Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute Welcomes New Physician to Spine Center

November 26, 2007

COLUMBIA, SC – November 26, 2007 – Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute welcomes Usama A. Gabr, M.D., to Providence Spine Center.  Dr. Gabr is an accredited physiatrist, a medical doctor specially trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  His special interests lie in musculoskeletal problems, pain management, workers’ compensation evaluation and management of patients with chronic disabilities such as those resulting from strokes and injuries. 

Dr. Gabr received his medical degree with honors from Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, in 1996.  He completed internships at the Cairo University School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.  He completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he was the chief resident physician. 

Originally from Chicago, Dr. Gabr graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993, where he majored in physics and chemistry.  He is the author of numerous research articles and frequently presents his research findings at medical conferences and assemblies. 

He now lives in Columbia with his wife and three children, and enjoys boating, fishing, hunting and wildlife.

Providence Spine Center, affiliated with Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute, is a unique facility specializing in virtually every type of back and neck pain.  Providence Spine Center is located on the campus of Providence Hospital Northeast, just off I-77 at the Farrow Road exit. Normal hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A physician referral is not required. 

Owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals is known statewide for its compassionate care.   Our non-profit organization is licensed for 304 beds and is comprised of four entities: Providence Hospital, Providence Heart Institute, Providence Hospital Northeast and Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute. A faith-based health care facility in the Midlands area of South Carolina, Providence employs more than 1,600 caring individuals.

Providence Hospital, located in downtown Columbia, was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine in 1938. The facility is best known for the expertise in cardiac care it provides through Providence Heart Institute, which is recognized statewide as a referral center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Providence Hospital Northeast was established in 1999 and offers a range of medical services in surgery, emergency care, women’s and children’s services and rehabilitation.  Providence Northeast is home to Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute, which provides medical and surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of the bones, joints and spine.