Keisha L. Gibson, MD, MPH, FASN, Secretary-Treasurer
Keisha L. Gibson, MD, is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Nephrology in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also the Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Gibson received her medical degree and Masters of Public Health degree in epidemiology from UNC Chapel Hill. She completed a residency in general pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and a clinical fellowship in pediatric nephrology from UNC Chapel Hill. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology.
Her research and clinical interests focus on lupus nephritis and other glomerular diseases. In the area of epidemiology, she is interested in ethnic and socioeconomic disparities and their effect on patient outcomes. She has been involved as a co-investigator with large consortium studies such as the Nephrotic Syndrome Network Study (Neptune Study) and the Cure Glomerulonephropathy Network (Cure GN Study). Her peer-reviewed research articles have appeared in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney International, Pediatric Nephrology, Clinical Nephrology, Hypertension, Clinical Kidney Journal, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, and others.
Dr. Gibson has been recognized with numerous honors. In 2019, she was awarded the Foundation Phase Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2018, she received the Hyman Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award, and since 2012 has been chosen for the Best Doctors in America list.
Within the ASN, Dr. Gibson has served in several capacities. She has served as a member of the American Society of Nephrology’s Program Committee and worked as a founding member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She has been a Cabinet Member for the ASN Foundation Campaign and served on the ASN Glomerular Disease Advisory Group. As an ASN Treks mentor, she provides mentoring for students and residents interested in potential nephrology careers and research.