Dr. Steven Gabbe '69, the senior vice president for health sciences at Ohio State University and emeritus CEO of OSU Wexner Medical Center, has been awarded the Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association Award of Distinction.
Established in 1949, the annual accolade recognizes a Weill Cornell alum who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in research, education or patient care, and has brought acclaim to the medical college. Dr. Gabbe received the award at the Alumni Award of Distinction dinner on May 27.
"It was an incredibly meaningful surprise winning this award, especially when I think of all the Weill Cornell alums that I've known and worked with over the years who are so accomplished and have done so much," said Dr. Gabbe, who is also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Ohio State University.
Dr. Gabbe is one of the world's leading experts on the complications of diabetes and pregnancy. He has helped define the glucose treatment protocols for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes. He was also involved in an international study funded by the National Institutes of Health that led to new diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes. The study was devoted to defining the criteria for fetal risk associated with maternal glucose levels and pregnancy.
Dr. Gabbe served on the faculty of six universities: the University of Southern California, University of Colorado, University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington. He spent nine years as the chair of Ohio State University's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was also dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for seven years, and is currently a member of the Institute of Medicine and senior editor of Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, a leading obstetrics textbook.