Dr. Abrams specializes in Sports Medicine and arthroscopy, upper extremity joint replacement, as well as ligament reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, with a subspecialty certificate in Sports Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), among others. He is actively involved in tendon disease research, focusing on the role of microRNA and tendon-derived stem cells in the pathogenesis of the disease. Dr. Abrams received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of California - San Diego. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University and went on to a Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He currently serves as Director of Sports Medicine for the Lacob Family Sports Medicine Center, which cares for Stanford varsity athletes, as well as assistant team physician for the San Francisco 49ers. Dr. Abrams has authored or co-authored over 75 peer-reviewed scientific articles, over 20 book chapters, has presented original research at numerous national and international scientific meetings, and serves as a reviewer for numerous Sports Medicine scientific journals.