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Bruce Abell, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of General Surgery

Washington, DC


Dr. Bruce Abell is board-certified in General Surgery. He is an assistant professor with The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Abell completed his medical training at The George Washington University Medical Center in 1992. He subsequently finished his General Surgery residency in 1997 followed by a Critical Care fellowship from 1997-1998. After fellowship, Dr. Abell joined the surgical staff at GW. He specializes in the laparoscopic management of complex ventral and inguinal hernias, abdominal wall reconstructions, and breast cancer. He is well respected in the metropolitan area for his overall care of critically ill patients. He has consistently been named one of Washington DC's Top Doctors in Washingtonian Magazine.


  • Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Critical Care / Trauma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Surgical Education

Education and Training

  • Medical School, Residency, and Fellowship – The George Washington University
  • Undergrad – Colgate University


Dr. Bruce Abell is a paid consultant for TELA Bio.