Dr. Schabacker’s Celebration of Life – Feb. 17

TTUHSC El Paso family,

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former TTUHSC El Paso faculty member Gary Schabacker, M.D.

Dr. Schabacker was well-known in the El Paso community for his service to women and their families. He started working at the Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso Breast Care Center in January 2005 and retired in May 2012. As a specialist in breast care, Dr. Schabacker treated many patients, never turning away anyone who couldn’t afford to pay. He was also a key donor to the Breast Care Center.

Long before his years at TTUHSC El Paso, Dr. Schabacker served his country as an Army surgeon. He completed a tour in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 with distinction, recognized for his service as commander of the 71st Evacuation Hospital at Pleiku, Vietnam.

Dr. Schabacker will be fondly remembered for his compassion and dedication to healing. Please join me in honoring him by attending the Celebration of Life organized by his family on Feb. 17 (see flyer below for details).


Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A.
President, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Dean, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Rick and Ginger Francis Endowed Professor


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