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David L Gibbs, MD



Pediatric Surgery

Board Certified:
Pediatric Surgery, Surgery


Dr. Gibbs is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital & CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital

CHOC Children's Specialists - Pediatric Surgery
505 S. Main St.
Suite 225
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-364-4050
fax: 714-364-4051
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CHOC Children's Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
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CHOC Children's Health Center - Mission Viejo
26691 Plaza
Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Physician Bio

A respected physician leader, Dr. Gibbs serves as director of trauma services at CHOC Children’s and is the CHOC Children’s Specialists division chief of pediatric surgery. Dr. Gibbs’ clinical interests include neonatal surgery, perinatal counseling, pediatric laparoscopic surgery and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Orange County Medical Association.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Gibbs is board certified in both pediatric and general surgery. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Gibbs attended medical school at Ohio State University. He completed both his internship and residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Gibbs completed a fellowship in fetal surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, Fetal Treatment Center, and fellowships in pediatric surgery at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto. .

Recognized as an expert in his field, Dr. Gibbs consistently receives the annual Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence award. He has received the Marshall Bartlett Research Fellowship and the Medical Staff award at Ohio State University. He is actively involved in patient care advocacy within the community and at the state level. Dr. Gibbs speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Gibbs believes in caring for each family as he would want his own family treated, and is committed to providing the most leading-edge care possible with the utmost compassion.

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Trauma
    CHOC Children's
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery, CHOC Children's Specialists


  • Fellowship
    University of San Francisco, Fetal Treatment Center
    Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
  • Residency
    Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston
  • Internship
    Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston
  • Medical School
    Ohio State University

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Surgery
    American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Orange County Medical Association

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UC Irvine

CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine