Michael Abramson, MD is an interventional radiologist at UVA Health System. He specializes in varicose vein treatments, interventional oncology and women’s interventions such as uterine fibroid embolizations. Abramson practices at UVA clinics in Culpeper, Haymarket and Gainesville.
Meet a UVA Interventional Radiologist
1. Why did you become a doctor?
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to become a doctor. My grandfather was a physician and he was kind, caring, intelligent, and passionate about medicine. I think my desire to enter the medical field came from his influence.
2. Why did you choose your specialty?
I was lucky enough to “find” Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR). I appreciate VIR as a specialty in that it is both procedure-oriented AND emphasizes clinical reasoning and patient relationships. I also take pride in knowing that the minimally invasive techniques and procedures we perform to diagnose and treat patients have advantages over traditional surgery, including reduced risks, shorter hospital stays, greater comfort, and quicker return to baseline.
3. What is special about UVA’s new clinic in Gainesville?
The doctors, clinicians, nurses and staff are what make the clinic and our hospital practice thrive. We are all dedicated to providing exceptional patient care from the moment the patient enters our door. Additionally, our ability to work well together as a team creates an environment for excellent patient care.
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4. Where did you grow up?
I was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Potomac, Maryland (located about 20 miles northwest of downtown Washington, D.C.)
5. What’s the most exciting thing/research happening in your field right now?
The range of conditions that can be diagnosed or treated by VIR is enormous. In my opinion, the most exciting thing is not just one thing, but the constant goal of IR’s and researchers to devise new procedures/technology (and perfecting current procedures/technology) that are (or make them) less invasive, more effective and safer for patients.
6. Who is your inspiration or hero?
My parents and grandparents.
7. What’s your favorite thing about working for UVA?
As a member of the community division of the department of radiology at UVA, we have the resources of a world-class institution in a community hospital setting. Patients should be confident that they will receive the highest level of care when they require a service provided by our team.