Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center - Houston, TX

Dr. Osama Gaber

A. Osama Gaber, M.D. is the Director of Transplantion at the Methodist Transplant Center.

A. Osama Gaber, M.D., FACS

Director of Transplantation at Methodist Transplant Center

Clinical Expertise

Selected Professional Activity

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Clinical Evaluative Sciences Council (CESC) of the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC)
  • Editorial Board Member of Graft
  • Counselor at Large, American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Research Interest

  • Pancreatic islet transplantation
  • Immunology and immune suppression
  • Diabetes and transplantation
  • Clinical trials in transplantation
  • Expanded donor criteria research complications of liver disease and cirrhosis


  • Transplant Research Fellowship — University of Chicago
  • Clinical Transplant Fellowship — University of Chicago
  • General Surgery Residency — Boston University Medical Center
  • General and Pediatric Surgery Residency — Ainshams University Hospital Cairo Egypt
  • Ainshams University School of Medicine, Cairo Egypt, M.D., 1976

Dr. Gaber's Biography

A. Osama Gaber, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York. A senior member at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston, Texas, he also holds the J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center Distinguished Endowed Chair. Dr. Gaber is Director of the Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center and Vice Chairman for Administration and Faculty Affairs at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

After he earned his medical degree from the Ainshams University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt, he completed a residency in general and pediatric surgery. He, subsequently, completed surgical training in general surgery at the Boston University Medical Center and a research clinical transplant fellowship at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Gaber has devoted much of his career to pancreas, liver, and kidney transplantation and the surgical care of organ failure patients. He has been funded by the NIH, JDRF, Assisi Foundation, Vivian Smith Foundation, and many other national and local foundations. He is the author of more than 270 papers, as well as more than 340 abstracts and numerous book chapters. Dr Gaber has established a foundation to help build “Nora’s home” a hospital hospitality house for transplant patients and their families.

Dr. Gaber has been active in transplant business and regulatory issues since his early days as Chair of the SEOPF Kidney-Pancreas Committee. He has also served as Region 11 representative and member of the MPSC and the UNOS Board. He was a founding member and President of the Tennessee Transplant Society. He was also a committee member for both the ASTS and the AST and a councilor-at-large for ASTS. Since his move to Texas, he has been the Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease, and also serves on the Network 14 Quality Committee. He is a current member of the Texas Transplant Society.