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Dr. Gabbe's Biography

Steven Gabbe, MD, earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Princeton University and his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Cornell University Medical College. He was a medical intern at New York Hospital, a research fellow in reproductive medicine at Boston Hospital for Women and a research fellow in biological chemistry at Harvard Medical School before completing his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Boston Hospital for Women and a clinical fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Gabbe served on the obstetrics and gynecology faculties of the University of Southern California, University of Colorado School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine before joining The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1987 as professor and chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was named chair of Ob/Gyn at the University of Washington Medical Center in 1996 and dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2001.

At Vanderbilt, Dr. Gabbe increased National Institutes of Health grant funding by 77 percent, and he increased the number of faculty by 66 percent, to more than 1,800.

Dr. Gabbe is one of the world's leading experts on the complications of diabetes and pregnancy, the author of more than 160 peer-reviewed papers and senior editor of the leading textbook in his field, Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies. He has held leadership positions with the Association of American Medical Colleges and National Institutes of Health, is co-chair of the Liaison Committee for Medical Education and is a member of the Institute of Medicine.

Dr. Gabbe arrived at Ohio State's Medical Center as plans for the largest physical expansion project in its history were developed. The $1 billion project, with planned completion in 2016, will position Ohio State to become a top-20 academic medical center in research, education and patient care.