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Cynthia J. Gibson, NP

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 273-2559

Fax: (585) 273-1255

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Professional Background

Ms Gibson has worked for over 20 years in the Neuromuscular Disease Center providing care to patients with Muscular Dystrophy and neuropathy. She has been part of the research team studying Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, and Inclusion Body Myositis.

She received her BNS from D'Youville College and her MSN from the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

MS Gibson is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State, The American Academy of Neuroscience Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau, where she recently completed term as the President of the local chapter. She is a Clinical Associate at the University of Rochester, School of Nursing. She has lectured on various topic in neuromuscular disorders and precepted students in her clinic.




    NP | University of Rochester
    Nurse Practitioner

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    Graduate at D'Youville College


    Journal Articles

    Gibson C, Johnson NE, Eastwood E, Heatwole C. "Inclusion Body Myositis: What Most Impacts Patients' Lives." Journal of clinical neuromuscular disease.. 2016 Dec; 18(2):67-71.

    Rose MR, McDermott MP, Thornton CA, Palenski C, Martens WB, Griggs RC. "A prospective natural history study of inclusion body myositis: implications for clinical trials." Neurology.. 2001 Aug 14; 57(3):548-50.

    Tawil R, McDermott MP, Brown R, Shapiro BC, Ptacek LJ, McManis PG, Dalakas MC, Spector SA, Mendell JR, Hahn AF, Griggs RC. "Randomized trials of dichlorphenamide in the periodic paralyses. Working Group on Periodic Paralysis." Annals of neurology.. 2000 Jan; 47(1):46-53.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Implications of molecular defects for classification and treatment of periodic paralysis.
    Book Title: Xth International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology
    Author List: Griggs, RC, Tawil, R., Brown, RJ, Shaprio, BE, Ptacek, LJ, McManis, PG, Dalakas, MC, Mendell, JR, Hahn, AF, McDermoot, MP and the Working Group on Periodic Paralysis.
    Edited By: Kimura, J and Shibasaki, H.
    Published By: Elsevier Schience B. V. 1996 in Koyto