Warren R. Abel
Dr. Abel has been providing high quality care to patients in St. Petersburg since 1995.
He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mercer University in 1981 where he also received the prestigious Louie D. Newton Citizenship Award. He obtained his medical degree from The University of South Florida in Tampa in 1985. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta 1985-1988.He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha as a house staff member. He returned to the University of South Florida in 1992-1995 for a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. From 1988 to 1992 he practiced Emergency Medicine in the Atlanta area.
Dr. Abel is Board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, Pinellas County Medical Association, and The American Thoracic Society.
He is the founder, president, and managing partner of Coastal Pulmonary and Critical Care, P.L.C. Dr. Abel is a member of the Board of Trustees of the South Pinellas Medical Trust since 2007 and has held a variety of positions on the Executive Board. Dr. Abel has served as the Chief of Staff, Medical Director of Respiratory Care and has served on or has been Chairman of a variety of Medical Staff committees at St. Anthony’s Hospital since 1995. He was awarded the Allegany Franciscan Award for dedication and service to St. Anthony’s Hospital and it’s patients in 2014. He is also the medical director of Respiratory/ Critical Care at Kindred Hospital, St. Petersburg, where he has served as Chief of Staff several times and served in a variety of leadership roles since the hospital opened in 1997. He is on staff at Bayfront Medical Center where he serves on various boards. Dr. Abel is actively involved with multiple research studies on COPD, Asthma, and other respiratory conditions.
Dr. Abel is known throughout the community for his compassion and the excellent care he gives his patients. During his time off he enjoys tennis, running, and time with his family.