Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Dr. Gabr earned a BS in microbiology and biochemistry from North Carolina State University in 1987. After college, she did basic science research at GlaxoSmithKline studying sumatriptan, which was eventually marketed as Imitrex for migraine. She earned a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology in 1993 and an MD in 1998 from West Virginia University. Dr. Gabr completed a medical internship and neurology residency at Duke University Medical Center in 2002. She joined Raleigh Neurology in 2002 and became board certified in neurology in 2003. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Gabr practices general adult neurology. She lives in Cary with her husband and their two children.