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Clifford Abels, MD

Vascular Surgeon

Byron Clifford Abels, Jr., MD, is a vascular surgeon specializing in dialysis access management and the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and varicose veins. He performs AV fistula creation and critical maintenance and management of vascular accesses for dialysis patients, as well as minimally invasive procedures for treating PAD and venous disease. Dr. Abels currently practices at Triangle Vascular Associates in Cary, North Carolina.

Dr. Abels is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in vascular surgery at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Abels also completed an endovascular fellowship at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Abels has authored and co-authored several clinical articles and is an active member of the H. William Scott Society, the Jesse Thompson Society and the North Carolina Medical Society.

Dr. Abels is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery.

Education and Credentials

EducationEmory University School of Medicine
InternshipVanderbilt University Medical Center
ResidencyVanderbilt University Medical Center
FellowshipVascular Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center and Endovascular Mini-Fellowship, Texas Tech Medical Center
Board CertificationGeneral Surgery, Vascular Surgery