Nicole S. Gibran M.D., F.A.C.S.

Nicole S. Gibran M.D., F.A.C.S.

Specialties and Expertise

Burn Care, Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, Traumatology




Primary Location

Burn and Plastic Surgery Clinics at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 8th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Gibran is a UW professor of surgery and director of the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center. After completing her medical degree and residency in surgery at Boston University, she completed a one-year fellowship at the Burn Center at Harborview, followed by a two-year National Institutes of Health Trauma Fellowship in the UW Department of Surgery.

Dr. Gibran's expertise is in burns, critical care and wound healing. Her research includes the role of nerves in wound repair, genetic influences on scarring and long-term functional outcomes following burn injuries.

Patient Care Philosophy

My multi-disciplinary burn team and I are passionate about helping injured burn patients restore their lives and return to their pre-injury functional and psychological condition.

Personal Interests

Cooking, gardening and printmaking.

Clinical Interests

Burns and inflammatory responses to injury; metabolism; neuroinflammation in wound healing; quality of burn care; hypertrophic scarring.

Scope of Care

Patients with burn injuries and other major wounds that require advanced wound and intensive care

Research Interests

Neuroinflammation in wound healing; epigenetic effects on wound healing; genetic influences on scarring.


Boston University School of MedicineMedical education1985
Boston University School of MedicineInternshipGeneral Surgery
Boston University School of MedicineResidencyGeneral Surgery
UW - Dept. of SurgeryFellowshipBurns/ICU Surgery
UW - Dept. of SurgeryFellowship


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgerySurgery1991
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