Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Pediatrics, Combined Residency Program,  Boston, MA


Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, A

Graduate Degree

MPH - Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Preventative Health, Chicago, IL

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Abaya, R. Chart of Common Medications. Association Guidebook for Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2014.

Abaya. R. Calello, D.: Toxicology. The Philadelphia Guide Inpatient Pediatrics, 2e. Chapter 30, 2014.

Posters and Presentations


Abaya, R; Sule, J.: Common Practice in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria in Children Under 5 years of Age with Febrile Illness in Northern Nigeria. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies 2014 Annual Meeting May 2014 May 2014.

Awards and Honors

2012, Fred Lovejoy Resident Research and Education Grant/Boston

2011, Von L. Meyer Scholarship for International Clinical Experience/Boston Combined Residency Program

2009, Recipient, James A. Stockman, III Award for Excellence in Pediatrics and Child Health

2008, Recipient, Ken and Ruth Davee Scholarship for Global health and Underserved Medicine/Global Health Initiative:/Feinberg School of Medicine

2007-2009, Honors in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology, and Pediatric Infectious Disease clerkships/Feinberg School of Medicine

2005-2006, Recipient, L.W. Oliphant Grant: Merit based scholarship towards medical school tuition

2005, Merit based One-Year Tuition Award/Feinberg School of Medicine Scholar Award

2005, Graduating Distinguished Scholar in Biology Major with the Highest G.P.A.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2012-present, Reviewer, "Pediatric Emergency Care", Williams and Wilkins

Academic and Institutional Committees

2013-present, Neck Mass/Neck Infection Pathway Development team, Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2012-present, Sepsis Quality Improvement Committee, Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2014-present, AAP, Section on International Child Health