Christopher S. Abel, M.D.
Dr. Abel has been in practice since 1998. His undergraduate training was done at SMU. He then attended medical school at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. His pediatric training was done at Childrens Medical Center of Dallas. After his training, he took over the practices of two legends in Dallas pediatrics - Dr. Frank Payne and Dr. Joe Roach.
Outside of the office, Dr. Abel has held many leadership positions in the local community. In 2009 he served as the President of the Medical Staff at Children's Medical Center. Since that time, he continues to serve on many of the hospital committees, including Peer Review, Medical Advisory Committee, Bylaws, and Credentials. Additionally he chairs the Private Physicians Committee and is Chairman of the Governance Committee of Pediatric Partners for Children. Since 2003, he has served on the Board of Directors of Southwest Physicians Association and currently is the CEO, President, and Treasurer of that organization. Dr. Abel also serves on the Board of Directors of C.A.R.E. - Dallas.
Dr. Abel has received many awards and recognition of his care including D Magazine's Best Doctors (Pediatricians) in Dallas in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Additionally, in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 he was selected to Texas Monthly's SuperDoctors list. He also was recognized by Dallas Child Magazine as as a "Mom Approved Doc" in 2013.
At home, Dr. Abel loves to spend time with his beautiful wife and 5 children. Thanks to his wife's second career as an amateur zookeeper, he also enjoys spending time with animals. When not enjoying the time he gets to spend with his family at their many sporting and other extracurricular activities, Dr. Abel would like nothing better than to spend time at the beach with a good book.
Named to D Magazine's "Best Pediatricians" list 11 years in a row (2010-2020)