Monique Abner

Monique Lisa Abner attended Dartmouth College and then obtained her medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She continued extensive surgical training in the state of Ohio completing General Surgery at The Ohio State University, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Wright State University, and an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Combined Hand Surgery Program. She moved to Charlotte North Carolina in 1997 and established a successful solo practice while maintaining numerous leadership positions including section Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery, and Chair of the Department of Surgery. After becoming certified in hyperbaric medicine, Dr. Abner moved to Pennsylvania in 2015 to focus on Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. While serving as medical director, Dr. Abner created the Abner Wheel of Healing which serves as a teaching model for the collaborative management of wounds. She has written songs and produced educational videos including the series “It’s Not What You Think.” Dr. Abner has been a contributing writer for “Today’s Wound Clinic.” She has presided on the editorial board for the Wound Care Learning Network. She has been a past member of the Underseas and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and past member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.
Dr. Abner remains an active lifetime member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She currently serves as a medical director of utilization management for Amerihealth Caritas.
Dr. Abner is passionate about patient advocacy and empowering healthcare education. She is a featured healthcare panelist addressing national health observances on a weekly New York-based radio broadcast “The Reset Talk Shot.”
Dr. Abner enjoys a variety of music and all dance styles. She is a former competitive ballroom dancer. In her spare time, Dr. Abner continues to capture beauty in watercolor, acrylic, pastels, charcoal, and oil painting



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