Micha Abeles is a dedicated rheumatologist, currently serving the Meriden area of Connecticut.


He is a highly experienced medical professional, board certified in both rheumatology and internal medicine for over four decades. Throughout his over 40 years of practice, Micha has garnered much recognition and praise, not only his community, but nationwide for his extensive list of research papers and discoveries.

Micha has been a respected mentor to doctors nationwide and continues to share his experience and expertise 40 years later. During his years as a professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut Heath Center, Micha Abeles established quite the reputation as a groundbreaking researcher. Throughout his near four decades of practice, Micha oversaw numerous clinical trials leading to the development of significant medications that are still in use today. Amongst his research, Micha Abeles demonstrated the effectiveness of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors in treating Buerger disease and methotrexate in treating rheumatoid arthritis. During this time, Micha was able to conduct some original research of his which ultimately lead way to him being a co-author of the 1990 fibromyalgia criteria paper. The paper was the first study that was able to fully define the syndrome. Micha, along with co-investigators, were amongst the first to associate the use of steroids and avascular necrosis of bone.

In addition, Micha spearheaded numerous research studies about arthritis. A few notable published articles include “Acute gouty arthritis: The diagnostic importance of aspirating more than one involved joint,” “Aseptic necrosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: Relationship to corticosteroid therapy,” and “Eosinophilic fasciitis – A clinical pathological correlation.”

Micha Abeles’ career in rheumatology only began in 1976, after leaving the U.S. Army. During his time in the force, he served as a major and chief of the outpatient department at Ft. Monroe VA, from 1974-1976. Over the course of those two years, Micha Abeles received much recognition and praise for his outstanding clinical skills and his ability to boost morale in the unit. After leaving the force, he took a fellowship in rheumatology at UConn, where he continued to serve in numerous capacities, including chief of rheumatology.

Micha’s skills and discoveries are undoubtedly unparalleled. His unprecedented work as a medical professional has been rightfully acknowledged nationwide. He has been voted Top Doctor in Connecticut for over two decades now, in addition to being listed as Best Doctor and Castle Connolly top doctor for several years. Today, Micha Abeles practices both rheumatology and internal medicine at his private practice in Meriden, Connecticut. In his spare time, you can often find Micha reading the latest news about arthritis, lupus, and the healthcare system.

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