Dr. Kenneth Abriola graduated magna cum laude from Boston College and earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He did his residency in internal medicine at St. Francis Hospital and the UConn Health Center. He also completed specialty training in infectious diseases at Tulane University Medical Center and earned a master’s in public health and tropical medicine from Tulane. His interest in infectious diseases originated with volunteer work in Haiti during college. “ “So much of global health is about crowding and transmitting infections,” he says. In fact, “ “infectious-disease doctors are much like detectives,” he adds. “[We want to know] where does this story begin . . . what happened . . . what were you doing?” He can often connect the dots and make a diagnosis. Among the diseases he manages are methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), tick-borne and HIV infections. He has been recognized by a number of organizations for his medical and volunteer work.
Organizations: American College of Physicians, Connecticut State Medical Society, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Academy of HIV Medicine, Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hospital Affiliations: Manchester Memorial Hospital, Rockville General Hospital