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Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD, General Surgery, Washington, DC, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital


General Surgery Washington, DC

Associate Professor of Surgery Surgery Clerkship Director Associate Program Director for General Surgery

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  • Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD, MEd, FACS is a board certified general surgeon and associate professor of surgery at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.. Dr. Fitzgibbons graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors from Brown University in 1999 before enrolling in the combined Dartmouth-Brown Medical School program. Following graduation from medical school, she completed a general surgery residency program at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts. During residency, she spent an additional two years as a surgical research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital and received a Masters Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She moved to Washington DC in 2012, where she created MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s first acute care surgery program. She also serves as the Clerkship Director for Surgery, and the Associate Program Director for General Surgery.

Education & Training

  • Lahey Clinic
    Lahey ClinicResidency, Surgery, 2004 - 2012
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education
    Harvard Graduate School of EducationMasters, Education, 2009 - 2010
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityClass of 2004
  • Brown University
    Brown UniversityBachelor of Arts, Biology, Magna Cum Laude, 1995 - 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2012 - 2024
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2008 - 2012
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Reducing Opioid over-Prescribing: The Impact of an Education Initiative Within a General Surgery Residency Program  
    Aska Arnautovic, Shabnam Hafiz, Shimae C Fitzgibbons, Journal of The American College of Surgeons

Authored Content

  • Reducing Opioid over-Prescribing: The Impact of an Education Initiative Within a General Surgery Residency ProgramOctober 2018

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations