Accomplished Rheumatologist and Researcher Dr. Micha Abeles
A veteran of the field of rheumatology currently in private practice in Meriden, Connecticut., Dr. Micha Abeles launched his career with a fellowship at the University of Connecticut in 1976. Later, Dr. Micha Abeles joined the school's staff as a professor of medicine and undertook a number of important research questions; some of his most recent work has looked at the field of antibody testing. He published a paper showing how different labs interpreted anti-nuclear antibodies differently, which limits their usefulness.
Some of Dr. Abeles' other major accomplishments include serving as co-author on a 1990 Fibromyalgia Criteria Paper and writing early papers describing how methotrexate could be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Additionally, he was one of the first researchers to describe eosinophilic fasciitis and to demonstrate that phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors could treat thrombangiitis obliterans.
Dr. Abeles earned his bachelor's degree from Cornell University, where he participated on the fencing team. He has coached the sport at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the College of William & Mary.