Professor Abraham graduated with Honours in 1986. He then obtained the postgraduate degrees of a Master of Medicine & of a PhD in surgery from the University of Sydney. He trained at RPAH in Sydney & obtained his FRACS in 2002. He then worked as the Surgical Superintendent for that hospital for three years attached to its Colorectal Unit before moving to Coffs Harbour. He was awarded the FRCS (England) through an invitation by its President in 2004. He is a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & New Zealand & of the Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is retired Army Reserves Captain of the RAAMC. He is proficient in a wide range of colorectal surgical procedures & interventions for malignant & benign diseases as well as anal & rectal ultrasound, manometry, Bio-feedback, Botox injections and Capsule Endoscopy.