Who Was Bernard Gipson?

February 07, 2018


Most patients don’t know who Dr. Bernard F. Gipson Sr. is, but his legacy lives on at Denver Health for his work bringing care to all during the early days of the Eastside Family Health Center. The Center is named for Dr. Gipson, who was Denver’s first black surgeon and treated Dr. Martin Luther King for altitude sickness during a trip here in the height of the civil rights era. Learn more about his work here in this short video, with Eastside Health Clinic Administrator Richard Castro.