MSK radiation oncologist is caring for patients at Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk Hospital
Philip Gilbo, MD

NORWALK, Connecticut, December 2, 2020 — Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) radiation oncologist Dr. Philip Gilbo is caring for patients at Norwalk Hospital, as part of the MSK Physicians at Norwalk Hospital cancer care collaboration. Dr. Gilbo specializes in treating breast, prostate, lung, head and neck, and metastatic cancers.

“Radiation oncology — one of the main pillars of cancer treatment — is very technology-driven and there have been many advancements in the last decade,” said Dr. Gilbo. “As a result, we have more treatment options available to our patients that can help deliver high cure rates and fewer sides effects.”

Dr. Gilbo has a special interest in artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine and how to use it to improve outcomes for patients.

Dr. Gilbo said what he likes most about practicing medicine is getting to know his patients, building trust, and cultivating relationships. He encourages his patients to be involved in decision-making and helps them discover what treatment is best for them.

“I would like my patients to feel like they are seeing a family member when they’re under my care,” said Dr. Gilbo. “I feel privileged to be able to help individuals with cancer and offer them real hope for a cure.”

Dr. Gilbo completed his residency in radiation oncology at Northwell Health in New York. He earned a medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, and a Master of Science in Management from the University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business.

When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. Gilbo enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing music, and reading. He’s also a sci-fi fan who is into technology and builds computers as a hobby.

Dr. Gilbo sees patients at Norwalk Hospital’s C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center. To schedule an appointment, please call (203) 845-4811. Learn more about cancer care at Norwalk Hospital.

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