Vanessa R Gibson, MD

Vanessa R Gibson, MD
Appointed 10/27/11
8141 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-1800

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Surgery: Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Community Campus: Thoracic Surgery
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Surgery


Education & Fellowships

  • Additional Training: University of Louisville, 1999

Specialties & Certification

  • Thoracic Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion


  • Adults and Children


  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery


  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
  • VA Medical Center

HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview

4/16/14 What you need to know about esophageal cancer

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Sue Stearns in anatomy lab

Sue Stearns, PhD, is an associate professor of cell and developmental biology, and one of four faculty members who teach Gross Anatomy to first-year medical students at SUNY Upstate. Students routinely cite this course as a favorite.

Read more about Stearns' take on our Anatomy course's popularity.