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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Osama Gaber, M.D.

A. Osama Gaber, M.D., F.A.C.S.

 

A. Osama Gaber, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A. Osama Gaber, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Senior Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Director of Transplantation
The Methodist Hospital
Professor, Department of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

E-mail: aogaber@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-6170
Fax: 713-790-6839

Education and Training

MBBCh Ainshams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt

Postdoctoral Training

Primary Fellowship of the College, Royal College of Surgeons, England
Rotating Internship Ainshams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
Junior Resident, General and Pediatric Surgery, Ainshams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
Resident, General and Pediatric Surgery, Ainshams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
Intern, General Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Junior Resident, General Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Resident General Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Senior Resident, General Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Chief Resident, General Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Clinical Transplant Fellow, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Transplant Research Fellow, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Biography

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.

Description of Research

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.

Major Areas of Research

Transplant immunotherapy, islet cells, cell isolation protocols.

Recent Publications

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.