Michael Abel, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, Surgeon; California Pacific Medical Center

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

Pioneering research advances for the surgical treatment of colorectal cancer and gastrointestinal disorders

Research Overview

  • Dr. Michael Abel is a board-certified general and colorectal surgeon, specializing in the treatment of colon and rectal cancers, and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. He provides state-of-the-art surgical care in a multidisciplinary team setting.
  • He is a Principal Investigator for clinical studies of new approaches to the surgical treatment of GI cancers, anal fissures, and bowel diseases.
  • Dr. Abel presents nationally on the healthcare system, and new means to integrate healthcare through emerging technologies.
  • As a clinician and surgeon, Dr. Abel collaborates with healthcare experts within Sutter Health to advance treatments for colorectal cancer. He is a Physician Lead in CPMCRI’s Cancer Avatar Project.

Training

Dr. Abel received his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He completed residency training in surgery at the Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland, a UCSF-affiliated program, and a fellowship at Cook County Hospital.

Publication Search

Publications

Wang JY, Garcia-Aguilar J, Sternberg JA, Abel ME, Varma MG, Treatment of transsphincteric anal fistulas: are fistula plugs an acceptable alternative? Dis Colon Rectum

Michael Abel, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, Surgeon; California Pacific Medical Center
Primary Research Interests
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Complex anorectal diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Cancer Clinical Trials