Tanya Marie Gibson, DDS is an associate professor with tenure in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry.  She graduated from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in 2001 and completed her residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2004. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP).
Her teaching responsibilities include providing the general, systemic, and oral pathology curriculum to pre-doctoral students, advanced education dental residents and allied dental health students.  Dr. Gibson is an ad hoc reviewer for Head and Neck Pathology, Case Reports in Medicine and Quad O; and has published a number of manuscripts in peer reviewed journals
She maintains an active practice in diagnostic surgical and clinical oral pathology and provides oral and maxillofacial pathology continuing education programs on a local, regional and national level. 
Dr. Gibson is actively engaged in the community in her role as an advisory board member of the Dental Research Explorer Post and participant in the Crossroads Charter School’s IGNITE program. She is also a regular guest speaker at the UMKC Dental Research Explorer Post Program and the UMKC admissions enhancement program (STAHR); programs aimed at recruiting and enhancing the application of potential dental students from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Gibson is a member of the Medical Advisory Council for the International Pemphigus Pemphigoid Foundation.
Dr. Gibson is married with two children. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and dining out.