In 2015, Abbas was awarded the Zimmer Upper Extremities Award by the British Orthopaedic Association, which facilitated visits to elbow units at Harvard, The Mayo Clinic and St Michael’s Hospital. In 2017, Abbas was awarded the Intra-Europe Travelling Award from the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons, which allowed him to spend time at eight elbow specialist units in Europe.
In 2016, Abbas joined UCLH as a Consultant Elbow & Shoulder Surgeon. There, his work includes evidence-based treatment of complex upper limb trauma, including reconstructions, sports injuries, and degenerative conditions of the arms and shoulders. He takes referrals for complex elbow problems, and set up the London Elbow Specialists Group, which is based at our hospital. This is the first private group in the UK that deals exclusively with elbow problems.
Abbas’ mission is to translate research findings into the best results for his patients. He has written upper limb guidelines for the British Orthopaedic Association’s Wikipaedics project, has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, and has also written a number of book chapters.
Abbas has an interest in postgraduate education and can often be found teaching at a number of trauma and upper limb surgery courses run by the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.
Abbas is a member of General Medical Council (GMC), Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and European Shoulder & Elbow Society (SECEC).