Dr. Gilbert, MD


Dr. Gilbert graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He served in the US Army as a Combat Engineer Officer prior to attending medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He then served as a Brigade Medical Officer and Flight Surgeon in Germany, Turkey and Iraq as part of the Northern Iraq International Coalition Force. Returning from overseas, he completed an ophthalmology residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and then served as the ophthalmologist for the 82nd Airborne Division and Special Forces at Fort Bragg, NC. He was also the Director of the first US Army LASIK Center. Recently he completed his military service as a flight surgeon for the 173rd F-15 Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls as a member of the Air National Guard. In addition to his work at Chico Eye Center, he continues to serve veterans as a staff ophthalmologist at the Chico Outpatient Veterans Health Clinic. Dr. Gilbert is an instrument-rated pilot and enjoys sailing, biking and running. He and his wife, Dr. Vally Gilbert, have two sons, two daughters, and now three grandchildren.


Undergraduate Education
•   United States Military Academy; West Point, NY

Medical School Education
•   Georgetown University Medical School

•   Walter Reed Army Medical Center

•   Madigan Army Medical Center

Medical Practice
•   Womack Army Medical Center
•   Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina
•   Chico Eye Center

Board Certified in Ophthalmology

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