Patricia A. Gabow, MD, was elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees in April 2013.
Gabow is a national leader in delivery system innovation and the care of vulnerable populations. She retired in 2012 after 20 years as CEO of Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA), an integrated health care system serving one of the poorest populations in the state of Colorado.
Gabow serves on the National Academy of Medicine Leadership Consortium for Value & Science-Driven Health Care, the Aspen Group, the Lown Institute Board, the Advisory Council for Simpler Consulting, and Seton Hill University Board of Trustees. Previously she served on the federal Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).
Earlier in Gabow’s career, she was an academic practitioner and medical researcher in nephrology focusing on polycystic kidney disease. She is the author of more than 130 articles, 36 books and book chapters, and a recent book, The Lean Prescription: Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare System. She has received numerous awards, including the American Medical Association Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Public Servant, the National Healthcare Leadership Award, the David E. Rogers Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Health Quality Leader Award from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and the Distinguished Graduate Award from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; she is a member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame.
Gabow graduated from Seton Hill University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is professor emerita of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a master of the American College of Physicians.