"My goal is to provide the very best surgical care available. Patients expect and deserve this level of care with every visit. By mixing compassionate care with cutting-edge surgical technology, I hope to achieve this goal." Dr. Gilster graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, and later completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR. Dr. Gilster brings several honors and awards to The Oregon Clinic - Westside Surgical Specialists, including the Outstanding Surgical Resident Award from the Department of Surgery at OHSU. He was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Gilster is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of several associations and organizations, including the American Medical Association, Oregon Medical Association and the Portland Surgical Society.