WARREN, N.J., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Who's Who recognizes Paul I. Abend, D.O., FAAPM&R, as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of his contributions to the Medical field.
Less than one year ago, Dr. Abend established the Sañare Center for Integrative Medicine, which, according to its website, "offers a unique blend of Eastern and Western principles and practices in a welcoming, peaceful and personalized environment." "We emphasize respect for the human capacity for healing, the importance of our relationships with each patient and a collaborative approach to patient care among our practitioners."
Dr. Abend brings over 25 years of experience to his role. He specializes in Physiatry, which encompasses Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, and is Double Board Certified in Family Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
In addition to his ownership of the Sañare Center, Dr. Abend has served as the Founder, Medical Director, and President of Consultants in Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine for the past 27 years. He is also the President and Founder of the Union County Surgical Center, and the Founder and Past President, of the Robert Wood Johnson University Ambulatory Surgical Center. Dr. Abend has also served as Past Chief Medical Officer of Partners Healthcare, an Institutional Pharmacy and Hospice that offers Infusion, Home and Durable Healthcare Equipment. He is also the Past Medical Director and Founder of Comprehensive Rehabilitation Institute of New Jersey, a unique and sophisticated underwater gymnasium and a full land rehabilitation center sold to a Major Medical University Center, and the Medical Director and Founder of Comprehensive Autism Assessment and Treatment Center of New Jersey (Autism Think Tank, NJ), a Non-Profit Internationally Recognized for using World Renowned Medical Experts in the field of Autism via Teleconferencing.
Furthermore, Dr. Abend is the Founder and Preceptor for the Department of Family Medicine Residency Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Desensitizing and Teaching Residents, and working with Children and Adults with Autism and the Medical Complexities (Gastrointestinal, Seizures, and Psychiatric issues). Currently he is in the process of Founding a Vocational Program (Farming) for Special Needs Adults so they can contribute to society and have a purposeful and meaningful life. He is also the Co-Founder of the First Residential Home for Adults with Special Needs in New Jersey, and Winner of the Division of Recreational Disabilities Governors Highest Award.
Dr. Abend earned his medical degree at the New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, where he served as Student Body President, and earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Drew University. He was a Resident, and Chief Resident in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, and in Family Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Additionally, he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
In recognition of his work, he has been the Founding Preceptor since the inception of the Kessler Institute Musculoskeletal Pain Management Fellowship Program for the past ten years. He is also the Past President of both the New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the New Jersey Society of Medical Specialties.
Just this year, he was listed in the Leading Physicians of the World, 2016, for his work in Medicine, as well as his Extensive Humanitarian work in the field of Autism.
In 2015, Dr. Abend was awarded the Dr. Margaret L. Bauman Award, which is awarded to a Medical Professional who goes above and beyond the call of duty in their field. In this case, Dr. Abend received the award due to his contributions towards Autism. This was also the expertise of the award's founder, Dr. Margaret L. Bauman, who had a 45-year accomplished career in the Autism field.
Additionally, he received the 2014 Drew University College Alumni Award for Volunteer Services, which, according to the Drew University website, is awarded to those, "who have demonstrated outstanding character, loyalty to Drew, and have made significant contributions to their community, state or nation as a volunteer."
Also due to his work in the field of Autism, he was awarded the Jefferson Award for Medicine, a Prestigious National Recognition, Honoring Community and Public Volunteerism, for the State of New Jersey and Region. Dr. Abend also received the New Jersey Top Doctor Award from 2000-Present. Additionally, he was awarded the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award from Warren Township.
To further his professional development, Dr. Abend is a Diplomate with the Association of Academic Physiatrists, a Fellow with the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Medicine.
When not working, Dr. Abend enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and three children. He dedicates this recognition to his entire family for their love and support.
Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, firstname.lastname@example.org
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