• J.C. Walter Jr. Presidential Distinguished Chair & Director, J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
  • Professor of Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
  • Full Member, Research Institute
  • Program Director, Transplant Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery Houston Methodist Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Gaber is the Director of Transplantation and Vice Chair for Administration and Faculty Affairs in the Department of Surgery in The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization in Houston, TX. Before joining The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization in May 2007, he was a Professor in the Department of Surgery and Director of the Transplant Division at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and is still currently a Professor in the College of Nursing and Pharmacy of the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He also held the Chair of Excellence in Transplantation for the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation. He received his medical degree from the Ain shams University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt and completed an internship and residency in general and pediatric surgery at Ain shams University Hospital. He also completed a residency in general surgery at Boston University Medical Center and clinical and research transplant fellowships at the University of Chicago in Illinois.


Dr. Gaber has had a long career in transplantation research including being the Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded research projects, including the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes by Gene Therapy Approaches. Dr. Gaber has extensive clinical experience in managing and designing immune suppression protocols. He has also led several multicenter clinical studies, phases II-IV. Dr. Gaber was also a Councilor at Large for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He serves on the editorial boards of Transplantation, Cancer Molecular Biology, and Graft. Dr. Gaber is a two-time recipient of the Gift of Life Award by the National Kidney Foundation West Tennessee Chapter and the recipient of the 2002 Memphis Business Journal Health Care Physician Hero Award. Dr. Gaber has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal articles, 13 book chapters, and almost 300 abstracts that have been presented and/or published. He is an invited lecturer and presenter at numerous US and international meetings