Dr Abel is one of approximately 400 Oculofacial Plastic Surgeons in the United States. An Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Abel is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Abel received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia PA and completed his residency in Ophthalmologyat Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He completed a two-year Fellowship in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. Dr. Abel is a member of the clinical faculty at Christiana Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and A.I. Dupont Institute for Children. He has lectured and presented scientific papers at various national surgical meeting around the country. He has authored numerous scientific articles in textbooks and journals pertaining to both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Abel also has a profound interest in medical missions for developing countries, which has included trips to India and Nepal.