Douglas Gibson, MD

Douglas Gibson, MD, specializes in the advanced care of patients suffering from arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia. He is an expert in catheter ablation, a minimally invasive procedure that destroys the abnormal heart cells that cause arrhythmias. Another area of expertise includes performing left atrial appendage occlusion, a minimally invasive procedure that closes off a small portion of the heart where blood clots form in patients with atrial fibrillation. This procedure allows patients to be safely removed from blood thinning medications while remaining at low risk for stroke. He is also experienced in the implantation of pacemakers, internal defibrillators and biventricular defibrillators. Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2007
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2004

Medical Education

  • St Louis University School of Medicine, MD, 1998

Residencies

  • Scripps Clinic, Internal Medicine, 2001

Fellowships

  • University of California, San Diego, Electrophysiology, 2006
  • Scripps Clinic, Cardiovascular Disease, 2004