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About the Josh Gibson MD Award

The Josh Gibson MD Award aims to support talented, dedicated, academically brilliant, and motivated scholars with the resources they need in order to obtain a postsecondary education, and thus, excel in their academic and professional pursuits. The Josh Gibson MD Award was instituted to reward some of the most deserving students throughout the country. One of several philanthropic initiatives by Josh Gibson, this award will support one student per year with $1,000, which he/she will be able to use towards his/her college expenses.

Josh Gibson, M.D. left the practice of clinical medicine in April of 2017. Currently, he is an executive and life coach. Prior to that, he was the VP of Open Innovation and Director of People Operations at San Francisco-based Pilot 44 LLC, a venture studio that identifies and tests new solutions to client business challenges. In his role there, Josh drove projects in digital transformation, primarily in the medical and consumer sectors. Josh also has over 20 years of experience in the field of psychiatry. He has worked with Quartet Health, a mental health startup, and has experience in coaching and consulting individuals and clients on how to lead fulfilling lives through changes at the individual and organizational level.

Josh Gibson received the prestigious Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for humanism in medicine and clinical excellence during his academic career at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he earned his medical degree. He then completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he won the Alexander Simon Award for Teaching. His insights and leadership skills also earned him the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award and a fellowship to serve at the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), a renowned think-tank dedicated to shaping psychiatric thinking, public programs and clinical practice in mental health. Over the next decade, John served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, supervising and teaching residents. His clinical and educational activities focused on the neurobiology of relationships.

Josh Gibson MD was appointed chairman of the GAP’s Committee on Work and Organizations. In this capacity, he spearheaded editorial and writing initiatives for CAREERS, groundbreaking work in career guidance for young adults. He also authored a section of the Relationship Primer for the Workplace, included as part of the anthological work, Psychiatry of Workplace Dysfunction: Tools for Mental Health Professionals, Managers, and Employees

In his time as an English major at Cornell University, Josh Gibson received the Arthur Lynn Andrews award for fiction writing. Several top executives in corporate America today have credited Josh Gibson for helping them understand workplace dynamics and building effective high-performing teams. He has also served as a senior consultant at Andersen Consulting, the company that became Accenture. There he drove innovation in organizational behavior, logistics, delivery, process management, and education design. His clients include several Fortune 500 companies across the healthcare, financial services, and retail industries. His time working with the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is widely considered the spark for his interest in the medical field.

He now resides in San Rafael, California. He is a family man and always looks to spend more time with his wife and two wonderful children. He is a music buff, and is athletically inclined, enjoying running and basketball. He is also a prolific writer, currently working hard at a poetry collection as well as a full-length novel.

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