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Allen Gabriel, MD, FACS

Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Vancouver, WA. USA.

Allen Gabriel MD, FACS is a board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. Gabriel’s educational background includes a BS with Honors and Distinction in chemistry from University of Utah and an MD from University of Nevada, where he served as the graduating class president and received multiple awards for his leadership activities, research, and community outreach to support the medically indigent population.

Dr. Gabriel is one of the few medical students in the country to have received the prestigious Humanism in Medicine Award, which lead to the creation of the University of Nevada’s Humanism in Medicine Honor Society, of which Dr. Gabriel is still an active member.
Dr. Gabriel completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center. During his six years of training, he continued to foster his passion for helping patients in need and advancing his research. He was involved in numerous mission trips around the world, received several awards for his research and was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.

In 2007, Dr. Gabriel was selected by world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. G. Patrick Maxwell to enter a Breast and Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship. During this period, both plastic surgeons advanced plastic surgery education with their research and pioneered the use of BOTOX in relieving pain following mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

Currently Dr. Gabriel is the Associate Professor of Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center and in private practice in Vancouver, Washington. He has authored more than ten dozen abstracts, manuscripts and book chapters and continues to share his knowledge both nationally and internationally. He remains involved with community outreach supporting breast cancer patients and participating in third world country mission trips. He is the co-founder of Pink Lemonade Project which educates and supports those affected by breast cancer. He is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of American College of Surgeons and is a reviewer of several medical journals.

Contact Information:


Phone 360.514.1010



Education and Training

Year Degree/Certification Institution Discipline
1996 Honors B.S. University of Utah Chemistry
2002 Internship LLUMC Plastic Surgery
2007 Residency LLUMC Plastic Surgery
2008 Fellowship Baptist/Vanderbilt Breast and Cosmetic Surgery

Hospital Appointments

Attending, Department of Plastic Surgery, Baptist Hospital 2007-2008
Attending, Department of Plastic Surgery, LLUMC 2008-2010
Attending, Southwest Washington Medical Center, 2008-present
Chief, Department of Plastic Surgery, Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center 2009-present

Recognition and Awards

1993 University of Utah President's Award
1994 University of Utah President's Award
1995 University of Utah President's Award
1996 Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Golden Key Honor Societies
1998 Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award
1998 Leon Watters Memorial Award
1999 Walter D. and Grace G. Bonner Memorial Award
1999 Excellence in Research Award, Western Medical Student Research Forum
2000 4th place, Investigator Award in Plastic Surgery
2001 Area Health Education Award
2001 4th place, Investigator Award in Plastic Surgery
2001 Humanism in Medicine Award
2004 Loma Linda University Department of Surgery Research Award
2004 Walter E. Macpherson Research Award
2005 Member, Humanism in Medicine Honor Society
2005 California Society of Plastic Surgeons Research Award
2006 Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2007 California Society of Plastic Surgeons Research Award
2011 1st Place, Original Investigation Research Award, Annual Clinical Symposium of Advances in Skin and Wound Care
2011 Aesthetic Surgery Journal article of the year award student's Award
2012 Most Accomplished Under 40 Award


American Medical Association, Member 1997-2007
Nevada State Medical Association, Member 1998-2001
Student National Medical Association, Member 1997-2001
American Academy of Family Physicians, Member 1997-2001
California Medical Society, Member 2003-2007
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member 2010-present
American College of Surgeons, Member 2011-present
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Associate Member, 2001-2008
Member, 2009-present
Member, Research Committee 2004-present
Member Scientific Review Committee 2004-present