Paul Abend, D.O., F.A.A.P. M. & R. in Bernardsville NJ, Rahway NJ
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  • Offices in
  • Bernardsville
  • Rahway
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine / Physiatry

Paul Abend, D.O., F.A.A.P. M. & R.

About Us

Paul Abend, D.O., FAAPM&R, has over 25 years of experience in Physiatry (a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain medicine).  His focus is non-surgical spinal treatments, sports injuries, post cancer survivorship, balance and neuropathy.

Our Doctor

Paul Abend, D.O., F.A.A.P. M. & R.

Dr. Abend’s goal is to eliminate pain, promote mobility, improve movement potential, and provide a better quality of life through effective and proven procedures and treatments.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Abend is a graduate of UMDNJ- New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine where he served as student body president. 
  • He was a Resident and Chief Resident, in the Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.
  • He was a Resident and Chief Resident in the Department of Family Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.
  • Additionally, he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Board Certifications
  • He is double-board certified in
    • Family Medicine
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 
  • After receiving his board certification in 1995, he has successfully completed the re-certification written boards every 10 years (2005 and 2015).
Hospital Affiliations
  • Dr. Abend is the Medical Director of Inpatient and Outpatient Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Rahway
  • He also Co-Founded the Movement Disorder Center at RWJUH – New Brunswick.
Honors and Awards
  • Jefferson Award for Medicine (Subsection Autism) for the State of New Jersey and the Region – 2011
  • Evenlyn Aronow Dolan Citizens Award for Advocacy and Promotion of Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (Highest Award given by the Governor’s Council of New Jersey) – 2006
  • Citizen of the Year award from Warren Township – 2010
  • He has consistently been listed as a New Jersey Top Doctor by NJ Top Docs, Castle Connelly and by Consumer Reports Best Doctors.
  • Listed in the Leading Physicians Of The World 2016 for his work in my medicine as well as his humanitarian work in the field of autism.
Teaching Appointments
  • Dr. Abend is a Clinical Associate Professor at Kessler Institute, Newark Medical School, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Clinical Associate Professor at Rutgers Medical School Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine.
  • He has been a Preceptor since the inception of the Kessler Institute Musculoskeletal Pain Management Fellowship Program – training Fellows in Interventional Pain Management for the last 8 years.
  • He is a frequent lecturer to the medical and hospital staff, as well as the community at large, on various medical rehabilitation and pain management topics.
Professional Memberships
  • Past president of the NJ Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the NJ Society of Medical Specialties
  • Fellow of the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Medicine.
  • Diplomate of the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
  • Board Member of Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson/St.Barnabas Accountable Care Organization
  • Past President of Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Ambulatory Surgical Center.
  • Current President of Union County Surgical Center.

 

Our Services

Non Surgical Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Physiatry /Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) focuses on the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions. This specialty treats conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Dr’s Abend and Mejia perform a comprehensive history and physical exam, electromyographic (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS), and review imaging studies (MRI, CT etc.) to make a correct diagnosis and create a successful treatment plan.

  • Comprehensive evaluation of Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Rehabilitation management of Neuromuscular diseases
  • Strokes and Rheumatologic diseases
  • Integrative therapeutic exercise program
  • Sports Injuries
  • Acute and chronic joint pain
  • Acute and chronic neck and back pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Failed neck and back surgery syndrome
  • Variety of image-guided interventional procedures
  • Spinal stimulator trials

Special Interests

Dr. Abend has also worked Extensively to help Children and Adults with Autism.

Some of his many accomplishments:

  • Launched an International and National Autism Medical Assessment and Treatment Center of New Jersey (aka: The Autism Think Tank NJ).  The Autism Think Tank is a Unique Non-Profit Medical center that broughtogether world renowned Medical Experts via Tele-Medicine
  • Co-Founded al program known as Autism Escapes, a Non-Profit network of Private Jet Owners who fly patients with Autism around the country to seek more Specialized forms of Medical care at no cost to their families.
  • Co-Founded the Mount Bethel Village, the First Supportive Residential Housing for adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities (located in Warren, NJ).
Bernardsville Location
Phone: 908-226-1300
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Please Note:

Patient hours are by appointment only.

Please call 908-226-1300 first to make an appointment or speak with the staff. If you would like to leave a voicemail only please call 908-766-2730

Rahway Location
Phone: 908-226-1300
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Please Note:

Patient hours are by appointment only.

Please call 908-226-1300 first to make an appointment or speak with the staff. If you would like to leave a voicemail only please call 908-766-2730

Additional Contact Information

To contact Dr. Abend or the office either call the office number or you can submit an online contact request by using this form.

Insurance

Most Insurances and Medicare accepted.

Please contact our office and speak to an office representative for specific insurance related questions.