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Osama Gaber, MD, FACS, FAST

Past President, American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS)

Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Program Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship

Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texa

Biography
  1. Osama Gaber, M.D., is the Chair of the Department of Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, the John F. Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Presidential Distinguished Chair, and the Founding Director of the J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center.

Dr. Gaber is Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Program Director of the Abdominal Multi-Organ Transplantation Fellowship, and Senior Member of the Houston Methodist Research Institute.

He earned his medical degree from the Ainshams University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt, and subsequently, completed surgical training in general surgery at Boston University Medical Center and a research clinical transplant fellowship at the University of Chicago. He has devoted much of his career to pancreas, liver, and kidney transplantation.

Dr. Gaber is author of more than 270 papers, 340+ abstracts, and numerous book chapters and has received research funding from several national and local foundations. He founded the Nora’s Life Gift Foundation to build Nora’s Home in the Texas Medical Center, a hospitality house established to provide transplant patients and their families affordable temporary housing where they can find encouragement and support within a family environment.

Dr. Gaber is an active member of several major transplant organizations and currently is the Immediate Past President of both the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the Texas Transplantation Society.  He previously chaired the Texas Governor’s Chronic Kidney Task Force and remains committed to this effort. Today, he is governor appointed to the new task force under Texas Governor, Greg Abbott. Under his leadership, the Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center quickly rose to be the largest in the State of Texas, one of the top 10 largest in the country. As newly appointed Chair of the Houston Methodist Department of Surgery, Dr. Gaber is focused on building nationally recognized academic and educational platforms for the department.