Dr. Gabow is a national leader in delivery system innovation and the care of vulnerable populations. She spent her career at Denver Health, beginning as an academic practitioner and researcher in nephrology and spending the last 20 years there as the CEO, retiring in 2012. She is a professor emerita of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a Master of the American College of Physicians. She has authored over 170 articles and book chapters and two books, “The Lean Prescription: Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare System” and most recently “TIME’S NOW for Women Healthcare Leaders: A Guide for the Journey.” She was a founding member of the federal Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission and currently serves on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Lown Institute Boards. She has received numerous awards, including the National Academy of Medicine’s Gustav O. Lienhard Award, the American Medical Association Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Public Servant, the Association of American Medical Colleges David E. Rogers Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Distinguished Graduate Award, and the Ohtli Award from the Mexican government. She is a member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. She is a graduate of Seton Hill University and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.
TIME'S NOW for Women Healthcare Leaders: A Guide to the Journey
The book details the lay of the land for women in healthcare both in the care they receive and the positions they hold. It presents the data on why women should be healthcare leaders, discuss the barriers to achieving leadership, outlines the path to leadership and characteristics and behaviors of a successful leader. The material is a blend of data and personal experience. The book concludes with interviews with 12 accomplished women leaders of different backgrounds and in different healthcare sectors. While aimed at women in healthcare, material presented is applicable to women and men aspiring to a leadership role.