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Consultant Profile

Dr Zafar Abbas

Consultant Physician with interest in gastroenterology

Dr Abbas' area of speciality is general clinical gastroenterology.

After qualifying in 1989 he undertook general medical training mainly in the North West England with specialist training in gastroenterology in the South West where he was appointed long-term locum consultant.

In 2001, Dr Abbas was appointed consultant in the trust until he moved to Pakistan in 2004 where he worked his way up to Professor in Medicine at a Medical School and Teaching Hospital. He continues to be a Visiting Professor of Medicine here and regularly visits to undertake academic activities.

In 2011 he returned to the UK and was appointed to his current post at Northumbria.

He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians since 2009.

Dr Abbas holds fellowships with a number of bodies including the Royal College of Physicians, European Board of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians and American Gastroenterology Association.

He has a number of published articles and research papers in various peer reviewed journals and has presented in many national and international conferences. He also reviews medical articles for medical journals and organises and chairs medical conferences.

Dr Abbas holds clinics at Hexham General Hospital.