Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5632
Desk:
216.444.3876
Fax:
216.445.7569

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Blood Tests
  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation
  • Orthobiologics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Rheumatology
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Pain & Injury
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Paget's Disease
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Tendinosis
  • Wrist Diseases
View all 21 Specialties +
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Biography

About Abby Abelson, MD, FACR

Abby G. Abelson, MD, FACR, is Chair, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases, the Education Program Director in the Department of Rheumatologic and Immunologic Diseases, as well as Director of Education at the Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Abelson earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, where she was Chief Resident. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Dr. Abelson is board-certified in the subspecialty of Rheumatology and is a certified Clinical Densitometrist. She is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and she currently serves on the Research and Education Foundation Strategic Planning Committee, the Committee on Training and Workforce, and the Subcommittee on Academic Workforce. In 2007, Dr. Abelson received the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation Clinical Scholar Educator Award.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2002

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Rheumatology
Cleveland, OH USA
1986

Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1982

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1980

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1979

Undergraduate - Kirkland College
Clinton, NY USA
1974

Additional Training

  • Harvard-Macy Program for Educators in the Health Professions January -May 2008
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry Certification

Professional Highlights

  • Chair, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases, Cleveland Clinic
  • Interim Chair, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases, Cleveland Clinic
  • Vice Chair for Education, Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Institute, Cleveland Clinic
  • Recipient, Clinical Scholar Education Award, American College of Rheumatology, Research and Education Foundation
  • Member, Committee on Training and Workforce, American College of Rheumatology
  • Chair, Subcommittee of the Academic Workforce, America College of Rheumatology

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

metabolic bone diseases, Osteoporosis

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1979.
  • Alice Paige Cleveland Award for "Outstanding Leadership Qualities," CWRU School of Medicine 1979.
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Doctors in America. Woodward/White, Inc. August, 1998, 2000, 2001-2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
  • Selected for inclusion in Guide to Top Doctors. Center for the Study of Services. 1998, 2001.
  • Selected Participant in the Harvard Macy Institute's Program for Educators in the Healthcare Professions. Cambridge, Massachusetts, January - May 2008
  • Interim Chair, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases-5/08 to present.
  • American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation Clinical Scholar Educator Award 7/08 -6/10.

Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/2/2018, Dr. Abelson has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

110 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

Dr. Abelson is a wonderful physician. She is compassionate, considerate, and thorough. She listens attentively to all questions and concerns. She is the definition of "world class care.".

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

Dr. A has always treated me as a full partner in my medical care. Any changes in meds or treatment are carefully discussed with me before a decision is made.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

In my experience, Dr. A is always punctual.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Dr. Abelson is wonderful. She is very personable and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

Dr. Abelson is a consummate physician/ professional.as Chair, she has engendered her ethic to a department. The community is fortunate for her excellence and humanity.

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

Dr. Abelson is an extraordinary woman and doctor. I feel that she is the "best" with regards to her skill and knowledge but as important she is completely kind and caring. I am delighted to have her as my Rheumatologist.

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

Excellent discourse with Dr. Abelson. She is thorough, clear in explanations and caring of patient.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

*Dr. Abelson is an excellent dr. Very kind meets my needs.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

I love Abby!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Abelson since late in 1996, when she was at University Hospital. She is the best doctor I have seen in my life to date! She listens carefully, and is compassionate, professional, & thorough at the same time. She is a rare find among physicians today.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017

Dr Abelson is a wonderful Doctor. She has always treated me well and is very caring.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2017

Made me feel welcome, Excellent explanation of current status of disease process, included me in decision making, made me feel I could depend upon her

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2017

My visit to Dr. Abelson was excellent. She was caring, knowledgable, helped me to understand a subject that I knew little about, helped me to feel at ease.

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