Angela Gibson, MD, PhD, FACS

Associate Professor

  • Medical Director, UW Health Wound Healing Services
  • Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery
(608) 265-9574

600 Highland Ave.
MC 3236
Madison, WI 53792


  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • PhD, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin
  • General Surgery Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Burn Surgery Fellowship, University of California-Davis, Sacramento, CA
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Gibson is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She specializes in the surgical treatment of trauma and burns and surgical critical care.

Dr. Gibson provides a wide range of services including Burn Surgery, Management of Complicated Wounds, and Trauma Surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Gibson’s research interests focus on epithelial regeneration in burn injury, evaluation of skin substitutes, human skin model development for wound healing, and understanding the burn wound microenvironment.

Dr. Gibson’s Lab >>

Dr. Gibson was awarded a five-year, $1.375 million research grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to focus on tissue necrosis, a form of cell death, when diagnosing and treating burn injuries. Read more here.

Recent Publications

  • What is slough? Defining the proteomic and microbial composition of slough and its implications for wound healing.
    Townsend EC, Cheong JZA, Radzietza M, Fritz B, Malone M, Bjarnsholt T, Ousey K, Swanson T, Schultz G, Gibson ALF, Kalan LR
    Wound Repair Regen 2024 Apr 01;
    [PubMed ID: 38558438]

  • The Need for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Examination of Sexual Life Issues After Partners' Burn Injuries.
    Nosanov LB, Gibson ALF
    J Burn Care Res 2023 Sep 07; 44(5): 1258
    [PubMed ID: 37423709]

  • American Burn Association Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Treatment of Severe Frostbite.
    Wibbenmeyer L, Lacey AM, Endorf FW, Logsetty S, Wagner ALL, Gibson ALF, Nygaard RM
    J Burn Care Res 2023 Apr 13;
    [PubMed ID: 37045447]

  • Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Chlorhexidine gluconate demonstrates short-term efficacy and long-term cytotoxicity.
    Cheong JZA, Liu A, Rust CJ, Tran CL, Hassan SE, Kalan LR, Gibson ALF
    Wound Repair Regen 2022 Sep; 30(5): 573-584
    [PubMed ID: 36638156]

  • Pooled safety analysis of STRATA2011 and STRATA2016 clinical trials evaluating the use of StrataGraft® in patients with deep partial-thickness thermal burns.
    Holmes Iv JH, Cancio LC, Carter JE, Faucher LD, Foster K, Hahn HD, King BT, Rutan R, Smiell JM, Wu R, Gibson ALF
    Burns 2022 Dec; 48(8): 1816-1824
    [PubMed ID: 35941023]

All Publications on PubMed