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Wende Gibbs, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
HCT 1520 San Pablo St Off Campus Los Angeles


Dr. Gibbs specializes in spine imaging and intervention with special interests in spine oncology, cerebrospinal fluid dynamics and advanced imaging.

In medical school, Dr. Gibbs was awarded a National Institutes of Health research scholarship and graduated from medical school with special honors in research. She has authored and coauthored a number of peer-reviewed publications and eight book chapters. She has been an invited speaker at multiple national meetings for radiology, neuroradiology, and neurosurgery including the American Society or Neuroradiology, Radiologic Society of North America, American Spine Society, and Los Angeles Radiological Society. In addition she has presented multiple award winning education exhibits, talks, and posters at national meetings. She is a reviewer for the American Journal of Neuroradiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, Radiographics and Neurographics. Dr. Gibbs is also interested in medical education and professionalism and ethics. She serves on the American Board of Radiology Core Committee and has previously served on the California Medical Association Council on Ethical Affairs and University of California, Irvine Medical Ethics Committee.


Archaya J, Gibbs WN. . Imaging Spinal Infection. Journal of Infectious Disease 2016;3(2):84-91. 2016. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Chokshi FH, Law M, Gibbs WN. Conventional and Advanced Imaging of Spine Oncologic Disease, Non-Operative Post-Treatment Effects, & Unique Spinal Conditions. Neurosurgery. 2016. View in: PubMed

Gibbs WN, Kim P, Go J, Law M. . C1-2 Puncture: A Safe, Efficacious, and Potentially Underutilized Technique. Neurographics. 2016. View in: PubMed

Chang Y, Pipe JG, Karis JP, Gibbs WN, Zwart NR, Schär M. The effects of SENSE on PROPELLER imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Dec 17. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Gibbs WN, Heiserman JE. . Pituitary Problem Solving with Modern Imaging Techniques. Barrow Quarterly Vol 25, No 1, 2013. 2013. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Gibbs WN, Bridges DA, Opatowsky MJ. Bilateral lymphadenopathy in a young woman. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2008 Oct; 21(4):430-2. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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