Michael Abel, M.D.

California Pacific Medical Ctr.
2100 Webster St. #520
San Francisco, CA 94118-1508
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Michael E. Abel, MD is a general and colorectal surgeon. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSF. He serves as Chair of the Department of Surgery at CPMC and Director of the Colorectal Cancer Center of Excellence Program. Dr. Abel earned his MD from Case Western Reserve, completed his general surgery residency training in a combined US Navy/UCSF program, and thereafter a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Abel has extensive expertise in the screening and treatment of benign and malignant colorectal disease and a broad range of gastrointestinal conditions. As an academically trained surgeon, Dr. Abel is highly skilled in laparoscopic surgery and other minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Abel is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and numerous other professional societies and organizations. He has also authored numerous peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Abel served with honor and distinction in the United States Navy as a Lt. Commander at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA and as a surgeon aboard the USS Enterprise.

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Cleveland State University B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Cleveland, Ohio
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, M.D., Cleveland, Ohio
General Surgery Internship, Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, affiliated program of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
General Surgery Residency, UCSF
Cook County Hospital/University of Illinois - Chicago, Colon and Rectal Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery American Board of Surgery
American College of Physician Executives
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American College of Surgeons, Northern California Chapter
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
Northern California Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Asian Surgical Association
Pacific Coast Surgical Association
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons San Francisco Surgical Society
US Navy Commendation Medal
US Navy Humanitarian Service Medal
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