John Travis Gibson, MD, FAAP


Dr. Gibson, a native Texan raised in Georgetown, has always been drawn to working with children. As a high school student, he began volunteering at kids’ camps and leading school clubs. When he was a teenager, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Going through surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment at a young age was difficult, but observing the compassionate doctors, nurses, and medical staff who cared for him piqued an interest in medicine as a future career. He is grateful now to be cancer-free since 1999.

Upon graduation from high school, Dr. Gibson followed the family tradition of attending Baylor University, where he majored in Chemistry. While at Baylor, he met his best friend and future wife, Amanda, and in 2006 they were married in the small church they attended together. He then went on to complete medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, followed by a pediatric residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Gibson joined Heritage Pediatrics in 2013.

He enjoys partnering with families to help make the best health decisions for children. “I want to support the growth of the whole child – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Being a pediatrician is more than just diagnosis and treatment.” Dr. Gibson believes that good health and wellness start with each choice we make. “I want to encourage you, your child, and your family to make healthy choices every day.” Outside of work, he spends his time with his family, his church, reading, exercising, and being a Baylor University sports fan.

Dr. Gibson’s Web Links

Choose My Plate

  • I believe that good physical health starts with nutrition. This government website offers quality nutritional advice for all. Healthy meals don’t just happen. They take planning.

Focus on the Family

  • Comprehensive website on matters relating to the family from a Judeo Christian perspective

Plugged In

  • Struggling with finding appropriate things for your kids to watch? Here is a great resource to get family-centered movie reviews.

Compassion International

  • You can teach your child about the importance of loving those around the world by sponsoring a child and writing letters. Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Baylor Bears Athletics

  • Sic ‘Em Bears! Congratulations to the 2021 men’s basketball team! National Champs!