Dr. Abesamis received his bachelor's degree in neuroscience from the University of Michigan. He later received his second bachelor's in nursing from Wayne State University. He worked as a critical care nurse in the surgical ICU at Henry Ford hospital in Detroit, before returning to Wayne State University and obtaining his medical degree. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine and a fellowship in medical toxicology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he currently practices clinically as a dual-boarded physician. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and is a partner in a primary admitting toxicology service in that system. He is the Director of the Outpatient Toxicology Clinic dealing with environmental and occupational exposures, and is also the medical director for the West Virginia Poison Center. He has published numerous abstracts and has papers including reports on cobalt toxicity, treatment of ethanol withdrawal with ketamine, and eugenol induced liver failure, and clinical book chapters on toxicology in psychiatry and critical care textbooks.