Dear Colleagues,

“I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Nicole Gibran, Professor, Burn Center, Division of Trauma, Burn & Critical Care, has agreed to serve as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Harborview Medical Center. In this capacity, Dr. Gibran will succeed Dr. Sheila Lukehart in that part of Dr. Lukehart’s former portfolio that has to do with the research needs of the School of Medicine researchers and research programs at Harborview Medical Center.

Dr. Gibran expresses, “Transitioning from Director of the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center to Associate Dean for Research was never something that I imagined. I welcome the opportunity to engage with faculty and administration to enrich and highlight our exemplary Harborview Medical Center based research programs.”

Dr. Gibran completed the MD degree at Boston University School of Medicine and continued through her surgery residency at Boston University.  She completed Burn and Intensive Care, NIH Trauma, and Northwest Burn Foundation Research Fellowships at the University of Washington. Dr. Gibran’s independent professional career has been in the UW Medicine Department of Surgery and the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center, which she has directed since 2002. Dr. Gibran has announced her decision to step down as the Director of the Regional Burn Center and from patient care activities to focus on research.

Dr. Gibran has run a very successful NIH-funded research program at Harborview throughout her career and is deeply committed to the culture and work of the Harborview community. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Gibran as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Harborview Medical Center.”


Dr. John Slattery
Vice Dean, Research and Graduate Education
Associate Dean, School of Medicine
Professor, Pharmacology