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August 2, 2002

Dr. Keith R. Gabriel Dr. Keith Gabriel portrait has joined the faculty at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as associate professor of pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He has clinical interests in the musculoskeletal care of children, especially spinal deformities, neurofibromatosis and deformity corrections using external fixators.

Prior to joining SIU, Gabriel was an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Minnesota (1999-2002) and served as assistant chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Minneapolis. Previously he was on the faculty at St. Louis University Medical Center and directed the pediatric orthopaedics and physical therapy department at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis (1989-99).

Gabriel served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation and a general medical officer (1978-80) and orthopaedic and pediatric orthopaedic surgeon (1984-89). During this active duty, he was on the surgery and pediatrics faculty at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda (1987-89). He currently serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

Gabriel earned his bachelor's from University of Illinois in Champaign (1974) and his medical degree from Rush Medical School in Chicago (1977). He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif. (1984) and pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio (1986-87).

Gabriel is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. His memberships include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.

A native of St. Louis, Gabriel and his wife, Jane, are the parents of two children.