After receiving his BA from Cornell University, Dr. Micha Abeles studied for his MD at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, through which he also completed his internship and residency. Between 1974 and 1976, Dr. Micha Abeles served in the United States Army, including as the director of the Rheumatology Clinic and chief of the Outpatient Department and Special Clinics at Fort Monroe.

In 1976, Dr. Micha Abeles left the U.S. Army for a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. During his fellowship, he also served as a clinical instructor of medicine, and in 1978, he became an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatic Diseases. Over the ensuing years, Dr. Micha Abeles taught students and conducted groundbreaking research in rheumatology, eventually becoming a full professor in the Department of Medicine. The author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, he was among the researchers who first characterized fibromyalgia. Moreover, he ran trials on several medications that are used to treat various rheumatologic diseases, including Enbrel and Humira.

Between 1980 and 2016, concurrent with undertaking the foregoing activities, Dr. Abeles operated a part-time private medical practice, which he opened on a full-time basis in 2016.

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