Welcome to the

Josh Gibson MD

Giving Scholarship

The Josh Gibson MD Giving program is a competitive and generous financial aid scholarship aimed towards supporting some of the most academically brilliant, driven and dedicated students throughout the United States. This program was initiated by Josh Gibson, M.D., a highly-acclaimed and qualified former psychiatrist who has created positive impacts at both the organizational and individual level through his 20 years of experience in the fields of psychiatry, health technology and management consulting.


Josh Gibson, M.D. is the VP of OPEN INNOVATION at Pilot44 LLC, a leading disruptive innovation studio based in San Francisco, California. In his role, he focuses on designing and delivering new and innovative digital transformation initiatives, primarily in the CPG and medical sectors. He has over 20 years of training and experience as a psychiatrist, as well as experience in coaching and consulting clients on how to lead emotionally healthier lives through positive changes at both the individual and organizational level.
Josh is a passionate philanthropist who believes in giving back. He realizes that acquiring an education in the United States can be a huge financial investment, and that not every individual has the privilege or means to do so. Josh believes that receiving a quality education, among other things, can open THE doors to many opportunities later in life. As such, he has initiated several scholarships, grants and giveaways to ensure that no talented individual is held back from earning a degree just because they lack the finances.

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A Multi-Dimensional Professional 

Josh’s success can be attributed to his nearly 20 years of experience in the field of psychiatry as well as a decade of experience in management consulting. So far, he has served as an Editorial Board Member of Web M&M, as the Committee Chair of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry and as a Senior Clinician for Quartet Health, which is an innovative platform that connects people with mental health providers and services. Josh also worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, where he co-taught and supervised advanced psychotherapy classes.
Before he entered the psychiatry field, Josh worked as a Senior Consultant for Accenture, which is now a Fortune Global 500 multinational professional services company. There, he worked with numerous companies across the retail, healthcare and financial services industry, and led innovation in logistics, organizational behavior, delivery, education design and process management.
At present, Josh is the VP of Digital Transformations and Director of People Operations & Innovation Strategy at Pilot44 LLC, a reputed San Francisco-based disruptive innovation studio, where he provides his expertise on the development and delivery of cutting-edge initiatives in digital transformation, particularly focusing on the consumer and medical sectors.

A Man of Empathy and Generosity

Although he has built an extremely successful career as a psychiatrist, Josh has always made additional effort to invest his and time and energy into philanthropy. He has utilized his qualities of leadership, empathy and kindness not only in his role as a doctor who helps his patients get through some very difficult times in their lives, but also in initiating multiple scholarships, grants and giveaways to financially support underprivileged students throughout the country. Worth $1,000, the annual financial aid offered through the Josh Gibson MD Giving program is his one such initiative.

Excellence Rooted in Experience 

Josh graduated in 1989 with a B.A. in English from Cornell University, where he won the Arthur Lynn Andrews award for fiction writing. He then obtained his M.D. in Psychiatry from Columbia University Vogel’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. There, he won the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for clinical excellence and commitment to the ideals of compassionate and humanitarian patient care, along with the Lifetime Contribution Award from the Student Success Network for advancing medical student peer education. Josh then went through the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine’s Psychiatry Residence Program, where he made several accomplishments including winning the Alexander Simon Award for Teaching and the American Medical Association Foundation 2000 Leadership Award.
Prior to realizing that he had a natural affinity for medicine while consulting at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, Josh worked as a Senior Consultant for Accenture, a multinational professional services company, where he consulted several Fortune 500 companies engaged in the financial services, retail, and healthcare spaces.
He currently lives with his wife and two children in San Rafael, California. When not engrossed in his professional pursuits, Josh enjoys playing basketball, running, listening to music and working on writing a collection of poems and a novel.

Josh Gibson Giving Eligibility Requirements 

In order to apply for the Josh Gibson MD Giving program, all applicants must first meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Applicants must be a high school senior in the process of being enrolled in an accredited US institution, college, or university OR
• Applicants must be a freshman, sophomore or junior already enrolled in an accredited US institution, college or university
• Applicants must submit an original essay on the given topic along with all necessary details

Essay Topic: Applicants must write an original essay of 700-800 words on the following prompt: In what specific ways have close relationships shaped and also defined your life’s goals (as you know them to this point)?

Application Procedure:

Please submit your essay as an attached WORD file to info@joshgibsonmdgiving.com along with the following details:
• Full name
• Contact number
• Mailing address
• Email address
• Date of graduation
• The university you are presently enroll in
• Your present GPA
• Updated Resume

Josh Gibson Giving Winner Selection and Announcement

Each application will go through a fair but strict selection process before a winner is chosen to receive the one-time nonrefundable financial aid of $1,000. The winner of the Josh Gibson MD Giving Program will be informed via an email, which they must acknowledge at the earliest. The winner’s name will be announced on December 31, 2021 on joshgibsonmdgiving.com and the financial aid will then be transferred to his/her official bank account.