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Abbas graduated from Imperial College London with a distinction in his MBBS degree and a 1st class honours in BSc Orthopaedics. He completed his orthopaedic specialisation on the London North West Thames Rotation and, in 2012, attained his Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons. (FRCS) He has been on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register since 2014.

Abbas broadened his surgical experience through completing internationally renowned upper limb fellowships in Wrightington and Cambridge. Additionally, in 2015, he was selected to undertake the prestigious AO Trauma Fellowship in Hanover, Germany. In 2015, he was given was given the Zimmer Upper Extremities Award by The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) facilitating visits to Harvard and The Mayo Clinic in North America. In 2017, he was given the Intra-Europe Travelling Award by the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons facilitating visits to top European centres, all of which have contributed to Abbas' versatility as a clinician and surgeon.

In 2015, Abbas joined UCLH as a Consultant Elbow & Shoulder Surgeon. The scope of his work includes evidence-based treatment of complex trauma, sports injuries and degenerative conditions of the upper limb. He is the nominated lead for elbow surgery.

Abbas' specific areas of interest are functional outcomes in upper limb surgery, innovations in arthroplasty and the role of biologics. His mandate is to translate research findings into clinical gains for his patients. He has written upper limb guidelines for the British Orthopaedic Association's Wikipaedics project, two book chapters and has published over 40 articles in peer review journals. He is currently an invited reviewer for the Bone & Joint Journal and Shoulder & Elbow.

Abbas is a member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and European Shoulder and Elbow Society (SECEC).

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