Lisa M Gibbs, MD

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Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Family Medicine
School of Medicine
Medical Director, Senior Health Center

Director, Geriatrics Fellowship

Fellowship in Geriatrics, UC Davis, 2000
Stanford University, 1999, Residency
M.D., Stanford University, 1996
B.M., College of Notre Dame, 1985, Piano Performance

Phone: (714) 456-5530

University of California, Irvine
Practice: SeniorHealth Center
Bldg. 25, Pav IV, Rt. 208
101 The City Drive S.
Mail Code: 1150
Orange, CA 92868
Academic Distinctions
12/2017 Physician of the Year, Orange County Medical Association
11/2017 Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Award
10/2017 ARIISE finalist for Innovation, UC Irvine
12/2016 Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Award
12/2015 Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Award
11/2015 Best Doctor® in America in Geriatric Medicine Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
5/2012 Office of Educational Affairs, MVP Outstanding Service Award
2/2012 Center for Health Quality Innovation Fellowship Program
12/2009 Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Award
12/2008 Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Award
12/2007 Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Award
11/2005 SAGE:So CA Bldg Industry for UCI Geriatric Assessment Clinic’s contribution to senior health care. Accepted as Director of HAPS.
2/2005 Primary Care Physician of the Month, Primary Care Medical Group,UCIMC
3/2003 Primary Care Phys of the Month,Primary Care Med Group,UCIMC
6/1996 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Community Svc-Stanford Univ SOM
Research Abstract
Board Certified - American Board of Family Practice, and Geriatric Medicine

1. Forensic Skills Seek to Uncover Hidden Patterns of Elder Abuse, The New York Times September 27, 2006.

2. Interview: Satellite radio station and web portal Reach MD (XM Radio XM157), “Elder Abuse: Neglect”, October 2008.

3. Teaching Doctors What Older Patients Need, Orange County Business Journal, July 27-August 2, 2009 Vol. 32 No. 30.

4. Panelist: Expert Chat Webinar: Forensic Markers and Elder Abuse March 2011,

5. Guest speaker: REAL ORANGE at PBS SoCal. Topic: UCI Medical Center Geriatrics Program Recognized In US News & World Report, July, 2012.

6. Lisa Gibbs Innovation Profile, October 31, 2012,

7. UCI Implementing New Model for Patient-Centered Senior Care – Physicians News Network: OC County, December 1, 2013.

8. UC Irvine Ageless Lessons in Doctoring – Senior partners offer first-year medical students an Education in caring for older adults, Orange County Register, January 6, 2014.

9. GERiteam Mobile App, designed to promote communication and collaboration within outpatient Geriatric health care teams. February 14, 2014. Published in the Apple Store for learners in Interdisciplinary Team Training and Geriatrics, Olsen B, Youm J, Gibbs L and O’Toole E. University of California, Irvine, 2014.

10. SeniorHealth Center is designated as patient-centered medical home. October 7, 2014. Published in UC HEALTH.

11. Interviewed for, 'Where was I supposed to go?' Pilot program helps elder abuse victims, whose O.C. numbers are on the rise. The Orange County Register, March 23, 2015.

12. “How to Detect Elder Abuse” Warnings Signs to detect Elder Abuse. U.S. News & World Report, September 28, 2015.

13. “Grant to fund training for geriatric healthcare workers”, California Health Report September 28, 2015.

14. “Holidays a time for celebration with older relatives, friends and to recognize their needs”, UC Irvine Health, November 16, 2015

15. “Big money in nursing home therapy, but is all the treatment necessary?” OC Register, February 29, 2016.

16. “Clashes at nursing homes not uncommon”, Healthday, June 13, 2016, and Arizona Daily Star, Associated Press, June 2016.

17. Living Well, UC Irvine, Summer 2017.

18. Orange Coast Magazine feature for Physician of the Year, June 2017.

1. Gibbs L. Mosqueda L. Clinics Review Articles: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine; Medical Implications of Elder Abuse and Neglect. McCool J, editor. Philadelphia (PA): 2014 November. Available from

1. Shapiro J, Gibbs L: Souls on a Walk: An Enduring Love Story Unbroken by Alzheimer’s, Book Review, Family Medicine, 6:2, February 2014.

1. Akasheh, A, Gibbs, L, Mosqueda, L, Taheri, N, Chakravarthy, B, Fox, J and Lotfipour, S. Geriatric Emergency Medicine Online Curriculum (GEM-OC) 1 - Advance Directives. POGOe - Portal of Geriatric Online Education; 2010

2. Gibbs, L, Sehgal, S and Abrams, A. Student/Senior Partner Program (SSPP)-Medical Student Handbook. POGOe - Portal of Geriatric Online Education; 2011

3. Gibbs, L. Syllabus for an Internal Medicine Residency Program Rotation in Geriatrics. POGOe - Portal of Geriatric Online Education; 2011

4. Lisa Gibbs, MD, University of California, Irvine, John Halphen, MD and Sabrina Pickens, PhD, University of Texas Houston. Elder Abuse (Mrs. James). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from:

5. Gibbs L, Sehgal S, Austin R. “Elder Abuse Simulation”, University of California, Irvine,, June 2014.

6. GeriTeam Communication: Gibbs L, Olsen B, Youm J, O’Toole E. University of California, Irvine, 2014;, October 2014.

7. “Responding to Physical Elder Abuse and Neglect” 2 hour eLearning course, UC Irvine Center on Elder Abuse & Neglect, California Geriatric Education Center and the Academy for Professional Excellence.
1. Jewett BA, Gibbs LM, Tarasiuk A, Kendig JJ: “Propofol and Barbiturate Depression of Spinal Nociceptive Neurons”, Anesthesiology, December 1992.

2. Gibbs LM, Kendig JJ: “Substance P and NMDA Receptor-Mediated Slow Potentials in Neonatal Rat Spinal Cord: Aged Related Changes”, Brain Research, Vol. 595, 1992.

3. Kendig JJ, Kodee A, Gibbs LM, Ionescu P, Eger E: “Correlates of Anesthetic Properties in Isolated Spinal Cord: Cyclobutane”, European Journal of Pharmacology, 264(3):427-36, 1994.

4. Tarasuik A, Gibbs LM, Kendig JJ: “Descending Inhibition in Neonatal Rat Spinal Cord Actions of Pentobarbital and Morphine”, Brain Research Bulletin, 41:37-45, 1996.

5. Wiglesworth A, Austin R, Corona M, Schneider D, Liao S, Gibbs L, Mosqueda L.: “Bruising as a Marker of Physical Elder Abuse”, Journal American Geriatrics Society. 2009 Jul;57(7):1191-6. Epub 2009 June 3.

6. Wiglesworth A, Mosqueda L, Mulnard R, Liao S, Gibbs L, Fitzgerald W: “Screening for Abuse and Neglect of People with Dementia”, Journal American Geriatrics Society. 58(3), 493-500 (2010).

7. Mosqueda L, Wiglesworth A, Gibbs L: “The Ability of People with Dementia to Recall Emotional Life Events” Abstract, International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, Honolulu, HI, July 13, 2010.

8. Mosqueda, M., Wiglesworth, A., Moore, A.A., Nguyen, A.L., Gironda, M.W., Gibbs, L. Variability in Findings from Adult Protective Services Investigations of Elder Abuse in California. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 2016;13(1):34-44.

1. Jerant AF and Gibbs L: “Development of a Distance and Computer Technologies in Medicine Elective”, The Journal of Information Technology in Medicine, January 2000, Vol. 2, #1, htttp://

2. Hixon A and Gibbs L: “Osteochondritis Dissecans: A Diagnosis Not to Miss”, American Family Physician, January 1, 2000.

3. Neyhart B and Gibbs L: “Osteoporosis,” Primary Care Geriatrics, Ham, Sloan and Warshaw eds., Mosby Publishing, 2002.

4. Gibbs L and Mosqueda L: “Confronting Elder Mistreatment in Long-Term Care”, Annals in Longterm Care, 12(4), April 2004.

5. Gibbs L, Mosqueda L and Morrison E: “Primary Care of Adults with Disabilities”, AAFP Home Study Monograph, November 2006.

6. Gibbs L and Mosqueda L: “The Importance of Reporting Mistreatment of the Elderly”, Editorial for the American Family Physician, 75(5), March 2007.

7. Gibbs L and Young L: “The Medical Director’s Role: Neglect in Long-Term Care” Journal of the American Medical Director’s Association, 8:3, March 2007.

8. Gibbs L, Mosqueda L, Chen E, Williams B, Martinez R: Geriatric Pocket Doc, August 2007. (A resource for allied professionals in the field of Elder Abuse)

9. Gibbs L: “Assessing Self-Neglect in Older Patients”, Ethics Forum,, August 4, 2008, Accessed August 12,, 2008.

10. Gibbs, L and Mosqueda L: “Elder Abuse: A Medical Perspective”, Aging Health, December 2010, Vol. 6, No. 6, Pages 739-747.

11. Gibbs L, Mosqueda L, Chen E, Williams B, Martinez R: Geriatric Pocket Doc. (A resource for allied professionals in the field of Elder Abuse). 2nd edition, 2012 Expanded version.)

12. Vognar, L, Gibbs, L M, Care of the Victim. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 30:4, Pgs 869-880, Nov 2014.

13. Gibbs, L. Understanding the Medical Markers of Elder Abuse and Neglect: Physical Examination Findings. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 30:4, Pgs 687-712, Nov 2014.

14. Gibbs LM, Mosqueda L. Editors: Medical Implications of Elder Abuse and Neglect. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 30:4. November 2014.

15. Lee DR, Kawas CH, Gibbs L, Corrada MM., Prevalence of Frailty and Factors Associated with Frailty in Individuals Aged 90 and Older: The 90+ Study, J Am Geriatric Soc. 64:2257-2262, 2016.

16. Gibbs LM, Carico C, Walden L: The (Folstein) Mini-Mental State Exam: Just how useful is it for assessing capacity?, Trust and Estates Quarterly, California Bar Association, Vol 24, Issue 2., 2018.
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Communication: The Art of Geriatric Medicine
California Geriatric Education Center - UCLA Subaward; Physical Abuse of Elders: Medical Aspects and Psychosocial Dynamics
National Multiple Sclerosis Society; The Challenge of Giving Care to People with Multiple Sclerosis
National Institutes of Justice; Coroners’ Investigations of Suspicious Elder Deaths
Professional Societies
American Association of Family Practice
American Geriatrics Society
Vulnerable Adult Specialist Team/Orange County Forensic Center
Elder Death Review Team, Orange County
Society for Teachers in Family Medicine
Association of the Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs
Orange County Medical Association
NAGE (National Association for Geriatric Education)
Orange County Aging Services Collaborative (OCASC)
Orange County Healthy Aging Initiative (OCHAI)
Graduate Programs
Family Practice

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