Thomas L. Abell, M.D.

Thomas L. Abell, M.D.

Thomas L. Abell, M.D.

Thomas L. Abell, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Arthur M. Schoen, M.D., Chair in Gastroenterology
GI Motility Clinic
220 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-6991- Academic Office
502-540-1420 - Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise
Gastrointestinal Motility; Gastroparesis; Endoscopic Device Development

 

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Family Practice

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of South Dakota
  • Residency: The Ohio State University Hospitals; Baptist Memorial Hospital/University of Tennessee-Memphis; Southern Illinois University
  • Fellowship: Mayo Foundation; University of Tennessee

 

Featured Publications

  • Shah H, Wendorf G, Ahmed S, McElmurray L, Lahr C, Hughes M, Beauerle B, Miller E, Stocker A, Abell TL. Treating an oft-unrecognized and troublesome entity: using gastric electrical stimulation to reduce symptoms of malignancy-associated gastroparesis. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Jan;25(1):27-31. Epub 2016 Aug 17. PubMed PMID: 27534962.
  • Angeli TR, Du P, Midgley D, Paskaranandavadivel N, Sathar S, Lahr C, Abell TL, Cheng LK, O'Grady G. Acute Slow Wave Responses to High-Frequency Gastric Electrical Stimulation in Patients With Gastroparesis Defined by High-Resolution Mapping. Neuromodulation. 2016 Dec;19(8):864-871. doi: 10.1111/ner.12454. Epub 2016 Jun 10. PubMed PMID: 27284964; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5138141.
  • Grover I, Kim R, Spree DC, Lahr CJ, Kedar A, Kothari S, Fleisher D, Abell TL. Gastric Electrical Stimulation Is an Option for Patients with Refractory Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016 Oct 30;22(4):643-649. doi: 10.5056/jnm15135. PubMed PMID: 27241799; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5056573.
  • Mohammad MK, Pepper DJ, Kedar A, Bhaijee F, Familoni B, Rashed H, Cutts T, Abell TL. Measures of Autonomic Dysfunction in Diabetic and Idiopathic Gastroparesis. Gastroenterology Res. 2016 Oct;9(4-5):65-69. Epub 2016 Sep 20. PubMed PMID: 27785328; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5040547.
  • Cutts T, Holmes S, Kedar A, Beatty K, K Mohammad M, Abell T. Twenty-five years of advocacy for patients with gastroparesis: support group therapy and patient reported outcome tool development. BMC Gastroenterol. 2016 Aug 31;16:107. doi: 10.1186/s12876-016-0523-3. PubMed PMID: 27576470; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5006521.
  • Du P, O'Grady G, Paskaranandavadivel N, Tang SJ, Abell T, Cheng LK. Simultaneous anterior and posterior serosal mapping of gastric slow-wave dysrhythmias induced by vasopressin. Exp Physiol. 2016 Jun 6. doi: 10.1113/EP085697. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27265885; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5140776.
  • Smith A, Cacchione R, Miller E, McElmurray L, Allen R, Stocker A, Abell TL, Hughes MG. Mini-laparotomy with Adjunctive Care versus Laparoscopy for Placement of Gastric Electrical Stimulation. Am Surg. 2016 Apr;82(4):337-42. PubMed PMID: 27097627; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5089060.
  • Soota K, Kedar A, Nikitina Y, Arendale E, Vedanarayanan V, Abell TL. Immunomodulation for treatment of drug and device refractory gastroparesis. Results Immunol. 2016 Mar 3;6:11-4. doi: 10.1016/j.rinim.2016.02.001. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27014566; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4792859.
  • Stocker A, Abell TL, Rashed H, Kedar A, Boatright B, Chen J. Autonomic Evaluation of Patients With Gastroparesis and Neurostimulation: Comparisons of Direct/Systemic and Indirect/Cardiac Measures. Gastroenterology Res. 2016 Feb;9(1):10-16. Epub 2016 Mar 8. PubMed PMID: 27785318; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5051107.
  • Agrawal A, Francis SL, Deveneau NE, Jain S, Abrasley C, McNeese JT, Kothari ST, Lahr CJ, Abell TL. Gastric Electrical Stimulation and Sacral Electrical Stimulation: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study of Dual-Device Treatment. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Jan;61(1):176-80. doi: 10.1007/s10620-015-3840-4. Epub 2015 Aug 18. PubMed PMID: 26280085; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5098804.