Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., joined Alegent Creighton Clinic in July of 1980. A graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Fitzgibbons served his residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans (LSU) and a surgical fellowship at the Lahey Clinic in Boston where he received specialized training in surgery of the liver, pancreas, breast and thyroid. Dr. Fitzgibbons is currently an Endowed Professor in the Department of Surgery at Creighton University. His curriculum vita includes over 350 citations for original articles, books, book chapters and published video tapes. Dr. Fitzgibbons has served as course director for numerous laparoscopic surgery programs and is a commonly invited lecturer at many world-wide laparoscopic conferences. Dr. Fitzgibbons clinical interests also include alternatives to laparoscopic common bile duct exploration for choledocholithiasis and surgical implications for hereditary cancer.