About Eva Gilbertson, M.D.
The Gilbertson Chair
The Eva L. Gilbertson, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Geriatrics was established through a generous investment by the Dr. Eva L. Gilbertson Foundation to support education and research in the field of geriatrics.
Eva Gilbertson earned her Bachelor of Science in Medicine degree from the UND School
of Medicine & Health Sciences in 1939. She obtained her medical degree from Temple
University in 1941. Gilbertson grew up on a small farm near Maddock, N.D. She was
the only woman in her medical class at UND, the first woman to complete the radiology
residency program at Mayo Clinic, and upon her graduation the first female radiologist
in the state of Washington. She passed away in 2007.