ACR Member to Chair Rheumatology Department at Cleveland Clinic

Abby Abelson, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic. She had served as interim chair of the department since May 2008. She also chairs the Medical and Scientific Committee of the Arthritis Foundation.

After earning her MD at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Abelson completed a residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland and a rheumatology fellowship at University Hospitals in Cleveland. She joined the staff at Cleveland Clinic in 2002.

“I am honored to chair a department that has a long tradition of accomplishments in patient care, research, and education,” says Dr. Abelson. “Our staff includes national leaders and it is an honor to support them in our continued growth.”

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