From Dr. Dale Abadir Shares How a Being a Burn Victim Inspired Her Career

Dr. Dale Abadir – the mom in our mother- daughter team of Dermatologists at Abadir Associates – can empathize with her patients more than your average dermatologist.

Forty-one years ago, just as she embarked on her medical career, Dr. Dale Abadir suffered 3rd degree burns on 65 percent of her body after a household fire accident. The burns were severe – she was in a coma for days and doctors didn’t know if she would ever recover or not.

Her journey to recovery was long, but Dr. Dale Abadir was determined to make it. When she recovered she decided to dedicate her life to helping others overcome what she herself suffered – Dr. Dale Abadir made the decision to become a dermatologist.

Many of the procedures she performs on patients (such as skin grafts, excisions, scar camouflage and laser treatments) are ones she has actually undergone herself.

“I had the experience I had and know a great deal about it and what can be done and it is gratifying to help people.” – Dr. Dale Abadir

We’re proud to report that her inspirational story was recently featured on, a local online newspaper. You can read the full article here.

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