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Patricia Gabow, MD

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Patricia Gabow, MD

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Medicine / Healthcare


Denver Health Foundation



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Dr. Patricia Gabow is the CEO and Medical Director of Denver Health and Hospital Authority, one of the nation’s most highly regarded, extensive, and integrated health care systems that includes the Denver Health Medical Center, a regional trauma center, the 911 system, a system of family health centers and clinics in public schools, Denver Public Health, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, an inmate health care program, the Rocky Mountain Center for Medical Response to Terrorism, and more. She has been nationally recognized for her work to increase access to basic health care for all Coloradans, especially the underserved, most of whom are women and children. In seeking to improve care for the underserved, Dr. Gabow led the effort to convert the hospital from part of the city to a community-owned authority. Joining the staff in 1973 as chief of the Renal Division, she is also known internationally for her scientific knowledge of polycystic kidney disease and is considered one of the leading experts on this disease, which affects 12.5 million worldwide. Author of over 120 articles and book chapters, Dr. Gabow is also professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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