About Dr.Sekula Gibbs
Since 1985, Dr. Shelley Sekula Gibbs has devoted her professional life to helping people feel and look their best. A fifth generation Texan and a board certified dermatologist, she runs a successful practice in the Clear Lake area, where she strives to offer her patients the latest, most effective, and safest treatments for a variety of medical and cosmetic skin problems.

Dr. Sekula Gibbs has been featured in national publications such as Vogue, Allure, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, Shop, Real Simple, Ladies' Home Journal,  Family Circle, Redbook and Oprah, and has been interviewed on news programs, including 20/20, Primetime Live, and ABC's Good Morning America. A pioneer in the use of botulinum toxin (Botox), Dr. Sekula Gibbs was one of the first Houston dermatologists to offer Botox. She honed her skills after studying with physicians in London and Vancouver. She has been recognized nationally for her work on skin cancer prevention and improving the standards in tanning and nail salons

After receiving her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Sekula Gibbs completed residencies in family practice and dermatology at the University of Florida and the Baylor College of Medicine, respectively. She is a clinical assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine and at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  She volunteers her care at the Ben Taub Hospital. Dr. Sekula Gibbs is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Mohs Surgery (a specialized way to remove skin cancer), a member of the American College of Phlebology (treatment of vein disease), the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Coming from modest beginnings, Shelley believes each of us has a responsibility to make our communities stronger.  She serves as treasurer of the Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library. Dr. Sekula Gibbs is past president of the Texas Dermatological Society and the Houston Dermatological Society. She served as chairman of the Gateway to Care Community Health Center Committee and is founder and vice-president of the Healthy Houston Foundation.   She has volunteered countless hours, serving as a board member on the Bay Area Transportation Partnerhsip working to improve mobility and reduce traffic congestion, helping to initiate a rape crisis program while in medical school, lasering tattoos off young gang members through the D-Tag program, and providing Boy Scout physicals through the Harris County Medical Society.

Dr. Sekula Gibbs went on to serve her community by becoming the first medical doctor to serve on the Houston City Council. Dr. Sekula Gibbs made “Healthy Houston” the cornerstone of her efforts to bring better access to health care to all Houstonians. Uninsured persons often get sicker and receive medical care in crowded ERs driving up the cost of health care for everyone, costing taxpayer dollars and increasing health insurance premiums. Dr. Sekula Gibbs oversaw an increase in the number of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) from one to eleven. These non-profit clinics provide low-cost first class health care on a sliding scale basis. They help take pressure off crowded ERs, curb the rising costs of health insurance, and reduce the need to raise property taxes for public health hospitals. Dr. Sekula Gibbs was also instrumental in passing a smoking ban in Houston, and in rolling back property taxes three times.

On November 7, 2006, Dr. Sekula Gibbs became the first female physician ever to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election to serve out the final months of the 109th Congress. During her brief term in Congress, Dr. Sekula Gibbs had a perfect attendance record where she helped block a deep cut in Medicare; helped open up 8 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration; helped fund home care alternatives to nursing homes for seniors; approved funding for the National Institute of Health and for autism research and treatment.

Dr. Sekula Gibbs and her husband Robert Gibbs have grown children and grandchildren. They are pleased to be scholarship sponsors of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and contributors to numerous charities.  They attend St. Clare Catholic Church in Clear Lake.

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