Dr. Mark Abel, MD

Dr. Mark Abel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mark Abel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and pediatric orthopedic surgery.

2270 Ivy Rd

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Contact Information

(434) 982-4215

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
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Dr. Abel's Experience

Dr. Abel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abel "Management of musculoskeletal complaints in children including healthy children and children with developmental disabilities."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bowed Legs
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clubfoot
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Down Syndrome
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Limb Deformity
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Washington University and Barnes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University California San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of California and San Diego Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Admitted to American Orthopaedic Association: "Membership reflects leadership in orthopaedic surgery through teaching & research", 2000
  • Named in "Best Doctors in America" by physician peers, 2007
  • Research Awards from American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine-Study on: Relationship of Gait Analysis to Gross Motor Function in C, 1996
  • Original Research Award: Southern Medical Association: "For outstanding clinical research" in Southern Region, 2000
  • Research Awards from American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine-Study entitled: "Relationships Among Musculoskeletal Impairment, Fun, 2000
  • Named Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia, 2008
  • Named in "Best Doctors in America" by physician peers, 2008
  • Awarded Alfred R. Shands, Jr Endowed Chair, at the University of Virginia, 2004
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abel to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Abel's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in North Tazewell, VA
Dr. Mark Abel is wonderful. He is always there to help the children to be independent and make their life better, by looking at the children's physical health and well being. He is kind and considerate of the children's feeling. He allows them to be apart of their own treatment. He explains in...more
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in Roanoke, va
Dr. Abel has treated both of my daughters but we have really seen how wonderful and available he is with my youngest who was diagnosed with Perthes . ANY TiME I have had a question or concern, he personally has answered my questions and has done so very promptly. He is extremely knowledgable but...more
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