Phoenix, Arizona


Abraham.Neena@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The primary research interests of Neena S. Abraham, M.D., include patient-centered outcomes, value analysis and policy outcomes related to use of pharmacologic agents, and gastrointestinal disorders. Specifically, Dr. Abraham investigates how anti-thrombotic drugs contribute to gastrointestinal bleeding, with particular attention to their effects in cardiac patients, the elderly and the highly comorbid. Dr. Abraham also studies the impact of patient engagement in medical decision-making and collaborative care models, involving gastroenterologists and cardiologists to enhance patient safety, best practice prescription strategies and health-modifying behaviors.

Focus areas

  • Cardiogastroenterology and patient-centered outcomes in cardiac patients at risk of gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Process of care and periendoscopic management of anti-platelet and anticoagulant management to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Medical decision-making and shared decision-making

Significance to patient care

Dr. Abraham's research contributes to better care and improved outcomes for cardiac patients who are at risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. This includes improved strategies for prescription drug management, patient engagement in shared decision-making and risk factor modification to prevent gastrointestinal adverse events. In this way, Dr. Abraham endeavors to improve gastrointestinal outcomes for elderly and frail cardiac patients through improved prescription management and communication regarding treatment choices.

Professional highlights

  • Associate medical director in Arizona, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic, 2014-present
  • Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association, 2013-present
  • Chair, ABIM Maintenance of Certification program, American College of Gastroenterology, 2011-present
  • Chair, American College of Cardiology-American College of Gastroenterology-American Heart Association Expert Consensus Panel to develop best practice recommendations regarding the concomitant use of proton pump inhibitors and thienopyridines, 2010
  • Trustee, American College of Gastroenterology, 2009-2015
  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology, 2008-present
  • Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2007-present


Primary Appointment

  1. Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. Division of Health Care Policy & Research, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. MS - Epidemiology and Biostatistics McGill University
  2. Fellow - Therapeutic Endoscopy - Gastroenterology McGill University Health Centre
  3. Post Doctoral Fellowship - Canadian Association of Gastroenterology-Canadian Institute of Health Research Endoscopic Research Fellowship McGill University Health Centre
  4. Chief Fellow - Gastroenterology McGill University Health Centre
  5. Fellow - Gastroenterology McGill University Health Centre
  6. Resident - Internal Medicine University of Alberta Hospital
  7. MD Dalhousie University
  8. BA Mount Allison University

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