Naomi Abel, MD

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Neurology

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Neurosurgery

Director, College Of Medicine Neurosurgery

Director of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Lab, Division Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Psychiatry And Behavioral Neurosciences

Director of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Lab, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of South Florida

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email:

Academic Phone: (813) 259-0830


  • MD, Medical College Of Georgia, 1987


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Member, 2012 - Present)
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (Diplomat, 2012 - Present)
  • Brain Injury Association of Florida (Member, 2012 - Present)
  • American Medical Association (Member, 2012 - Present)
  • American Spinal Injury Association (Member, 2012 - Present)
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (Member, 2012 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Ahmadian A, Deukmedjian AR, Abel N, Dakwar E, Uribe JS. Analysis of lumbar plexopathies and nerve injury after lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach: diagnostic standardization. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 18(3) : 289-97, 2013.
  • Ahmadian A, Abel N, Uribe JS. Functional recovery of severe obturator and femoral nerve injuries after lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas surgery. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 18(4) : 409-14, 2013.
  • Uribe JS, Kolla J, Omar H, Dakwar E, Abel N, Mangar D, Camporesi E. Brachial plexus injury following spinal surgery. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 13(4) : 552-8, 2010.
  • Leonard JA, Abel N, Cochrane T, Denys E, Goldman E, Musick DW, Simpson D, Swisher K. Guidelines for ethical behavior relating to clinical practice issues in neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. Muscle & nerve. 42(4) : 480-6, 2010.
  • Rumbak MJ, Chokshi SK, Abel N, Abel W, Kittusamy PK, McCormack J, Patel MM, Fontanet H. Left phrenic nerve paresis complicating catheter radiofrequency ablation for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. American heart journal. 132(6) : 1281-5, 1996.
  • Abel NA, Smith RA. Intrathecal baclofen for treatment of intractable spinal spasticity. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 75(1) : 54-8, 1994.

Positions Held

  • Director (Baclofen Pump Program, University of South Florida 1992 - 2012)


  • Peszczynski Award of Excellence to the Outstanding Resident (Emery University - 1991)
  • Recipient (Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society - 1982)