• Portrait of Ian Gibson
  • Associate professor 

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    MS-336C Electron Microscopy Lab
    Health Sciences Centre
    820 Sherbrook Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9

    Phone: 204-787-1791

Research themes

  • renal pathology
  • renal transplant pathology
  • renal tumors

Research summary

  • Renal allograft pathology, particularly relating to diagnosis precision for antibody and T cell mediated rejection
  • Renal transplant pathology for clinical trials and biomarker studies in kidney transplantation
  • Molecular studies in diabetic nephropathy
  • Non-neoplastic kidney damage in tumor nephrectomies
  • Parietal podocytes and atubular glomeruli


Dr. Ian Gibson is an associate professor in pathology at Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

His early research interests during medical school and anatomic pathology training focused on morphologic studies of the human kidney, particularly using scanning electron microscopy to examine the Bowman’s capsule for parietal podocytes and atubular glomeruli.

He is a surgical pathologist with over 25 years of specialist expertise in medical renal pathology and renal allograft pathology. He did a renal pathology fellowship in 1995-1996 at University of Alberta, under Dr Kim Solez. He has actively participated in the progressive development of the Banff Classification for Renal Allograft Pathology since 1995. He is actively involved in multiple pediatric and adult clinical trials in renal transplantation, providing core lab renal pathology. He collaborates with other groups in Canada in the molecular analysis of diabetic nephropathy. He has ongoing studies in assessing the non-neoplastic kidney damage in tumor nephrectomies, looking for prognostic indicators for post-operative renal function.


  • B.Sc. Honours Anatomy, University of Glasgow, UK (1985)
  • MBChB with Commendation, University of Glasgow, UK (1988)
  • Royal College of Pathologists, UK (1995)
  • MD with honours, University of Glasgow, UK (1995)


  • Cappell Award for best dissertation giving evidence of independent study and research in the broad subject area of Pathology, submitted by a student reading for the degree of MB ChB at the Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee (1986).
  • MacLeod Medal and Prize for best project/dissertation by a 4th year medical student, University of Glasgow (1987)
  • Bellahouston Medal for MD thesis submitted to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow (1995).
  • Reward for Excellence in Resident Education and Mentorship, Anatomical Pathology Residency Training Program, University of Manitoba (2012)

Contact us

Max Rady College of Medicine
401 Brodie, 727 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada