Dr. Kibble started out as a medical student at the University of Manchester, where he completed Pre-Clerkship training. He took a year off to earn a physiology degree and became so interested that he continued to gain a PhD in renal physiology.

In his first faculty position at the University of Sheffield Medical School, Dr. Kibble started a research laboratory to investigate the molecular physiology of renal tubular ion transport. His passion for teaching was ignited at this time as he began to teach medical physiology and anatomy. Next he became a Course Director for Medical Physiology at St. George’s University in the West Indies and later at The Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. The experience of teaching over 4,000 medical students in different parts of the world has established his academic base as a physiology teacher.

His academic interests include developing learning materials; he has published a textbook of medical physiology, a series of mobile apps and is now working on flashcards for pathophysiology. His research interests in education focus on assessment and evaluation. Kibble is an Associate Editor for the journal Advances in Physiology Education.

Dr. Kibble joined the College of Medicine in 2008 to assist in the development of physiology content for HB-2 and systems-based modules. In 2010, Dr. Kibble was appointed as Assistant Dean for Medical Education and is responsible for overseeing the development of basic science content throughout the curriculum.

Dr. Kibble was elected as Chair of the American Physiological Society Teaching Section in 2014 and received the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award in 2015. In 2018, Dr. Kibble was awarded the American Physiological Society’s Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award.


Modell HI, Hansen PA, Silverthorn DU, Carroll RG, Kibble JD, Goodman BE, Curran-Everett D. Reflections from Advances editors: how we got to where we did with Advances. Adv Physiol Educ 42: 405– 411, 2018. [Editorial]

Estupiñan B, Kibble J. The relationship between spirituality and burnout in the lives of medical students. J Med Sci Educ 28: 37-44, 2018.

Lee MW, Johnson TR, Kibble J. Development of Statistical Models to Predict Medical Student Performance on the USMLE Step 1 as a Catalyst for Deployment of Student Services. J Med Sci Educ 27: 663-671, 2017.

Abney AJ, Amin S, Kibble JD. Understanding factors affecting participation in online formative quizzes: an interview study. Adv Physiol Educ 41: 457-463, 2017.

Nguyen K, Khallouq BB, Schuster A, Beevers C, Dil N, Kay D, Kibble JD, Harris  DM. Developing a tool for observing group critical thinking skills in first-year medical students: a pilot study using physiology-based, high-fidelity patient simulations. Adv Physiol Educ, 41: 604-611, 2017.

Nittur N, Kibble JD. Current Practices in Assessing Professionalism in United States and Canadian Allopathic Medical Students and Residents. Cureus,  9(5): e1267. doi:10.7759/cureus.1267, 2017.

Kibble JD. Best practices in summative assessment. Adv Physiol Educ 41: 110-119, 2017. [Invited Review]

Kay D, Kibble JD. Learning Theories 101: Application to Everyday Teaching and Scholarship. Adv Physiol Educ 2016, 40: 17-25

Cramer N, Asmar A, Gorman L, Gros B, Harris D, Howard T, Hussain M, Salazar S, Kibble JD.  Application of a utility analysis to evaluate a novel assessment tool for clinically-oriented physiology and pharmacology. Adv Physiol Educ 2016, 40: 304-312.

Kibble JD, Bellew C, Asmar, A, Barkley L. Team-based learning in large enrollment classes. Adv Physiol Educ 2016, 40: 435-442.

Amin S, Connolly K, Cannarozzi M, Kibble JD Physiology Flashcards. McGraw Hill, 2014

Harris, DM, Bellew C, Cheng ZJ, Cendan JC, Kibble JD. High-fidelity patient simulators to expose undergraduate students to the clinical relevance of physiology concepts. Adv Physiol Educ 2014, 38: 372-375.

Johnson TR, Khalil MK, Peppler RD, Davey DD, Kibble JD. Use of the NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Examination as a progress test in the preclerkship curriculum of a new medical school. Adv Physiol Educ 2014, 38: 315-320.

Khalil MK, Kibble JD Faculty reflections on the process of building an integrated preclerkship curriculum: a new school perspective. Adv Physiol Educ 2014, 38: 199-209.

Khalil MK, Kirkley DL, Kibble JD Development and Evaluation of an Interactive Electronic Laboratory Manual for Cooperative Learning of Medical Histology. Anat Sci Educ 2013 6: 342-350.

Amin S, Connolly K, Cannarozzi M, Kibble JD Pathophysiology Flashcards. McGraw Hill, 2013

Kibble JD, Johnson TR. Are faculty predictions or item taxonomies useful for estimating the outcome of multiple-choice examinations? Adv Physiol Educ 2011, 35: 396-401

Neal AM, Taylor HC, Millar ID, Kibble JD, White SJ, Robson L. Renal function defects in KCNE1 knockout mice are mimicked by chromanol 293B infusion in vivo: identification of a KCNE1-regulated and chromanol-sensitive K+ conductance in mouse renal proximal tubule cells. J Physiol 2011, 589:3595-3609

Kibble JD, Johnson TR, Khalil MK, Nelson LD, Riggs GH, Borrero JL, Payer AF. Insights gained from the analysis of performance and participation in online formative assessment. Teach Learn Med 2011, 23:125-9

Kibble JD. Voluntary participation in online formative quizzes is a sensitive predictor of student success. Adv Physiol Educ 2011, 35:95-96

Khalil, M, Nelson LD, Kibble JD. The use of Self-Learning Modules to facilitate learning of basic science concepts in an integrated medical curriculum. Anat Sci Educ 2010, 3:219-26

Medical Physiology, The Big Picture. Kibble JD and Halsey C; 512 pages, 450 full color illustrations & USMLE-style practice exam. McGraw Hill (2009).

Kibble JD. Ethical approval for research in physiology education. Advan Physiol Educ 2009, 33:268-269.

Kibble JD. Peer-led supplemental tutorial project for medical physiology: implementation in a large class. Advan Physiol Educ 2009, 33:111-114.

Cliff W, Freeman S, Hansen PA, Kibble JD, Peat M, and Wenderoth MP. Is formative assessment an effective way to improve learning? A symposium at Experimental Biology 2008 Advan Physiol Educ 2008, 32: 337-338.

Kibble JD. Use of unsupervised online quizzes as formative assessment in a medical physiology course: effects of incentives on student participation and performance. Advan Physiol Educ 2007, 31: 253-260.

Kibble JD, Kingsbury J, Ramirez BU, Schlegel WM, Sokolove P. Effective use of course management systems to enhance student learning: Experimental Biology 2007. Advan Physiol Educ 2007, 31: 377-379.

Kibble JD, Nelson LD, Hansen P. Use of modified SOAP Notes and peer-led small-group discussion in a medical physiology course: addressing the hidden curriculum. Advan. Physiol Educ 2006 30:230-236.

Millar ID, Taylor HC, Cooper GJ, Kibble JD, Robson L. A Kir2.3 like potassium conductance in mouse cortical collecting duct principal cells. J. Membr. Biol. 2006 211:173-184.

Cooper G, Kibble JD, Millar I, Barhanin J, Robson L. Adaptive down regulation of a quinidine-sensitive cation conductance in renal principal cells of TWIK-1 knockout mice. Pflugers Archiv. (Eur. J. Physiol.) 2006 453:107-116.

Millar ID, Hartley JA, Haigh C, Grace AA, White SJ, Kibble JD, Robson L. Volume regulation is defective in renal proximal tubule cells isolated from KCNE1 knockout mice. Exp Physiol. 2004 89(2):173-180.

Speake T, Kibble JD, Brown PD. Kv1.1 and Kv1.3 channels contribute to the delayed-rectifying K+ conductance in rat choroid plexus epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2004 286(3):C611-620.

Balloch KJ, Hartley JA, Millar ID, Kibble JD, Robson L. A hypertonicity-activated nonselective conductance in single proximal tubule cells isolated from mouse kidney. J Membr Biol. 2003 192(3):191-201.

Kibble JD, Neal A, Green R, Colledge WH, Taylor CJ. Effect of acute saline volume expansion in the anaesthetised DeltaF508 cystic fibrosis mouse. Pflugers Arch. 2001;443 Suppl 1:S17-21. Epub 2001 Jul 31.

Kibble J, Neal A, White S, Green R, Evans S, Taylor C. Renal effects of glibenclamide in cystic fibrosis mice. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2001 Nov;12(11):2507-10.

Kibble JD, Balloch KJ, Neal AM, Hill C, White S, Robson L, Green R, Taylor CJ. Renal proximal tubule function is preserved in Cftr(tm2cam) deltaF508 cystic fibrosis mice. J Physiol. 2001 Apr 15;532(Pt 2):449-57.

Kibble JD, Neal AM, Colledge WH, Green R, Taylor CJ. Evidence for cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator-dependent sodium reabsorption in kidney, using Cftr(tm2cam) mice. J Physiol. 2000 Jul 1;526 Pt 1:27-34.

Wilson RW, Wareing M, Kibble J, Green R. Potassium permeability in the absence of fluid reabsorption in proximal tubule of the anesthetized rat. Am J Physiol. 1998 Jun;274(6 Pt 2):F1109-12.

Shalmi M, Jonassen T, Thomsen K, Kibble JD, Bie P, Christensen S. Model explaining the relation between distal nephron Li+ reabsorption and urinary Na+ excretion in rats. Am J Physiol. 1998 Mar;274(3 Pt 2):F445-52.

Kibble JD, Audsley N, Day JP, Green R. A new protocol for the measurement of picomole quantities of magnesium in rat renal tubular fluid. Exp Physiol. 1998 Jan;83(1):11-22.

Kibble JD, Garner C, Colledge WH, Brown S, Kajita H, Evans M, Brown PD. Whole cell Cl- conductances in mouse choroid plexus epithelial cells do not require CFTR expression. Am J Physiol. 1997 Jun; 272(6 Pt 1):C1899-907.

Kibble JD, Trezise AE, Brown PD. Properties of the cAMP-activated C1- current in choroid plexus epithelial cells isolated from the rat. J Physiol. 1996 Oct 1;496 ( Pt 1):69-80.

Kibble JD, Greenwood SL, Clarson LH, Sibley CP. A Ca2+-activated whole-cell Cl- conductance in human placental cytotrophoblast cells activated via a G protein. J Membr Biol. 1996 May;151(2):131-8.

Wareing M, Wilson RW, Kibble JD, Green R. Estimated potassium reflection coefficient in perfused proximal convoluted tubules of the anaesthetized rat in vivo. J Physiol. 1995 Oct 1;488 ( Pt 1):153-61.

Kibble JD, Wareing M, Wilson RW, Green R. Effect of barium on potassium diffusion across the proximal convoluted tubule of the anesthetized rat. Am J Physiol. 1995 Apr;268(4 Pt 2):F778-83.

Shalmi M, Kibble JD, Day JP, Christensen P, Atherton JC. Improved analysis of picomole quantities of lithium, sodium, and potassium in biological fluids. Am J Physiol. 1994 Oct;267(4 Pt 2):F695-701.

Speake PF, Pirie SC, Kibble JD, Muneer A, Taylor D, Birring S, Green R. Dose-response effects of adrenergic and cholinergic stimulation on atrial natriuretic peptide secretion from beating isolated guinea-pig atria. Clin Sci (Lond). 1993 Jul; 85(1):5-12.