Mustafa Abbas

Dr. Mustafa Abbas Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Years of Experience : 16

Nationality : British

Languages Known : English, Arabic



Dr. Mustafa Abbas is a highly qualified and experienced Consultant Interventional Radiologist who joined Burjeel Specialty Hospital. He brings with him an impressive array of qualifications and certifications, including the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) obtained in October 2022. He also holds a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Interventional Radiology, received in August 2020. Dr. Abbas is skilled in a wide range of interventional radiology procedures. His expertise encompasses emergency and elective vascular procedures such as embolization for trauma, gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, and bronchial bleeding. He is proficient in peripheral angioplasty and stenting for peripheral vascular disease, as well as fistula works, including angioplasty, stenting, and declotting. Additionally, he is experienced in deep vein thrombosis (DVT) thrombolysis and declotting, IVC filter insertion and retrieval, and central venous access procedures like Porta Cath, Hickman lines, and PICC lines insertion. His expertise extends to various aortic procedures, including TEVAR (thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair), EVAR (endovascular aneurysm repair), and CERAB (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency angioplasty and stenting). Dr. Abbas as is also skilled in mesenteric and renal artery stenting, pulmonary artery angiogram and thrombolysis, TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) placement, and trans jugular liver biopsy. He has experience in procedures such as uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), varicocele embolization, pelvic venous congestion treatment, varicose vein treatment, PAVM (pulmonary arteriovenous malformation) treatment, and TACE (transarterial chemoembolization). Furthermore, he has some experience with carotid artery stenting. Before joining Burjeel, he worked as Vascular Interventional Radiology Consultant at STH and was an IR fellow Sheffield teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STH). Apart from vascular work, Dr. Abbas has also has proficiency in non-vascular procedures, including imaging-guided biopsies and drainage. He is skilled in percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC), gastrostomy, as well as esophageal, duodenal, and colonic stenting. He has expertise in performing nephrostomy, cystostomy, and ureteric stenting procedures. Furthermore, he is experienced in diagnostic OGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy). His areas of expertise includes,


  • Interventional Radiology Procedures
  • Emergency and Elective Vascular Procedures
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Stenting for Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Fistula Works
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (Dvt)
  • IVC Filter Insertion and Retrieval
  • Central Venous Access Procedures Like Portacath, Hickman Lines, and Picc Lines Insertion
  • Aortic Procedures
  • Mesenteric and Renal Artery Stenting
  • Pulmonary Artery Angiogram and Thrombolysis
  • Tips (Trans jugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt) Placement
  • Transjugular Liver Biopsy
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Varicocele Embolization
  • Pelvic Venous Congestion Treatment
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • PAVM (Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation) Treatment
  • TACE (Transarterial Chemoembolization)

Awards & Achievements

  • Letter of Thanks and Appreciation, General Director of Nineveh Health Office, Mosul, Iraq
  • Letter of Thanks and Appreciation, Clinical Director of Walsall Manor Hospital NHS Trust
  • Grainger Prize, best audit for junior radiology SPRs in South Yorkshire radiology scheme
  • Letter of Thanks and Appreciation, CEO of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Letter of Thanks and Appreciation, Radiology TPD South Yorkshire & Humber Deanery

Research & Publications

  • Bilateral pneumothoraces, pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema following spontaneous pneumomediastinum/ EURORAD case 9445
  • CT images of bowel (caecum) gangrene secondary to suspected caecal volvulus/ EURORAD case 9219
  • Does Current Evidence Support Carotid Artery Stenting for Asymptomatic Patients? Accepted: 18 April 2022 Citation: Vascular & Endovascular Review 2022;5:e07. DOI:

Education & Training

  • European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) - October 2022 - Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) EU
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) IR - August 2020 - General Medical Council (GMC), UK
  • Certificate of Individual Competency in Endoscopy - February 2020 - Joint Advisory Group (JAG) on GI Endoscopy in UK PGCert Medical Education - Nov 2019 - University of Dundee, UK
  • MRCP (UK) - March 2019 - Royal College of Physicians, UK
  • FRCR - April 2018 - Royal College of Radiologists, UK
  • PLAB - July 2010 General Medical Council, UK
  • MBCHB - 2006 Mosul Medical School, University of Mosul, Iraq


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologist (FRCR)
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) (UK)
  • Member of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE)
  • British Society of Interventional Radiologists (BSIR)