Education and Training
Dr. Kabaker received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1964. He underwent his internship at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and subsequently saw active duty in Vietnam. He continued his surgical training at the University Hospital in Cleveland, the Hines VA Hospital in Illinois, and the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. After this period of extensive postgraduate training, he spent fellowship time in facial plastic surgery, studying under Dr. Richard Webster of Boston, MA, a renowned plastic surgeon.
While maintaining a private plastic surgery practice in Oakland, Calif., Dr. Kabaker has averaged six weeks of continuing medical education annually since 1971. He has studied and taught facial plastic surgery in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Israel , Mexico, Argentina ,the UK and Australia.
Dr. Kabaker has written chapters in textbooks and articles in medical journals on plastic surgery. He also lectures internationally to medical groups and has taught courses on hair replacement surgery since 1976. Dr. Kabaker has the longest ongoing experience in the U.S. with the Juri flap operation and has introduced the Juri flap and scalp expansion operations to many notable hair transplant surgeons. His most recent work ( 2010) was a chapter on scalp flap surgery and hairline advancement for Unger and Shapiro’s 5th edithion of “Hair Transplantation”
Dr. Kabaker has met rigorous requirements to become Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery making him one of only a handful of facial surgeons in the country to hold these multiple credentials.
Dr. Kabaker holds the position of Clinical Professor at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, where he has served as a consultant in the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery since 1974.
He has served on the boards of directors of the American Hair Loss Council, the Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He was also on the founding board of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and was the 6th president of the ISHRS (Oct. ’98-Oct. ’99).
Read Dr. Kabaker’s curriculum vitae here.