University of
Washington School of Medicine

Nov. 9, 2000

Gabbe named dean of Vanderbilt Medical School

Dr. Steven Gabbe
Steven G. Gabbe, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology since 1996, has been named dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His appointment is effective March 2001.

"Dr. Gabbe has provided highly effective and distinguished leadership to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology," said Paul Ramsey, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UW School of Medicine. "Both personally and professionally, I am sorry to see him leave the Northwest. But at the same time, I am pleased to see this truly exceptional physician, teacher and researcher receive the opportunity extended to him by Vanderbilt."

In 1998 Gabbe was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine. He is president of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society and chairs the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

A maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Gabbe is a leading expert on diabetes during pregnancy. Because of his dedication to educating new physicians, he received a distinguished teaching award from the graduating medical school class of 1999.

Gabbe will succeed John E. Chapman, who has been dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for 25 years. Gabbe will be the school's 10th dean in its 125-year history.

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