Josh Gibson attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation award for clinical excellence and commitment to humanism in medicine, and completed residency in psychiatry at UCSF, receiving the Alexander Simon Award for teaching.  He received the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award and was selected for a fellowship with the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), a psychiatric think-tank. For 14 years, he was on faculty at UCSF before moving solely into private practice.  

Prior to becoming a psychiatrist, he was a senior consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), specializing for nearly five years in process re-engineering, organization development, and education design and delivery.  He consulted to multiple Fortune 500 companies in the retail, financial services and healthcare industries.  He has worked with executives privately and helped them work effectively with emotion to develop high performing teams in the workplace.

As the chairman of GAP’s committee on Work and Organizations, co-authored and edited the e-book CAREERS: A Brainwise Guide to Finding Fulfillment at Work. He also was editor emeritus and co-author of Psychiatry of Workplace Dysfunction: Tools for Mental Health Professionals, Managers, and Employees (Oxford University Press, 2017).

In April 2017, he left clinical practice to focus on improving the delivery of mental health care in America working with Quartet Health.