Dr. Kate Gibson was appointed Associate Program Director in 2021, with a dedicated focus on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. While she is a recent addition as an APD, Dr. Gibson has been actively engaged with the residency program since joining Inova Fairfax Hospital in 2013.
Dr. Gibson completed medical school training at New York University School of Medicine in 2009, and then went on to do her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. After completing her residency in 2012, Dr. Gibson became the first Chief Resident of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, a position involving both the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore VA. She joined Inova in 2013 as teaching faculty and has been involved with the residency program since that time, including as a faculty mentor for the internal medicine resident quality improvement/patient safety projects and the Morbidity and Mortality conference. Dr. Gibson is board certified in internal medicine and has a yellow belt in Lean methodology. She works as a hospitalist as well as a teaching attending, and has a faculty appointment at the UVA School of Medicine. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Gibson has served as the co-medical director of the Acute Pulmonary Unit and in 2020, Dr. Gibson became the Director of Quality for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Gibson’s interests include promoting a just culture, psychological safety, focusing on system improvements, and overall patient safety.
Dr. Gibson is originally from Syracuse, NY, and lived in the northeast before moving to the DC/Northern Virginia area. She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.