About Micha Abeles
Micha Abeles 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 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 got his start in the medical field while he was in the U.S. Army. During his time in the force, Micha 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, Micha 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 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 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 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 Micha 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 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 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. Micha Abeles also serves on the editorial boards of two academic journals as a respected expert in rheumatology with specialized expertise in fibromyalgia and lupus.
Do You Have Arthritis?
Do you take Humira for your arthritis? Micha Abeles 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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