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About Shira Abeles, MD

Shira Abeles, MD, is a board-certified infectious disease specialist and medical director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at UC San Diego Health. She cares for patients with general infectious disease as well as people with HIV.

She is part of UC San Diego Health's Owen Clinic, one of the nation's outstanding primary care centers for HIV positive men and women.

Her research focuses on evaluating methods for curbing unnecessary antibiotic use in health care settings.

Dr. Abeles completed an infectious disease fellowship and a residency in internal medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.

She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Infectious Disease Society of America, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Infectious Disease Association of California.

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Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2014-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease

Conditions and Treatments

  • HIV Care for Women
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • HIV Care
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted