Education and Training
MD - Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Pediatrics - NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Pediatric Rheumatology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow
Departments and Services
Cullen D, Abel D, Attridge M, Fein JA. Exploring the Gap: Food Insecurity and Resource Engagement. Academic Pediatrics, 21(3):440-445, 2021 Apr 1.
Abel D, Ardoin SP, Gorelik M. The potential role of Colchicine in preventing coronary vascular disease in childhood-onset lupus: a new view on an old drug. Pediatric Rheumatology, 19(1):15, 2021 Feb 16.
Carlin RF, Fischer AM, Pitkowsky Z, Abel D, Sewell TB, Grun Landau E, Caddle S, Robbins-Milne L, Boneparth A, Milner JD, Cheung EW, Zachariah P, Stockwell MS, Anderson BR, Gorelik M. Discriminating Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Requiring Treatment from Common Febrile Conditions in Outpatient Settings. The Journal of Pediatrics, 229:26-32, 2021 Feb 1.
Abel D, Shen MY, Abid Z, Hennigan C, Boneparth A, Miller EH, Uhlemann AC, McBrian DK, Thakur K, Silver W, Bain JM. Encephalopathy and bilateral thalamic lesions in a child with MIS-C associated with COVID-19. Neurology, 95(16):745-48, 2020 Oct 20.
Mishori R, Anastario M, Naimer K, Varanasi S, Ferdowsian H, Abel D, Chugh K. mJustice: the Preliminary Development of a Mobile Human Rights App for Medical-Forensic Documentation of Sexual Violence in Low-Resource Environments and Conflict Zones. Global Health: Science and Practice, 5(1):138-151, 2017 Mar 24.
Abel D. Behind the Scales. Lombardi Voices. Vol 14, 2017 Oct.
Posters and Presentations
Abel D, Leander R, Drucker G, Huber C, Nieto A, Hulse E, Kannan N, Rausch JC. (2021) Assessment of a Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program in the Northern Manhattan Community. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies; Virtual Conference.
Abel D, Abid Z, Avis E. (2020) Advocacy in Action: Working to End Gun Violence. Presentation at the Diversity and Inclusion Symposium, Columbia Pediatric Residency Program; New York, NY.
Abel D, Earley C. (2019) Legislative Advocacy: Early Intervention and Special Education Services. Presentation for the Legislative Advocacy curriculum, Columbia Pediatric Residency Program; New York, NY.
Sutter K, Crossley J, Abel D, Tefera E, Fitzgibbons SC. (2019) Fellows in the Operating Room: Understanding the Impact on Resident Operative Experience. Oral Presentation at the MedStar Health Research Symposium; Bethesda, MD.
Abel D, Woodford A, Fein J, Cullen D. (2018) Food Insecurity and Resource Engagement: How Can We Close the Gap? Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies; Toronto, CA.
Sutter K, Crossley J, Abel D, Fitzgibbons SC. (2018) Fellows in the Operating Room: Understanding the Impact on Resident Operative Experience. Oral Presentation at American College of Surgeons 104th Annual Clinical Congress; Boston, MA.
Abel D, Woodford A, Fein J, Cullen D. (2018) Food Insecurity and Resource Engagement: How Can We Close the Gap? Poster Presentation at Georgetown University School of Medicine Student Research Day; Washington, DC.
Awards and Honors
2020, Student and Resident Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRSYM) Scholarship Award
2018, Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology Award, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2018, Top Podium Presentation Award | Student Research Day, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2018, Cum laude, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2018, Health Justice Scholar, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2017, 2020, Honorary Guest Speaker to Classes of 2021 and 2024, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2015, Primary Care Scholar in Pediatrics, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
2012, Magna cum laude, Duke University
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2019-present, American College of Rheumatology
2019-present, Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance
2017-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
Patient Experience Ratings
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