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Personal Info

Dr. Gilbertson is a Board Certified General surgeon  She is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, receiving her general surgery training at Michigan State University – Lansing Center for Medical Studies in Lansing, Michigan.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a position that requires devotion to surgical practice and uncompromising adherence to the ethical standards of the College. Fellows must have graduated from a medical school accepted by the College, be certified by the American Board of Medical Specialty, hold an unrestricted medical license to practice, and be a specialist in surgery.


Her interests include minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, cancer surgery, breast surgery, colorectal surgery, endocrine surgery, gallbladder disease, perianal surgery, reflux disease, hernia repair, geriatric surgery, pediatric surgery and venous disease.  Dr. Gilbertson works with patients to determine their tolerance for general anesthetic and is able to do several procedures using regional or local anesthetic.  She is certified in age management medicine.

Dr. Gilbertson grew up on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin and is one of 8 children.  She enjoys gardening and herbology, plays multiple instruments and enjoys music performance.  Dr. Gilbertson is a nationally ranked competitive ballroom dancer and is well-versed in yoga.

Education & Training

Trinity College, Deerfield, IL

Medical School
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1998

Michigan State University – Lansing Center for Medical Studies, Lansing, MI, 1998-1999

Michigan State University – Lansing Center for Medical Studies, Lansing, MI, 1998-2003

Licensures & Certifications
  • Wisconsin State Medical License
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Hospital Associations & Positions
  • ThedaCare Medical Center – Shawano,  Shawano, WI
Associations, Memberships & Organizations
  • Wisconsin Medical Society
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons