Quentin Gabor, MD

Chief of Psychiatry - CUHCC, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Quentin Gabor

Contact Info

qgabor@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-273-9800

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Shelley Slominski

Administrative Email
slomi001@umn.edu

Chief of Psychiatry - CUHCC, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, 1998

Residency, Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1998-2002

Summer Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, 1995

MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, 1998

BA, Biology, University of St. Thomas, 1994

Summary

I received a BA in Biology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, graduating summa cum laude. I completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin. I completed my psychiatry residency at the University of Colorado in Denver, where I was also chief resident.

I am an adult psychiatrist and have devoted my career to treating folks with severe and persistent mental health disturbances, those with physical and mental health challenges, as well as those with new-onset mental health concerns. I have a particular interest in existential psychotherapy and philosophy, and have recently been working to increase the availability of Meaning Centered Psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer.

I believe in the capacity of individuals to improve the quality of their lives via healthy lifestyles (e.g., social, vocational, nutritional, physical, creative and spiritual endeavors). Additionally, I am consistently impressed with the success of my patients in managing their physical and mental health concerns in collaboration with their professional partners - with the shared goals of minimizing suffering, maximizing health and each individual's purpose and meaning in existence.

Within my department, I serve on the Residency Training Committee and am co-Leader for the Global Community Psychiatry Residency Track. In that role, I am now partnering with other faculty and residents to improve the psychiatric curriculum of the residency program in the areas of: the history of psychiatry; ethics; spirituality; cultural and public psychiatry; and forensic psychiatry. Within the University of Minnesota Medical School, I was the faculty supervisor of the medical students' mental health outreach program to Puerto Rico (following Hurricane Maria). I am also Chief of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota's Federally Qualified Health Center, called the Community - University Health Care Center.

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

I am grateful for the opportunity to teach psychiatry resident physicians and medical students at the University of Minnesota Medical School. I instruct resident physicians on Spirituality and Psychiatry, Ethics in Psychiatry, therapeutic relationships, and psychiatric clinical care including the use of psychotherapy. I instruct medical students on the therapeutic relationship in psychiatric and other medical practices, and have lectured on mood disorders. My aspirations include further exploration and scholarly contribution to the interdisciplinary field of Spirituality and Psychiatry; development of evidence based psychotherapeutic treatment modalities for individuals with a variety of terminal illnesses and chronic ailments that impact one's life path, based on the therapeutic approach utilized for patients with cancer (i.e. Meaning Centered Psychotherapy, Logotherapy, and more broadly existential psychotherapy in general); and to contribute to the field of Psycho-Oncology.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

I have devoted my career to treating folks with severe and persistent mental health disturbances, those with physical and mental health challenges, as well as those with new onset mental health concerns. I approach each patient interaction with the goal of understanding the unique individual that I am partnering with, and to render the most accurate and comprehensive diagnostic impression. In collaboration with my patient, a patient-centered treatment plan is crafted to maximize health, happines