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George Abraham MD, MPH

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentMedicine
AddressSaint Vincent Hospital
123 Summer Street
Worcester MA 01608
Phone508-363-7300
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    DivisionCommunity Internal Medicine


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    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, United StatesMPH
    Christian Medical College, Vellore, TN, IndiaMB BSBachelor of Medicine & Surgery
    Christian Medical College, Vellore, TN, IndiaMDInternal Medicine
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    2001Outstanding Primary Care Educator Award, University of MA Medical School
    2005A. Jane Fitzpatrick Community Service Award, Worcester District Medical Society
    2008Healthcare Hero Award, Worcester Business Journal
    2010Leadership Award, MA Chapter of American College of Physicians
    2011Alpha Omega Alpha, University of MA Medical School

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    George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also Associate Chief of Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital.Dr. Abraham received an MD from the Christian Medical College, India. He was also a WHO fellow in HIV disease in Uganda, as well as an ID fellow at the Communicable Disease Center in Singapore. He completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester and then earned an MPH in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Specialties in Infectious Disease. He is also certified by the American Board of Ambulatory and Urgent Care Medicine, and the American Association of Medical Review Officers.Dr. Abraham has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as at national and international meetings. He has also written prolifically on issues of public health in the media. He has lectured on healthcare issues throughout Central Massachusetts.Dr. Abraham is a past-president of the Worcester District Medical Society. He also serves as a Trustee of the Massachusetts Medical Society, as the Secretary/Treasurer for the American College of Physicians and as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. Additional memberships include the American College of Physicians (where he is a Fellow), the American Medical Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society.Dr. Abraham, who maintains a practice at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA, also volunteers at a number of free clinics in the city of Worcester. In the past, he has volunteered with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity, and also leads medical mission trips to rural Louisiana and Mexico, with his church.

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    1. Mishra AK, Abraham BM, Sahu KK, George AA, Sargent J, Kranis MJ, George SV, Abraham GM. Harms and Contributors of Leaving Against Medical Advice in Patients With Infective Endocarditis. J Patient Saf. 2022 Jul 06. PMID: 35797474.
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    2. Qaseem A, Yost J, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Abraham GM, Jokela JA, Forciea MA, Miller MC, Humphrey LL. Should Remdesivir Be Used for the Treatment of Patients With COVID-19? Rapid, Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 2, Update Alert 3). Ann Intern Med. 2022 05; 175(5):W55-W57. PMID: 35226518.
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    3. Qaseem A, Yost J, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Forciea MA, Abraham GM, Miller MC, Obley AJ, Humphrey LL, Akl EA, Andrews R, Dunn A, Haeme R, Kansagara DL, Tschanz MP. What Is the Antibody Response and Role in Conferring Natural Immunity After SARS-CoV-2 Infection? Rapid, Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 2). Ann Intern Med. 2022 04; 175(4):556-565. PMID: 35073153.
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    4. Centor RM, Abraham GM, Jena AB. Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - The Importance of International Medical Graduates. Ann Intern Med. 2021 Nov; 174(11):OC1. PMID: 34724411.
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    5. Qaseem A, Yost J, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Abraham GM, Jokela JA, Miller MC, Forciea MA, Humphrey LL. Update Alert 2: Should Remdesivir Be Used for the Treatment of Patients With COVID-19? Rapid, Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 2). Ann Intern Med. 2021 12; 174(12):W116-W117. PMID: 34606308.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. Qaseem A, Yost J, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Abraham GM, Jokela JA, Miller MC, Forciea MA, Humphrey LL, Dunn A, Andrews R, Haeme R, Tschanz MP. Update Alert: Should Remdesivir Be Used for the Treatment of Patients With COVID-19? Rapid, Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 2). Ann Intern Med. 2021 09; 174(9):W66-W67. PMID: 34251904.
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    7. Alampoondi Venkataramanan SV, George L, Sahu KK, Abraham GM. A 5-Year Retrospective Analysis of Raoultella planticola Bacteriuria. Infect Drug Resist. 2021; 14:1989-2001. PMID: 34103946.
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    8. Abraham GM, Saravolatz LD. The American Board of Internal Medicine's New Longitudinal Assessment Option and What It Means for Infectious Disease Specialists. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 05 18; 72(10):1854-1857. PMID: 33005939.
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    9. Tripathi K, Loganathan S, Trivedi N, Abraham GM. Impact of hepatitis C remission on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: primary care outpatient experience. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2021; 11(3):354-356. PMID: 34234905.
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    10. Qaseem A, Yost J, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Forciea MA, Abraham GM, Miller MC, Obley AJ, Humphrey LL, Centor RM, Akl EA, Andrews R, Bledsoe TA, Haeme R, Kansagara DL. What Is the Antibody Response and Role in Conferring Natural Immunity After SARS-CoV-2 Infection? Rapid, Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 1). Ann Intern Med. 2021 06; 174(6):828-835. PMID: 33721518.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    11. Qaseem A, Yost J, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Abraham GM, Jokela JA, Forciea MA, Miller MC, Humphrey LL, Centor RM, Andrews R, Haeme R. Should Remdesivir Be Used for the Treatment of Patients With COVID-19? Rapid, Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 2). Ann Intern Med. 2021 05; 174(5):673-679. PMID: 33560862.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. Kanaan AO, Sullivan KM, Seed SM, Cookson NA, Spooner LM, Abraham GM. In the Eye of the Storm: The Role of the Pharmacist in Medication Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic at an Urban Teaching Hospital. Pharmacy (Basel). 2020 Nov 21; 8(4). PMID: 33233363.
