DR. STEVEN G. GABBE is the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences for The Ohio State University and Chief Executive Officer of The Ohio State University Medical Center. Since returning to Ohio State in this new role in 2008, Dr. Gabbe has led the Medical Center to its first ranking on the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll in 2009, recertification as a Magnet Hospital for nursing excellence, honors as a Best Place to Work in central Ohio for the fourth consecutive year, growth in biomedical research funding to more than $263 million per year, and University Board of Trustees approval of the Medical Center Expansion, the largest construction project in University history. The $1.1-billion Medical Center Expansion will be completed in 2014 and includes a new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, critical care tower, radiation oncology center, outpatient center, and research laboratories and classrooms, all designed to advance the Medical Center’s mission to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care.
A native of New Jersey, Dr. Gabbe earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude fromPrincetonUniversity and his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors fromCornellUniversityMedicalCollege. 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 and University of Pennsylvania before joining The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1987 as Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was named Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington Medical Center in 1996 and Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2001. He was recruited to Ohio State as Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of its Medical Center in 2008.
Dr. Gabbe is one of the world’s leading experts on the complications of diabetes and pregnancy. He is the author of more than 170 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 (AAMC) and National Institutes of Health. He also served as Co-Chair of the Liaison Committee for Medical Education, the accreditation body for North American medical schools. Dr. Gabbe is a member of the Institute of Medicine and, in 2009, he was appointed chair of the AAMC’s MR5 MCAT Review Committee, which released their recommendations for revisions to the MCAT in March 2011.
Dr. Gabbe and his wife, Dr. Patricia Temple Gabbe, have four children: Adam, Erica, Amanda, and Daniel; and two grandchildren: Alexander and Marin.