Hala Abdulkareem

Dr. Hala Abdulkareem Consultant Family Medicine

Years of Experience : 12

Nationality : United Kingdom

Languages Known : Arabic, English

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Dr. Hala Abdulkareem has joined Burjeel Medical City, Abu Dhabi as a Consultant in Family Medicine. She obtained MBChB in Iraq and pursued postgraduate studies in the UK. She completed the foundation training and GP vocational training scheme and attained the MRCGP, along with a certificate of completion of training. Before joining Burjeel, Dr. Hala served within the UK’s National Health Service for the last 12 years. Her areas of expertise include management of acute illnesses and chronic and long-term conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, annual health check, mental health, women’s health, chronic pain management, and dermatology.

Awards & Achievements

  • Received the Distinguished Student Award from the Vice President of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq in September 2009.
  • Recognised for outstanding academic achievements and contributions during undergraduate studies.
  • Academic Ranking: She was ranked 3rd out of 146 students in the undergraduate degree program.
  • Achieved high academic performance and consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic.

Research & Publications

  • Title: Audit of therapeutic epidural steroid injections: compliance with current British Pain Society guidelines and comparison with complication rates with literature Published in: Spring Eur Spine J (2013) 22 (Suppl 1):S54-S78

Education & Training

  • PGDip practical Dermatology (UK)- Cardiff University: Ongoing
  • Certificate of Completion of training (UK)- General medical council: 2021
  • MRCGP (UK) - Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners: 2021
  • PGDip BMSc - Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science: 2017
  • PLAB - Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board: 2010
  • MBChB - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 2009


  • Management of Acute Illnesses
  • Management of long-term conditions such as Diabetes, Hypertension, COPD and Asthma
  • Mental Health
  • Women's Health
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Dermatology


  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP)