Wende Gibbs, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
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    Barrow Neuroradiological Institute, AZ2-year FellowshipNeuroradiology
    Baylor University, TXRadiology Residency
    Georgetown University, Washington DCBA, MAInternational Relations/ Political Science
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    2017Los Angeles Top Doctor
    2017Pasadena Top Doctor
    2016Pasadena Top Doctor

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    Dr. Gibbs joined the faculty in 2014 after completing a two-year neuroradiology fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute. At USC, Dr. Gibbs is the director of spine imaging and intervention and head of interventional neuroradiology at Norris Cancer Center. She is a member of the multidisciplinary spine oncology team and performs diagnostic and pain management procedures at Keck Hospital and LA County Hospital.

    Dr. Gibbs has focused her research, service, and education efforts on spine imaging. She is a frequently invited speaker at national and international radiology society, national education, and multidisciplinary meetings, including RSNA, ASNR, ASSR, and WNRS. She has authored/coauthored multiple book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and abstracts, scientific talks, and exhibits, receiving awards from RSNA and ASNR. Dr. Gibbs serves on the American Board of Radiology Neuroradiology Core Committee as well as the ASNR Education, CME, and Technical Exhibits Committees. She is on the executive committee of the American Society of Spine Radiology. She is a member of the AJNR editorial board as well as AJNR Podcast Editor and host. She is a reviewer for six journals and an abstract reviewer for five societies. In addition, Dr. Gibbs is a member of the American Coolege of Radiology committee for Image-guided Steroid Injection Practice standards and guidelines.

    Dr. Gibbs is also interested in medical education and professionalism and ethics, having served on the California Medical Association Council on Ethical Affairs and University of California, Irvine Medical Ethics Committee. She is passionate about patient-centered imaging, patient safety, MRI safety at Keck Hospital and the outpatient imaging center, as well as radiology quality improvement, communication, and value. She has been voted a Los Angeles Top Doctor in 2017, and Pasadena Top Doctor in 2016 and 2017.

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    1. Borzage M, Ponrartana S, Tamrazi B, Gibbs W, Nelson MD, McComb JG, Blüml S. A new MRI tag-based method to non-invasively visualize cerebrospinal fluid flow. Childs Nerv Syst. 2018 Sep; 34(9):1677-1682. PMID: 29876643.
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    2. Chokshi FH, Law M, Gibbs WN.Conventional and Advanced Imaging of Spine Oncologic Disease, Non-Operative Post-Treatment Effects, & Unique Spinal Conditions. Neurosurgery. 2016.
    3. Gibbs WN, Kim P, Go J, Law M. .C1-2 Puncture: A Safe, Efficacious, and Potentially Underutilized Technique. Neurographics. 2016.
    4. Gibbs W, Law M.Imaging Of Spinal Tumors: What The Surgeon And The Radiation Oncologist Want To Know. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting Categorical Course: Oncologic Imaging, from Diagnosis to Cure. 2016.
    5. Archaya J, Gibbs WN. .Imaging Spinal Infection. Journal of Infectious Disease 2016;3(2):84-91. 2016.
    6. Chang Y, Pipe JG, Karis JP, Gibbs WN, Zwart NR, Schär M. The effects of SENSE on PROPELLER imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2015 Dec; 74(6):1598-608. PMID: 25522132.
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    7. Pipe JG, Gibbs WN, Li Z, Karis JP, Schar M, Zwart NR. Revised motion estimation algorithm for PROPELLER MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Aug; 72(2):430-7. PMID: 24006354.
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    8. Gibbs WN, Heiserman JE. .Pituitary Problem Solving with Modern Imaging Techniques. Barrow Quarterly Vol 25, No 1, 2013. 2013.
    9. Gibbs WN, Opatowsky MJ, Burton EC. AIRP best cases in radiologic-pathologic correlation: cerebral fat embolism syndrome in sickle cell ß-thalassemia. Radiographics. 2012 Sep-Oct; 32(5):1301-6. PMID: 22977019.
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    10. Gibbs WN, Bridges DA, Opatowsky MJ. Bilateral lymphadenopathy in a young woman. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2008 Oct; 21(4):430-2. PMID: 18982089; PMCID: PMC2566919.
    11. Gibbs WN, Hamman BL, Roberts WC, Schussler JM. Diagnosis of congenital unicuspid aortic valve by 64-slice cardiac computed tomography. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2008 Apr; 21(2):139. PMID: 18382752; PMCID: PMC2277347.
    12. Grant AC, O'Halloran JP, Chung SS, Gibbs W, Kaplan PW. Evaluation of a novel EEG preamplifier. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2006 Jun; 23(3):258-64. PMID: 16751727.
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    13. Gibbs WN, Kreidie MA, Kim RC, Hasso AN. Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis: neuroimaging features and neuropathologic diagnosis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2005 Sep-Oct; 29(5):689-93. PMID: 16163044.
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