Dr. Jesse Abeler, D.O.
Specialties: Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Dr. Jesse Abeler specializes in treatments of the upper extremities (shoulder to fingertips), particularly
in cases of degenerative changes and trauma. He has studied and researched a wide range of treatments
for traumatic injuries to the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip and knee.
He received his undergraduate degree in athletic training from Point Loma Nazarene University in San
Diego, California and his medical degree from the Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic
Medicine in Parker, Colorado. Dr. Abeler completed his internship and orthopedic residency at St.
Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, performing over 3600 operations and serving as Chief Resident. He
is trained in general orthopedic surgery and has additional experience in sports medicine. Dr. Abeler
completed a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester
with a focus on disorders of nerves, tendons and traumatic injuries.
Dr. Abeler has presented at conferences across the country including the American Association of
Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, the Bennett Hand Conference in Oklahoma City and
the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual Meeting. He has written four manuscript drafts
in literature review, with topics ranging from catastrophic elbow trauma to infections of the hand.
Undergraduate: Point Loma Nazarene University 2007
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2014
Certification(s): Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Certified Athletic Trainer
Internship & Residency: St. Anthony Hospital
Fellowship: University of Massachusetts, Hand and Upper Extremity
Additional Professional Memberships: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American
Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, DOCARE International, American Medical Association,
National Athletic Trainers Association
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Hobbies: Running, cycling, swimming, woodworking, scuba diving, traveling
Hometown: Anoka, Minnesota