Keith Gabriel, MDKeith R. Gabriel, MD
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery




Clinical Interests:

  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Scoliosis and Pediatric Spinal Deformity
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Neuromuscular Disorders, including Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy
  • Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction

Education Interests:

  • Program Director, SIU School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • Director, SIU Orthopaedic Research and Education Committee

Keith Gabriel, MD, is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and associate professor at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  He has clinical interests in the musculoskeletal care of children, especially spinal deformities, neurofibromatosis, and deformity corrections using external fixators.

Prior to joining SIU, Dr. Gabriel was an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Minnesota 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 Departments at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

Dr. Gabriel served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation and general medical officer, and orthopaedic and pediatric orthopaedic surgeon.  During this active duty, he was on the surgery and pediatric faculty at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.  Following 13 years of active duty in the Navy, Dr. Gabriel transferred into the US Air Force Reserves.  He has now retired from the military, after total service of 28 years. 
Dr. Gabriel is Board Certified, and is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

To make an appointment with Dr. Gabriel, please call SIU HealthCare at 217-545-8000.

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