Wilford K. Gibson, MD, FAAOS, FACS, FAOA
Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
Sports MedicineOrthopedic Surgery
Dr. Gibson is a Virginia native who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Richmond where he competed on a national and international level in the 110 and 400 meter hurdles and various sprint relays. After graduation he was awarded an Armed Forces scholarship to attend the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine where he graduated in the top of his class. Upon receiving his MD, he was commissioned in the US Navy and completed an Internship in General Surgery prior to deployment on the USS Nassau (LHA-4) for Caribbean, Mediterranean and Middle East deployments.
Dr. Gibson received personal awards including the Navy Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and various unit commendations. Dr. Gibson completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia and served as chief resident during his final year.
Upon completion of his residency Dr. Gibson received additional fellowship training in Orthopaedic Trauma at Tampa General Hospital and Pelvis and Acetabulum (Hip) Reconstruction at Los Angeles County and Good Samaritan Hospitals and led the orthopaedic trauma service at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. After his honorable discharge, Dr. Gibson began his civilian practice at Eastern Virginia Medical School and Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists where his practice includes orthopaedic hip, knee and shoulder reconstruction and replacement and orthopaedic sports medicine. He is a Team Physician for Old Dominion University.
Dr. Gibson is active in leadership of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has published in peer reviewed journals and has special interest in minimally invasive joint replacement and preservation, including the popular direct anterior hip replacement or “Jiffy” hip. Dr. Gibson is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He received the designation of Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association in 2017.
Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Tampa General Hospital
Los Angeles County and Good Samaritan Hospitals
Places of Care
- Hospital Affiliations
Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists230 Clearfield Avenue, Suite 124Virginia Beach, VA 23462Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists160 Kingsley LaneSuite 405Norfolk, VA 23505-4600The Smithfield Building6160 Kempsville Circle Suite 200BNorfolk, VA 23502-2200