A. Osama Gaber, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Education and Training
MBBCh Ainshams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt
Primary Fellowship of the College, Royal College of Surgeons, England
Dr. Gaber received his first academic appointment in 1987, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He became an Associate Professor there in 1991, and received his full professorship and was named to the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation chair of excellence in transplantation in 1994. While at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Gaber also held professorships in the Departments of Pharmacy and in the College of Nursing. He was also the Medical Director for the University of Tennessee Bowld Hospital, and the Methodist University Transplant Institute.
Dr. Gaber has authored over 250 scientific papers, and his research has been funded by numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and industry. Dr. Gaber assumed his positions at the Methodist Hospital and Research Institute in Houston in 2006.
While also conducting transplant immunotherapy research for liver and kidney whole organ transplants and allografts, the main focus of Dr. Gaber´s research is in the transplantation of islets to alleviate diabetic complications. He and his collaborators have developed the protocol for long term islet culture and described the clinical transplantation of islets through the intestinal veins. Dr. Gaber´s current studies center on the testing of gene therapy and other approaches to test for islet viability and assist the transplanted islets to develop a sustaining blood supply and resist rejection by the recipient´s immune system.
Transplant immunotherapy, islet cells, cell isolation protocols.
Sabek OM, Fraga DW, Henry J, Gaber LW, Kotb M, Gaber AO. Expression of transforming growth factor-beta by human islets: impact on islet viability and function. Cell Transplant. 2007;16(8):775-785.
Elfar M, Gaber LW, Sabek O, Fischer CP, Gaber AO. The inflammatory cascade in acute pancreatitis: relevance to clinical disease. Surg Clin North Am. 2007;87(6):1325-1340.
Gaber AO, Shokouh-Amiri H, Nezakatgoo N, Gaber LW, Saharia A, Shimuzu A, Mehrazin R, Moore LW. Ipsilateral placement in double kidney transplantation. Transplantation. 2007;84(7):929-931.
Cashion AK, Sanchez ZV, Cowan PA, Hathaway DK, Lo Costello A, Gaber AO. Changes in weight during the first year after kidney transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2007;17(1):40-47.
Hastings MC, Wyatt RJ, Ault BH, Jones DP, Lau KK, Gaber AO, Gaber LW. Diagnosis of de novo localized thrombotic microangiopathy by surveillance biopsy. Pediatr Nephrol. 2007;22(5):742-746.