Adnan A. Abla

Adnan A. Abla

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet Adnan A. Abla

Dr. Adnan Abla is clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, specializing in the treatment of complex spine disorders. Dr. Abla is a prominent specialist in complex spine disorders, having co-authored 12 book chapters and published 40 articles. Before joining UPMC, Dr. Abla was director of spine services for Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He completed his neurosurgical residency training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and at the University of Oklahoma. To obtain cross-training in spinal instrumentation, he completed a year in the orthopedic residency program at the University of Oklahoma. He also completed a clinical fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital, a residency at American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and a residency at King Faisial Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Abla is a neurosurgeon with UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

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Pittsburgh, PA

How Adnan A. Abla Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Tumors
  • Neurofibroma
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis


  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Tumor Resection

What Patients are Saying About Adnan A. Abla

  • Dr. Abla was a God-send, life changer for me. I suffered for years with neck and shoulder pain. A year ago, it finally got to a point where I could no longer stand the pain. I went and had a fusion with a plate and 6 screws put in my neck. I have been a new person ever since. He truly is an amazing surgeon, and just an all around great guy!
    — UPMC Patient
  • I have been a patient of Dr. Abla for many years. I can't describe how much respect I have for the decisions he has made over years. When I was younger he helped me avoid a surgery that I didn't need at the time by using physical therapy and pain treatment. He helped me recover and live an active lifestyle for many years. I was recently injured again to the point where I needed surgery. I couldn't walk or stand for any period of time. I had surgery in April of 2013. 5 months later I am swimming and hiking and cleared for regular activity. I cannot thank Dr. Abla enough and would recommend him to any person that has any need for his services.
    — UPMC Patient
  • I could barely walk, my quality of life was zero when we finally diagnosed the problem in my cervical spine. Going into the surgery, we anticipated weeks of in-patient rehab and months of tough physical therapy with no guarantee of ever getting back to "normal." However, Dr. Abla managed to fix me up so that I am back to normal just a few short weeks after the surgery. The results have been nothing short of Miraculous.
    — UPMC Patient

Accolades for Adnan A. Abla

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • American Association for Advance of Science
  • American Medical Association
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society
  • Oklahoma State Medical Association
  • Joint Committee on Spine and Peripheral Nerves – AANS/CNS
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Adnan A. Abla

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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