Gerhard W. Cibis, M.D.

November 5, 1942

Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Pediatric Ophthalmology 1976-1977

Ophthalmology Residency
University of Iowa

University of Iowa, Ophthalmology, 1969-1970 (Electrophysiology)

Internal Medicine Internship
Baylor University School of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1968-1969

Medical School
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Undergraduate Education
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

United States Navy Eye Clinic, Little Creek, VA 1970-1972

Academic Appointments

Former Chief of Ophthalmology, Children’ s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 1984-2002


Clinical Professor Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, 1990-current.


Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, 1995-current.


Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri at Kansas City


External Professor, Euro technical Research University, 1992-1995.


Professional Organization Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology 1977-current.


American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 1977-current.


International Society of Clinical and Experimental Electro-ophthalmology 1977-current.


Association for Research in Ophthalmology 1987-1995.


German Ophthalmologic Society 1983-1995.


International Society of Ophthalmological Genetics 1985-current.


American Ophthalmological Society 1993-current.



Honor Award Am Acad Ophth 1985


Senior Honor Award AAO 1996


Whose Who in America 1997


Best Doctors in America Midwest Ed 1995


Best Doctors in America Central Region 1996-1997


Honor Award Am Assoc Ped Ophth & Strab 1999


America’s Best Doctors Award 2003-2004


Community Service

Board Member, The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, 1982-1986


Board Member, Children’s Mercy Hospital, 1994-2000


Board Member, Truman Medical Center, 1997-2000


Professional Activities

President Medical-Dental Staff Children’s Mercy Hospital 1987-1989


Chairperson Section II BCSC Am Acad Ophth 1989-1994


Scientific Advisory Committee, Lowe Syndrome Assoc 1990-1999


Delegate, American National Standards Institute z80 Committee 2000-current


Scientific Publications

Dr. Cibis has published over 100 scientific publications and the following is a small selection of some of those publications. Please contact our office for a complete list of publications.

Cibis GW, Tongue AC, Stass-Isern M: Decision Making in Pediatric Ophthalmology, C.V. Mosby Co. (St. Louis), 1993.


Cibis GW, Fitzgerald KM, Harris DJ, Rothberg PG, Rupani M: The effects of dystrophin gene mutations on the ERG in mice and humans. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci;34:3646-3652, 1993.


Cibis GW, Fitzgerald KM: Optic nerve hypoplasia in association with brain anomalies and abnormal electroretinogram. Documenta Ophthalmologica; 86:11-22, 1994.


Cibis GW: Video vision development assessment (VVDA): Combining the Bruckner test with eccentric photo refraction for dynamic identification of amblyogenic factors in infants and children. Tr Am Ophth Soc; XCII:644-685, 1994.


Cibis GW, Fitzgerald KM: Amblyopia in unilateral congenital ptosis: Early detection by sweep visual evoked potential. Graefe’s Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol; 233:605-609, 1995.


Fitzgerald KM, Heruth DP, Dowler LL, Giambrone SA, Sahni M, Angeloni SV, Simckes AM, Cibis GW, Rothberg PG, White RA: Identification of cDNAs encoding two human retinal dystrophin isoforms: Alternative splicing of a complex novel first exon. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci; 36;S771, 1995. (Abstr)


Cibis, GW: A clinical update on modern strabismus surgery. Review of Optometry; May:121-131, 1997.


Cibis, GW: Comitant Strabismus. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology; 9:15-19, 1998.


Fitzgerald KM, Cibis GW, White RA: ERG in Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy. Pediatric Neurol; 19:400-401, 1998.


Fitzgerald KM, Cibis GW, Harris DJ, Giambrone SG, Dowler LL, White RA: Retinal phenotype of a dystrophin gene mutation in heterozygous female carriers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Med Genet; 36:316-322, 1999.


Pillers DA, Fitzgerald KM, Duncan NM, Rash SM, White RA, Dwinnell SJ, Powell BR,
Schur RE, Ray PN, Cibis GW, Weleber RG: Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy: Correlation of phenotype by electroretinography with sites of dystrophin mutations.
Am J Hum Genet; 105:2-9, 1999.


Cibis GW: The Eye in Systemic Disease, in U of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Inst Atlas of Ophthalmology: Parrish, RK, (ed), Philadelphia, PA, Current Medicine, Inc, 511-513, 1999.