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Karen Gibbins, M.D.

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Karen J. Gibbins, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She enjoys taking care of a wide variety of women with high risk pregnancies. Dr. Gibbins conducts research regarding women whose pregnancies have been complicated by problems with the placenta, including stillbirth, preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and recurrent pregnancy loss.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Obstetric Complications
  • Placenta Diseases

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
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.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Clinical Investigation
Fellowship University of Utah
Maternal/Fetal Medicine
Residency Women & Infants Brown Alpert School of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professional Medical Case Western School of Medicine
Undergraduate Carleton College
Women and Gender Studies


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Gibbins KJ, Einderson BD, Varner MW, Silver RM (January 2017). Placenta previa and maternal hemorrhagic morbidity. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 1-17.
  2. Gibbins KJ, Porter TF (September 2016). The importance of an evidence-based workup for recurrent pregnancy loss. Clin Obstet Gynecol, 59(3), 456-463.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Gibbins KJ, Albright CM, Rouse DJ (2013). Postpartum hemorrhage in the developed world: whither misoprostol? Am J Obstet Gynecol, 208(3), 181-3.
  8. 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.


  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.

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