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Wende Gibbs, MD

Wende Gibbs, MD

Neuroradiology - Barrow Neurological Institute and President of The American Society of Spine Radiology

Wende Gibbs, MD, is a neuroradiologist and the director of spine imaging and intervention at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is the 2023 President of The American Society of Spine Radiology

Dr. Gibbs is an expert in diagnostic and interventional spine radiology, with distinct interests in spine oncology and pain management. She is the president-elect of the American Society of Spine Radiology and the Western Neuroradiological Society and serves as the chair of education for the American Society of Neuroradiology.

Dr. Gibbs earned her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine. While there, she also completed a one-year National Institutes of Health (NIH)/General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) research fellowship evaluating novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents for the detection of metastatic lymph nodes in patients with head and neck cancer. She completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and a two-year neuroradiology fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Dr. Gibbs has authored multiple book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and award-winning abstracts. She serves on the editorial boards of three journals and is the podcast editor and host of Radiographics, the educational journal of the Radiological Society of North America. Dr. Gibbs also works on several multidisciplinary spinal surgery committees, including the North American Spine Society, and is one of the original hosts of the weekly Virtual Global Spine Conference. Dr. Gibbs is passionate about patient safety, communication, ethics, education, and exploring artificial intelligence.


Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, Neuroradiology, 2012-2014

Residency, Baylor University Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology, 2007-2012

MD, University of California—Irvine, 2007

MA, BA, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Political Science and International Relations, 2003


President, American Society of Spine Radiology 2023

President-Elect, Western Neuroradiological Society 2023

Chair of Education, American Society of Neuroradiology

American Society of Neuroradiology Executive Committee

American College of Radiology Economic Committee on Neuroradiology

Radiological Society of North America Committee on Structured Reporting

North American Spine Society Sections on Interdisciplinary Spine and Radiology

European Society of Spine Radiology


 “Best of ASNR” Lecture Award, American Society of Neuroradiology, 2017, 2018

Los Angeles Top Doctor, 2017-2018

Pasadena Top Doctor, 2016, 2017, 2018

Cum Laude, Educational Exhibits, American Society of Neuroradiology, 2016

Editor Recognition for Reviewing, American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2014, 2015, 2016

Editor Recognition Award, Radiographics, 2016

Magna Cum Laude, Education Exhibits, American Society of Neuroradiology, 2015

Radiological Society of North America/Association of University Radiologists/American Roentgen Ray Society Introduction to Academic Radiology Scholarship Program, 2010

Best Case at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 2010

Radiological Society of North America Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, 2009

General Clinical Research Center Mentored Medical Student Scholarship, National Institutes of Health, 2004


Podcasts: Enhancing Education in a Digital World

Date: 09/2022

Authors: Ross P. Frederick, Wende N. Gibbs

Utility of Virtual Spine Neurosurgery Education for Medical Students

Date: 07/2022

Authors: Nathan A. Shlobin, Ryan E. Radwanski, Michael W. Kortz, Jonathan J. Rasouli, Wende N. Gibbs, Khoi D. Than, Ali A. Baaj, John H. Shin, Nader S. Dahdaleh

Multispecialty perspective on intradural disc herniation: diagnosis and management - A case report

Date: 04/2022

Authors: Vinicius Tieppo Francio, Christopher S. Wie, Micheal T. Murphy, Matthew T. Neal, Mark K. Lyons, Wende N. Gibbs, Natalie H. Strand

Atlantoaxial Osteoarthritis: A Well-Established Entity that Remains Frequently Overlooked

Date: 01/2022

Authors: Matthew T. Neal, Wende Gibbs, Mark K. Lyons

Association of Variants in the SPTLC1 Gene With Juvenile Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Date: 08/2021

Authors: Janel O. Johnson, Ruth Chia, Danny E. Miller, Rachel Li, Ravindran Kumaran, Yevgeniya Abramzon, Nada Alahmady, Alan E. Renton, Simon D. Topp, J Raphael Gibbs, Mark R. Cookson, Marya S. Sabir, Clifton L. Dalgard, Claire Troakes, Ashley R. Jones, Aleksey Shatunov, Alfredo Iacoangeli, Ahmad Al Khleifat, Nicola Ticozzi, Vincenzo Silani, Cinzia Gellera, Ian P. Blair, Carol Dobson-Stone, John B. Kwok, Emily S. Bonkowski, Robin Palvadeau, Pentti J. Tienari, Karen E. Morrison, Pamela J. Shaw, Ammar Al-Chalabi, Robert H. Brown, Andrea Calvo


Follow Dr. Gibbs on Twitter: @WendeNGibbs

Kevin Rice and Wende Gibbs at LARS 2018
Kevin Rice and Wende Gibbs at LARS 2018

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