• About Micha Abeles M.D.

    Micha Abeles M.D. is a rheumatologist based in Meriden, Connecticut. He is a highly experienced medical professional -- board certified in both rheumatology and internal medicine for over four decades. Throughout his 40 years of practice, Micha Abeles M.D. has garnered much recognition and praise by doctors and other healthcare professionals nationwide for his groundbreaking discoveries and research into the realm of arthritis.

     

    Micha Abeles M.D. got his start in the medical field while he was in the U.S. Army. During his time in the force, Dr. Abeles served as a major and chief of the outpatient department at Ft. Monroe Virginia. He received recognition and praise for his outstanding clinical skills and his ability to boost moral in the unit. After leaving the force in 1976, Dr. Abeles started his career in rheumatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center as a fellow.

     

    Proving himself an effective researcher and instructor, by 1978 he had been made an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology. Alongside his work as a faculty member, Micha Abeles M.D. coordinated the John Dempsey Hospital clinical clerkship program and worked as the chief of the Burgdorf Rheumatology Clinic. In 1980, he established a part-time private practice, treating patients as a rheumatologist.

     

    In 1986, Micha Abeles M.D. became an associate professor of medicine, and was named associate director of the University of Connecticut Multipurpose Arthritis Center. He researched a variety of rheumatological conditions, and performed numerous clinical trials of new treatments that lead to the development of significant medications that are still in use today.

     

    Over his career, Micha Abeles M.D. presented over 80 abstracts in regional and national meetings, authored numerous book chapters, and has authored or co-authored over 50 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. A few of the big discoveries Dr. Abeles and his co-authors made were “The Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Gold,” “Do Spray Coolant Anesthetics Contaminate an Aseptic Field?” and “Low Dose Methotrexate in Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

     

    In addition to his research, Micha Abeles M.D. was associate director of an NIH funded Multipurpose Arthritis Center for 12 years, as well as director of the rheumatology clinical practice for the University of Connecticut Health Center. He served as chief of the division of rheumatology from 2007 to 2016. Named a full professor of medicine in 2010, he retired from the University in 2016.

     

    Currently, Micha Abeles M.D. works full-time in his own private practice. He has been voted Top Doctor in Connecticut for over two decades now, in addition to being listed as Best Doctor and Castle Connolly top doctor for several years. Dr. Abeles also serves on the editorial boards of two academic journals as a respected expert in rheumatology with specialized expertise in fibromyalgia and lupus.

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    Do you take Humira for your arthritis? Micha Abeles M.D. put together this presentation to stress how high drug costs are in the Unites States -- and how low it is elsewhere in the world.

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  • Curriculum Vitae

    Education

    1967-1971 State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (MD)

    1963-1967 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (BA)

      Licensure

    Connecticut, New York and Virginia

      Professional Experience
    • 2016: Private Practice
    • 2010-2016: Professor of Medicine
    • 2007-2016: Interim Chief, Division Rheumatic Diseases - UConn HC
    • 2007-2016: Vice Chair UCHC Institutional Review Board
    • 2005-2016: Coordinator Rheumatology Division CME Activities
    • 1999-2016: Director, Rheumatology Practice – UConn
    • 1998-2016: Member UCHC Institutional Review Board
    • 1998-2016: Coordinator Rheumatology Intercity Journal Club
    • 1998-2016: Coordinator Rheumatology Intercity Grand Rounds
    • 1986-2010: Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic Diseases, Department of Medicine, UConn Health Center
    • 1986-1998: Associate Director, Multipurpose Arthritis Center, UConn
    • 1980-2016: Part time private practice
    • 1978-1985: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic Diseases, Department of Medicine, UConn
    • 1978-1981: Coordinator, Clinical Clerkship Program, John Dempsey Hospital
    • 1978-1980: Chief, Burgdorf Rheumatology Clinic
    • 1976-1978:Connecticut Arthritis Foundation Fellowship in Rheumatology, UConn; Clinical Instructor in Medicine, UConn
    • 1974-1976: U.S. Army Serviceman stationed at Fort Monroe, Virginia; Chief, Outpatient Department and Special Clinics; Director, Rheumatology Clinic; Consulting Physician, Newport News Health Department
    • 1972-1974: Residency; Medical Residency - University Program, Buffalo, NY.
    • 1971-1972: Internship; Medical Intern - University Program, Buffalo, NY.
      Boards
    • Editorial Board member- Rheumatology-Current Research (2011-)
    • Connecticut Rheumatology Association-Board of Directors (2010-)
    • Medical Advisory Board, Easter Seals Rehabilitation (1981-1988)
    • Rheumatology (1978)
    • Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter, Board of Directors
      Societies
    • American College of Physicians
    • American College of Rheumatology
    • Hartford County Medical Society
    • New Haven County Medical Society
    • New York Academy of Science
    • State of Connecticut Medical Society
      Committees
    • Department of Rehabilitation Services Advisory Committee, UConn Health Center(1996-2004 )
    • Department of Rehabilitation Services Advisory Committee, UConn Health Center (1985-2004)
    • Public Policy and Advocacy Committee - Connecticut Arthritis Foundation (1997-2003)
    • Medical Liability Committee, New Haven County Medical Society (1992-2002)
    • Rheumatology Operational & Space Committee (1996)
    • Arthritis Foundation, Connecticut Chapter, Government Affairs Committee (1990-1996)
    • Task Forces at UConn Health Center; Task Force for Low Back Pain (1995)
    • Member Medical and Scientific Committee of the CT Arthritis Foundation (1984-1987)
    • Chairman Awards and Grants Subcommittee of the Medical & Scientific Committee - Connecticut Arthritis Foundation (1984-1986)
    • American College of Rheumatology, Fibromyalgia Multicenter Criteria Committee
    • American College of Rheumatology, Fibromyalgia Prevalence Committee
    Advising & Ad Hoc Reviewing
    • Advisor Meriden Visiting Nurse Association (1982-1985)
    • Arthritis Care and Research
    • Arthritis and Rheumatism
    • Complications in Orthopedics
    • Journal of Rheumatology
    • Patient Care
    • Post Graduate Medicine
    • Seminars in Rheumatic Diseases
      Consulting
    • State of Connecticut Therapeutics Committee (2009-2010)
    • State of Connecticut Department of Public Health (2000-2001)
      Awards

    Best Doctors for multiple years
    Castle Connolly Top Doctors for multiple years

     

    Editorials Publications: See ResearchGate

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