Karen Gibbins, MD

Research Interests

  • Placenta Diseases
  • Obstetric Complications

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Academic Office Information

  • 50 N Medical Drive
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Gibbins attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies. She then completed medical school from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha society. She then completed a general Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where she was served as an administrative chief resident and received the Arnold P. Gold Humanism award. She completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship here at the University of Utah and Intermountain Medical Center.

Research Statement

Dr. Gibbins’s primary research focus is adverse pregnancy outcomes due to abnormal placental development, including fetal growth restriction, preeclampsia, stillbirth, and pregnancy loss. She is particularly interested in developing a test that would allow us to better detect placental insufficiency in the third trimester and intervene before further damage occurs.

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Clinical Investigation
M.S.C.I
Fellowship University of Utah
Maternal/Fetal Medicine
Fellow
Residency Women & Infants Brown Alpert School of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Resident
Professional Medical Case Western School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Carleton College
Women and Gender Studies
B.A.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Gibbins KJ, Tebo AE, Nielsen SK, Branch DW (July 2018). Antiphospholipid antibodies in women with severe preeclampsia and placental insufficiency: a case-control study. Lupus.
  2. Heuser CC, Gibbins KJ, Herrera CA, Theilen LH, Holmgren CM (May 28 2018). Moms in medicine: Job satisfaction among physician-mothers in obstetrics and gynecology. Work.
  3. Gibbins KJ, Mumford SL, Sjaarda LA, Branch DW, Perkins NJ, Ye A, Schisterman EF, Silver RM (May 2018). Preconception antiphospholipid antibodies and risk of subsequent early pregnancy loss. Lupus.
  4. Gibbins KJ, Gibson-Corley KN, Brown AS, Wieben M, Law RC, Fung CM (2018). Effects of excess thromboxane A2 on placental development and nutrient transporters in a Mus musculus model of fetal growth restriction. Biol Reprod.
  5. Gibbins KJ, Reddy UR, Saade G, Goldenberg R, Dudley D, Parker C, Thorsten V, Pinar H, Bukowski R, Hogue CJR, Silver RM (2018). Smith-Lemli-Opitz mutations in unexplained stillbirths. Am J Perinatol.
  6. Heuser CC, Gibbins KJ, Smid MC, Branch DW (June 10 2017). Reproductive rights advocacy: Not just for the family planning community. Am J Obstet Gynecol.
  7. Page JM, Christiansen-Lindquist L, Thorsten V, Parker CB, Reddy UM, Dudley DJ, Saade GR, Coustan D, Rowland Hogue CJ, Conway D, Bukowski R, Pinar H, Heuser CC, Gibbins KJ, Goldenberg RL, Silver RM (April 2017). Diagnostic tests for evaluation of stillbirth: Results from the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network. Obstet Gynecol, 129(4), 699-706.
  8. Gibbins KJ, Einerson BD, Varner MW, Silver RM (January 2017). Placenta previa and maternal hemorrhagic morbidity. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 1-17.
  9. Gibbins KJ, Porter TF (September 2016). The importance of an evidence-based workup for recurrent pregnancy loss. Clin Obstet Gynecol, 59(3), 456-463.
  10. Monson MA, Gibbins KJ, Esplin MS, Varner MW, Manuck TA (November 2016). Pregnancy outcomes in women with a history of previable, preterm prelabor rupture of membranes. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 128(5), 975-982.
  11. Gibbins KJ, Silver RM, Pinar H, Reddy UM, Parker CB, Thorsten VR, Willinger M, Dudley DJ, Bukowski RK, Saade GR, Koch MA, Conway D, Hogue CJ, Stoll BJ, Goldenberg RL (April 2016). Stillbirth, Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy, and Placental Pathology. Placenta.
  12. Gibbins KJ, Weber T, Holmgren CM, Porter TF, Varner MW, Manuck TA (May 2015). Maternal and Fetal Morbidity Associated with Rupture of the Unscarred Uterus. Am J Obstet Gynecol.
  13. Gibbins KJ, Browning KR, Lopes VV, Anderson BL, Rouse DJ (2013). Evaluation of the clinical use of magnesium sulfate for cerebral palsy prevention. Obstet Gynecol, 121(2 Pt 1), 235-40.
  14. Gibbins KJ, Albright CM, Rouse DJ (2013). Postpartum hemorrhage in the developed world: whither misoprostol? Am J Obstet Gynecol, 208(3), 181-3.
  15. Von Gruenigen VE, Gibbons HE, Gibbins K, Jenison EL, Hopkins MP (2007). Surgical treatments for vaginal and vulvar dysplasia: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol, 109(4), 942-7.

Review

  1. Gibbins KJ, Silver RM (In Press). Obstetrical Considerations and Management of Antiphospholipid Syndrome. [Review]. The Open Urology & Nephrology Journal.
  2. Gibbins KJ, Branch DW (2014). Pre-eclampsia as a manifestation of antiphospholipid syndrome: Assessing the current status. [Review]. Lupus, 23(12), 1229-31.
  3. Rouse DJ, Gibbins, KJ (12/2013). Magnesium sulfate for cerebral palsy prevention? [Review]. Seminars in Perinatology, 37(6), 414-416.
  4. Hunter LA, Gibbins KJ (2011). Magnesium sulfate: past, present, and future. [Review]. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 56(6), 566-74.