in peer-reviewed journals:

  1. Gibson MV, Hainer BL. Managing abnormal PAP smears. Patient care. 2003 May; 37:56-6
  2. Gibson MV. Relief for women with chronic pelvic pain. Patient care. 2004 Nov; 25-32.
  3. Dickerson LM, Gibson MV Management of Hypertension in older   persons. Am Fam Physician 2005; 71:469-76.
  4. Gibson MV, Diaz VA, Mainous A, GeesyM. Prevalence of breastfeeding and acculturation in Hispanics: Results from NHANES 1999-2000 study. Birth.2005 Jun; 32:2; 92-98.
  5. Gibson MV. Keys to managing abnormal uterine bleeding.   Patient care. 2005 Jul; 35-41.
  6. Gibson MV. Vaginitis-a case-based guide to infectious causes. Patient Care. 2005 Mar; 47-54. 
  7. Hebbar KA, Gibson MV. Hypercalcemia: A case-based guide to causes.  Patient Care 2006 Mar; 33-37
  8. Gibson MV. Diagnosis and treatment of Vulvovaginal candidiasis. Women’s health in primary care. 2006 Apr; 27-35. Gibson MV,  Saeed N, Careccia RE. Fever and Rash as Initial Presentation of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Case &Comment. Patient Care. 2006 May; 56-59.
  9. Gibson MV, Hebbar KA. Anemia of chronic disease: evaluation and management. Patient care. 2006 Nov. 36-40.