Dr. Ben Abo

When “Kings of Pain” hosts Adam Thorn and Rob Alleva prepare to be bitten by some of the world’s most dangerous animals and insects, they do so with the utmost confidence that their safety will never be compromised. That self-assurance stems from the knowledge that they have Dr. Ben Abo with them in the field, should anything go wrong. Dr. Abo, the director of the Venom One and Venom Two response teams of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Lake County Fire Rescue in Florida, is an EMS physician, paramedic and a premier venom and wilderness medicine expert globally. He’s there to make sure that the extremely painful bites don’t turn deadly.