Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., joined CHI Health 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 currently is Chair of Surgery and Endowed Professor in the Department of Surgery for the Creighton University School of Medicine. His curriculum vitae includes over 350 citations for original articles, books, book chapters and published video tapes.
Dr. Fitzgibbons sits on the editorial board of eight journals and is the co-editor in chief of Hernia: The World Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery. He is a past president of the American Hernia Society and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. His honors include an honorary fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) and twice in the last five years the surgery house officers have named him Best Faculty Role Model.
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.