Maher A. Abbas, MD


Diplomate, American Board of Surgery

Diplomate, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery 


Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons


  • Originally from Lebanon with 31 year career in the USA

  • Married with 3 children. Hometown is Los Angeles, California, USA

  • Former Olympian and competed in the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games

  • Undergraduate studies at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  • Medical school at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

  • Surgical training at the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

  • Colorectal surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida, USA

  • Founding chair of the center for minimally invasive and robotic surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, California, USA

  • Formally regional chief of colon and rectal surgery, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, California, USA

  • Formally Director of the Permanente National Center for Excellence in colon and rectal surgery, Southern California Permanente Group, California, USA

  • Founding chair of the digestive disease institute at the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Highest academic ranks:

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA;

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, California, USA;

Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


  • USA and international editorial boards including associate editor for Diseases of Colon and Rectum, the official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

  • Senior examiner of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and member of both the oral and written examination committees, USA

  • Author of over 150 publications [manuscripts, chapters, editorials, and abstracts]

  • Over 200 USA and international presentations

  • Recipient of 29 honor awards

 

Last updated January 23, 2017