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Lisa Gilbert, MD, FAAFP

Associate Scholar

Dr. Lisa Gilbert is a board certified family medicine physician and core faculty at Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, affiliated with the University of Kansas Medical School in Wichita. She was raised in several countries in Africa, obtained bachelor degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology and French at Missouri State University, graduated from medical school at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and completed residency in family medicine in Wichita. She completed a Fellowship in International Family Medicine, including 5 months of practical experience in Niger. Additionally, she obtained a Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health (CTropMed) from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). She practiced full-spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics, in rural Kansas for almost 3 years. She also worked part-time in prenatal care at an FQHC, served as medical director and board member of a pregnancy center in Garden City, and was Chair of the Ethics Integration Committee at Ascension Via Christi. Besides her role as full-time faculty, she is obtaining a Master’s in Catholic Clinical Ethics from Georgetown University, serves currently as a board member of American Association of Prolife OBGYNs (AAPLOG), founder of the Family Medicine Section, Kansas State Director of the American Academy of Medical Ethics (AAME), and President of the local Catholic Medical Association Guild. She has volunteered in Liberia, Cameroon, and Niger and volunteers regularly at a local free clinic for the underserved. She is passionate about women and children’s health, global health, advocacy for vulnerable populations, and medical ethics.

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