DR. GABRIEL HAKIM knew from the day he delivered his first baby that he wanted to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. After graduating San Jose State University and St. George University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, he trained at New York Methodist Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He founded the Lakeside Women’s Health Center in 1987; he is the only solo OB/GYN practitioner in the Greater Waterbury area. Since his residency, Dr. Hakim has specialized in high-risk obstetrics to improve outcomes for women who are carrying multiples or who may develop gestational health concerns. “Every patient is a pleasure for me to see,” he says. Available 24/7, Dr. Hakim sees patients throughout their pregnancy. “That personal touch—that’s what you lose when you’re in a large group,” he notes. In addition, he has a surgical success rate of nearly 100 percent for women with stress urinary incontinence.
Organizations: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Connecticut State Medical Society, New Haven County Medical Association, Waterbury Medical Association
Medical School: St. George University School of Medicine
Hospital Affiliations: Waterbury Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital