• 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 summary

Dr. Ian Gibson's research focuses on renal pathology with an emphasis on diagnostic precision in renal allograft pathology, particularly for antibody- and T cell-mediated rejection. His work includes clinical trials and biomarker studies in kidney transplantation, molecular studies in diabetic nephropathy, and the examination of non-neoplastic kidney damage in tumor nephrectomies. Additionally, Dr. Gibson studies parietal podocytes and atubular glomeruli.

Research interests

  • Renal pathology
  • Renal transplant pathology
  • Renal tumors


Brief bio

Dr. Ian Gibson is an associate professor of pathology at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. His early research during medical school and anatomic pathology training focused on morphological studies of the human kidney, using scanning electron microscopy to examine the Bowman’s capsule for parietal podocytes and atubular glomeruli.

As a surgical pathologist with over 25 years of specialist expertise in medical renal pathology and renal allograft pathology, Dr. Gibson completed a renal pathology fellowship at the University of Alberta under Dr. Kim Solez in 1995-1996. He has been actively involved in the development of the Banff Classification for Renal Allograft Pathology since 1995 and participates in multiple pediatric and adult clinical trials in renal transplantation. He collaborates with Canadian research groups on the molecular analysis of diabetic nephropathy and studies non-neoplastic kidney damage in tumor nephrectomies, seeking prognostic indicators for post-operative renal function.


  • Bachelor of science honours in anatomy, University of Glasgow, UK (1985)
  • Bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery with commendation, University of Glasgow, UK (1988)
  • Membership, Royal College of Pathologists, UK (1995)
  • Doctor of medicine with honours, University of Glasgow, UK (1995)



  • Reward for Excellence in Resident Education and Mentorship, Anatomical Pathology Residency Training Program, University of Manitoba


  • Bellahouston Medal for MD thesis submitted to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow


  • MacLeod Medal and Prize for best project/dissertation by a 4th year medical student, University of Glasgow


  • 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 MBChB at the Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Dundee

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