Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Abrams grew up in Mexico City, where he attended school and obtain his medical degree from the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). After graduating, he returned to his native Chicago, where he completed his post-graduate training at Swedish Covenant Hospital/Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital. He obtained his board certification in emergency medicine since 1993 and spent the first part of his career as the medical director of the Emergency Department at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. In addition, he was the president of Emergency and Ambulatory Care Consultants, providing staffing to several hospitals in the Chicago area.
Dr. Abrams moved to San Antonio in 2001, where he joined Edcare Management/Hospital Physician Partners, becoming the medical director of the emergency department at Southwest General Hospital in San Antonio, as well as regional medical director for the company, supervising medical care in over 10 emergency departments. He joined Arete medical group in 2010, serving as medical director/chief medical officer of our clinics. Dr. Abrams brings experience and leadership to our new emergency clinic. Focused on providing excellent medical care and customer service, he says that “we should treat patients as if they were members of our own family”.