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    13. Sahu KK, Lal A, Mishra AK, Abraham GM. Aerococcus-Related Infections and their Significance: A 9-Year Retrospective Study. J Microsc Ultrastruct. 2021 Jan-Mar; 9(1):18-25. PMID: 33850708.
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    14. Gantzer HE, Fincher JW, Fox WE, Kane GC, Cooney TG, Abraham GM, Andrews R. Election 2020: Comparison of the American College of Physicians' Vision for a Better U.S. Health Care System With the Presidential Candidates' Plans. Ann Intern Med. 2020 12 01; 173(11):929-932. PMID: 33105093.
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    15. Abraham GM, Morton JB, Saravolatz LD. Baloxavir: A Novel Antiviral Agent in the Treatment of Influenza. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 10 23; 71(7):1790-1794. PMID: 32020174.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Abraham GM, Obley AJ, Humphrey LL, Qaseem A, Centor RM, Akl E, Forceia MA, Haeme R, Hamilton PG, Hood GA, Jokela JA, Kansagara DL, Levine MA, Mason JR, Marcucci M. World Health Organization Guidelines on Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Best Practice Advice From the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2021 01; 174(1):98-100. PMID: 33017566.
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    17. Qaseem A, Yost J, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Abraham GM, Jokela JA, Forciea MA, Miller MC, Humphrey LL, Centor RM, Andrews R, Haeme R, Kansagara DL, Marcucci M. Should Remdesivir Be Used for the Treatment of Patients With COVID-19? Rapid, Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 1). Ann Intern Med. 2021 02; 174(2):229-236. PMID: 33017175.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    18. Qaseem A, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Yost J, Miller MC, Abraham GM, Obley AJ, Forciea MA, Jokela JA, Humphrey LL, Centor RM, Andrews R, Bledsoe TA, Haeme R, Kansagara DL, Marcucci M. Use of N95, Surgical, and Cloth Masks to Prevent COVID-19 in Health Care and Community Settings: Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 1). Ann Intern Med. 2020 10 20; 173(8):642-649. PMID: 32551813.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    19. Qaseem A, Yost J, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Miller MC, Abraham GM, Obley AJ, Forciea MA, Jokela JA, Humphrey LL. Update Alert: Should Clinicians Use Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine Alone or in Combination With Azithromycin for the Prophylaxis or Treatment of COVID-19? Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2020 07 21; 173(2):W48-W51. PMID: 32551892.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    20. Sullivan KM, Nicolas SE, Burton SJ, Spooner LM, Kanaan AO, Abraham GM. Innovative approach for sustaining an institutional medication safety committee. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2020 05 19; 77(11):826-829. PMID: 32426846.
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    21. Qaseem A, Yost J, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Miller MC, Abraham GM, Obley AJ, Forciea MA, Jokela JA, Humphrey LL, Centor RM, Andrews R, Bledsoe TA, Haeme R, Kansagara DL, Marcucci M. Should Clinicians Use Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine Alone or in Combination With Azithromycin for the Prophylaxis or Treatment of COVID-19? Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 1). Ann Intern Med. 2020 07 21; 173(2):137-142. PMID: 32422063.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    22. Sahu KK, Mishra AK, Lal A, Abraham GM. Mycobacterium Avium Complex: A Rare Cause of Pancytopenia in HIV Infection. J Microsc Ultrastruct. 2020 Jan-Mar; 8(1):27-30. PMID: 32166062.
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    23. Sahu KK, Mishra AK, Lal A, Siddiqui AD, Abraham GM. From Oncologist's Desk: Hemato-Oncological Aspect of Using Vaporizers, E-Cigarettes, and Other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus. 2020 Jan; 36(1):202-204. PMID: 32158108.
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    24. Lal A, Davaro R, Mishra AK, Sahu KK, Abraham GM. Detection of coexisting toxigenic Clostridium difficile and nontyphoidal Salmonella in a healthcare worker with diarrhea: A therapeutic dilemma. J Family Med Prim Care. 2019 Aug; 8(8):2724-2727. PMID: 31548964.
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    25. Lal A, Mishra AK, Sahu KK, Abraham GM. Machine Learning and Patient Expectations: Potential Point of Disconnect. Am J Med. 2019 10; 132(10):e750. PMID: 31375214.
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    26. Lal A, Mishra AK, Sahu KK, Abraham GM. The return of Koch's: Ineffective treatment or re-infection. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin (Engl Ed). 2020 Mar; 38(3):144-145. PMID: 31307825.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Sullivan KM, Spooner LM, Harris E, Lowe K, Abraham GM. A Bitter Pill to Swallow: Why Medication Safety Is Critical in Hepatitis C Treatment. P T. 2018 Dec; 43(12):764-768. PMID: 30559590.
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    28. Lal A, Akhtar J, Ullah A, Abraham GM. First Case of Pleural Empyema Caused by Staphylococcus simulans: Review of the Literature. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2018; 2018:7831284. PMID: 30405924.
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    29. Lal A, Akhtar J, Isaac S, Mishra AK, Khan MS, Noreldin M, Abraham GM. Unusual cause of chest pain, Bornholm disease, a forgotten entity; case report and review of literature. Respir Med Case Rep. 2018; 25:270-273. PMID: 30364740.
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    30. Li Y, George A, Arnaout S, Wang JP, Abraham GM. Splenic Infarction: An Under-recognized Complication of Infectious Mononucleosis? Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Mar; 5(3):ofy041. PMID: 29577060.
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    31. Abraham GM, Spooner LM. Citius, Altius, Fortius: The New Paradigm in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Disease. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 01 18; 66(3):464-474. PMID: 29020275.
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    32. Abara WE, Qaseem A, Schillie S, McMahon BJ, Harris AM, Abraham GM, Centor R, DeLong DM, Gantzer HE, Horwitch CA, Humphrey LL, Jokela JA, Li JMW, Lohr RH, López AM, McLean RM. Hepatitis B Vaccination, Screening, and Linkage to Care: Best Practice Advice From the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ann Intern Med. 2017 12 05; 167(11):794-804. PMID: 29159414.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    33. Spooner LM, Abraham GM. Sustained virological response in a treatment-experienced patient with hepatitis C virus genotype 6 infection: Follow-up on a reported case. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 04 15; 74(8):555. PMID: 28389452.
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    34. Al Hammadi A, Mitchell M, Abraham GM, Wang JP. Recrudescence of Plasmodium falciparum in a Primigravida After Nearly 3 Years of Latency. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 03; 96(3):642-644. PMID: 28044045.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    35. Spooner LM, Abraham GM. Retreatment of a treatment-experienced patient with genotype 6 hepatitis C virus infection: follow-up on a reported case. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015 Jan 01; 72(1):14-6. PMID: 25511831.
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    36. Abraham GM, Spooner LM. Sofosbuvir in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C: new dog, new tricks. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 01; 59(3):411-5. PMID: 24748524.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    37. Gammal RS, Spooner LM, Abraham GM. Failed triple therapy in a treatment-experienced patient with genotype 6 hepatitis C infection. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2014 Feb 01; 71(3):204-8. PMID: 24429013.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    38. Chhabra L, Abraham GM, McGillicuddy GT. A nail in the head. Lancet. 2014 Feb 01; 383(9915):e10. PMID: 24035249.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Chhabra L, Abraham GM. An unusual oro-naso-sinus communication resulting from heroin and cocaine snorting. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jul 02; 2013. PMID: 23821632.
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    40. Seed SM, Spooner LM, O'Connor K, Abraham GM. A multidisciplinary approach in travel medicine: the pharmacist perspective. J Travel Med. 2011 Sep-Oct; 18(5):352-4. PMID: 21896100.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    41. Seed SM, Spooner LM, O’Connor K, Abraham G . A Multidisciplinary Approach in Travel Medicine – The Pharmacist Perspective. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2011; 18:352-354.
    42. Tuiskula KA, Sullivan KM, Abraham G, Lahoz MR. Utilizing a Multi-Step Process to Assess Warfarin Patient Education Materials in an. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists. 2010; 6(68 ):974-8.
    43. Vijayakrishnan R, Kouser J, Abraham G. Serratia rubidaea as a Rare Cause of Gram-Negative Bacteremia. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2010; 5(18):336-337.
    44. Abraham G, Finkelberg D, Spooner LM. Daptomycin induced acute renal and hepatic failure. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2008; 5(42):719-721.
    45. Pandian JD, Kalra G, Jaison A, Deepak SS, Shamsher S, Singh Y, Abraham G. Knowledge of Stroke among Stroke Patients and their Relatives in Northwest India. Neurology India. 2006; 2(54):152-156.
    46. Pandian JD, Abraham G. Public Awareness of Warning Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment of Stroke in. Stroke. 2005; 36:644-648.
    47. Tandar A, Abraham G, Gurka J, Stolbach L, Wendel M. Recurrent peritoneal mesothelioma with long-delayed recurrence - a case report and. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2001; 33(3)(8):247-250.
    48. Marik PE, Abraham G, Careau P, Varon J, Fromm RE. The ex-vivo antimicrobial activity and colonization rate of two antimicrobial-bonded. Crit Care Med. 1999; 27(6):1128-31.
    49. Abraham G, Leo YS, Singh M, Wong SY. Visceral Leishmaniasis in Singapore: A case report. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1997; 26 :713-716.
    50. Abraham G, Dhar KL. Ventricular tachycardia following Organophosphorus poisoning. J. Assoc. Physicians of India. 1995; 2(43):143.
    51. Dhar KL, Thomas MS, Abraham G . Changing trends in the treatment of Salmonella typhi infection in Northwestern India. J. Assoc. Physicians of India. 1993; 41:616.
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