Dr. Steven Gabel is a diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons, board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and and board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is the founder and medical director of the Gabel Hair Restoration Center, which is dedicated to natural, permanent hair restoration for men and women of all ages. He specializes in state-of-the-art microscopic follicular unit grafting to achieve the finest results in the field of hair restoration surgery. In fact, he is the most experienced surgeon of the Follicular Unit Excision method (FUE Method) in the entire Northwest, with his first surgery dating back to 2004 when the method was still in its infancy. Overall, he has been performing hair transplants and restoration surgeries since 2001.
In recognition of his cutting-edge techniques and outstanding results over 22 years of practicing hair restoration he is a selected member of both the prestigious Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians and the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons and is the only physician in the U.S. Northwest who has been invited to join these prestigious organizations. In addition in 2017, he was awarded the James E. Arnold, MD Award for the highest score on the certifying hair restoration board exam. He currently the Vice President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons, and in 2024, he will be the President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons. For the past 4 years, he has been the Chairman of the Written Exam where all physicians who are eligible to become certified must pass the exam compiled by Dr. Gabel. He is currently the Co-Director of a surgical workshop in St. Louis dedicated to hair restoration. Lastly, he was the co-director of the advanced hair restoration course for the International Society of Hair Restoration Physicians.
Dr. Gabel received the 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and recently the 2023 Top Doctor awards from Castle Connolly for Hair Restoration and Facial Plastic Surgery. To receive this award, doctors across the country are first nominated by peers and researched by other physicians. Castle Connolly has been producing its prestigious Top Doctor guide since 1991 when the company was founded. The lists are developed from peer nominations and assessments by a physician-led research team. They scour the country to find outstanding physicians in every medical specialty. They do not take payments for doctors to be included on the list. Castle Connolly’s goal is to help people find doctors offering “superior results” in their words. He also was awarded the 2017 James E. Arnold, MD award for highest grade on the 2016 written hair restoration board examination.
Dr.Gabel attended and graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago, Stritch School Of Medicine in 1995, and has over 23 years of diverse experience. He is affiliated with OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center.
Dr. Gabel not only works hard, but plays hard too, and is an instrument-rated commercial pilot, certified scuba diver, and has competed three Ironman Triathlon events.
Dr. Gabel is committed to quality, not quantity. He only performs one transplant a day to completely focus his attention on that patient.
At the Gabel Center, all consultations are conducted by Dr. Gabel personally, allowing patients to discuss their goals, expectations, and desires directly with Dr. Gabel from the start. He does not employ salesmen or consultants. As with any medical procedure, only an experienced physician can help someone decide on a treatment plan. This plan will be safe for them and secondly, will realistically meet their expectations. Dr. Gabel review’s the patient’s goals, then afterward develops a treatment plan that is customized for each patient.
The Gabel Center is located just 15 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon, and was custom-built to meet the needs of our hair restoration patients in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, Dr. Gabel only performs one transplant per day in order to provide our patients with the utmost care and achieve optimum results. To empower those facing the decision of hair restoration for their head, face, eyebrows, or other areas, we aim to provide our patients with a personalized experience to achieve the best results.
The Bottom-line – Results
The bottom line when choosing a physician to perform your transplant is results. Our goal is to make the transplant look as natural as possible. The axiom, “if it’s not natural, it’s not good” applies more so to hair restoration surgery than any other cosmetic procedure, because the hair is the most visible part of a person’s appearance.
We know the decision to have a hair transplant is a personal and private matter which requires confidence, trust, and confidentiality. Dr. Gabel believes that the doctor-patient relationship is a vital element in the decision and success of the procedure.
“Dr. Gabel is one of the most talented, well-rounded, and ethical hair transplant surgeons in the field.” – Spencer Kobren, Founder of IAHRS and Radio Host of “The Bald Truth”
Spencer Kobren, founder of the American Hair Loss Association and best-selling author and host of the Bald Truth said recently “Dr. Gabel is one of the most talented, well-rounded, and ethical hair transplant surgeons in the field. His dedication and compassion for his patients is a direct reflection of who he is as a person. He’s not only one of the best at what he does, he truly cares.”