Please join us as we continue the 2019 "Meet the Professor" Dinner Program by welcoming Dr. Neena S. Abraham from the Mayo Clinic.


The primary research interests of Neena S. Abraham, M.D., include patient-centered outcomes, value analysis and policy outcomes related to use of pharmacologic agents, and gastrointestinal disorders. Specifically, Dr. Abraham investigates how anti-thrombotic drugs contribute to gastrointestinal bleeding, with particular attention to their effects in cardiac patients, the elderly and the highly comorbid. Dr. Abraham also studies the impact of patient engagement in medical decision-making and collaborative care models, involving gastroenterologists and cardiologists to enhance patient safety, best practice prescription strategies and health-modifying behaviors.


Dr. Abraham's Focus Areas include:

Cardiogastroenterology and patient-centered outcomes in cardiac patients at risk of gastrointestinal bleeding
Process of care and periendoscopic management of anti-platelet and anticoagulant management to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding
Medical decision-making and shared decision-making

Significance to Patient Care

Dr. Abraham's research contributes to better care and improved outcomes for cardiac patients who are at risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. This includes improved strategies for prescription drug management, patient engagement in shared decision-making and risk factor modification to prevent gastrointestinal adverse events. In this way, Dr. Abraham endeavors to improve gastrointestinal outcomes for elderly and frail cardiac patients through improved prescription management and communication regarding treatment choices.

Professional Highlights

- Associate Medical Director in Arizona, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic, 2014-present
- Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association, 2013-present
Chair, ABIM Maintenance of Certification program, American College of Gastroenterology, 2011-present
- Chair, American College of Cardiology-American College of Gastroenterology-American Heart Association Expert Consensus Panel to develop best practice recommendations regarding the concomitant use of proton pump inhibitors and thienopyridines, 2010
- Trustee, American College of Gastroenterology, 2009-2015
- Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology, 2008-present
- Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2007-present​​


​​Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  


The Pacific Northwest Gastroenterology Society (PNWGS) is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The PNWGS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1.5 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.


NOTE: PNWGS offers ABIM MOC points for this activity for learners choosing to participate in the MOC program. Learners are NOT required to participate in any MOC activities in order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity.​

MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Anticoagulant/ NOAC Management

Around Endoscopic Procedures


​​  Meeting Agenda
  6:00 PM Social Time
  7:15  PM Lecture
  Q & A Discussion to Follow

  Location 
  The Rainier Club
  820 4th Avenue
  Seattle, WA 98104

​​  Parking
  Self-parking is included with      dinner at the Columbia Tower    Parking Garage, which is            located on the north side of      Columbia Tower. The                  entrance is on the left, off          Columbia Street. Please bring    your parking ticket into the        Rainier Club and the front          desk will validate the parking    for you.