Professional background

Abbas graduated from Imperial College with a distinction in MBBS and a 1st class honors degree in orthopaedics. He completed his training on the North West Thames rotation and was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012. He has been on the GMC’s specialist register since 2014.

Abbas completed upper limb fellowships in Wrightington and Cambridge as well as an AO trauma fellowship in Hannover, Germany. He was awarded the Mark Patterson Award by BJJ/EFORT in 2013, the Zimmer Upper Extremities Award by the British Orthopaedic Association in 2015 and the European Travelling Award by the European Shoulder & Elbow Society in 2017.

Abbas was appointed as consultant shoulder & elbow surgeon at UCLH in 2015. The scope of his work includes evidence-based treatment of complex trauma, sports injuries and degenerative conditions of the upper limb. He leads the tertiary service for complex elbow conditions, accepting referral from across the region.

Research interests

Abbas’s specific areas of interest are functional outcomes, innovations in arthroplasty and the role of biologics. He is widely published in this area, is involved with funded clinical studies and is frequently asked to speak at national/international level about his experience. He is currently a reviewer for the Bone & Joint Journal and Shoulder & Elbow.


Madanipour,S; Prinja,A; Lee,M & Rashid,A. Shoulder arthroplasty for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. J Ortho Surg. Jan 2020;28(1):2309499019890615. doi: 10.1177/2309499019890615.

Borton,Z; Ibrahim,E; Thomas,K & Rashid,A. 8 year follow-up of resurfacing hemiarthroplasty for advanced glenohumeral osteoarthritis following total acromionectomy. BMJ Case Rep. Aug 2018. doiL 10.1136/bcr-2018-226288.

Granville-Chapman, J; Torrance,E; Rashid,A & Funk,L. The Rockwood classification in acute and chronic joint injury does not correlate with symptoms. J Orthop Surg. May 2018. 26(2):1-6

Ibrahim,EF; Rashid,A & Thomas M. Resurfacing hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder for pateints with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. March 2018: S1058-2746(18)30122-8. PMID 29567037

Rashid,A; Copas,D; Granville-Chapman,J & Watts,AC. Arthroscopically Assisted Lateral Ligament Repair & Coronoid Fixation For Acute Posteromedial Rotatory Fracture Dislocation Of The Elbow. Accepted by Shoulder & Elbow. Sep 2017

Tytherleigh-Strong,G; Rashid,A; Lawrence,C & Morrisey,D. Arthroscopic Sternoclavicular Joint Diskectomy for Acute and Chronic Tears. Arthroscopy. Nov 2017;33(11):1965-1970. PMID 28847575

Tytherleigh-Strong,G; Rashid,A; Lawrence,C & Morrisey,D. Arthroscopic intra-articular disk excision of the sternoclavicular joint. Arthroscopy Techniques. November 2017.15;(6)3:e599-e605. PMID 28706805

Sigamoney,K; Rashid,A & NG,CY. Management of Atraumatic Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy. Accepted by J Hand Surg. October 2017;42(10):826-830. PMID 28969808

Rashid,A; Abdul-Jabar,H; Bretherton,C & Corner,T. Sagittal Plane deformity in paediatric supracondylar fractures of the humerus. Accepted by Int J Orthopaedics. 23 3(4):1-7. Aug 2016.

Ibrahim,E; Rashid,A & Thomas, M. Linked Semi-Constrained and Unlinked Total Elbow Replacement in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Case Comparison Series with Mean 11.7 Year Follow-Up. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Aug 31. pii: S1058-2746(16)30212-9. PMID: 27592371

Rashid,A; Lawrence,C & Tytherleigh-Styrong,G. Surgical Treatment of a concurrent type 5 acromioclavicular joint dislocation and a failed anterior glenohumeral joint stabilization. Shoulder Elbow. 2016 Oct;8(4):258-63. PMID: 27660658

Lawrence,C; East,B; Rashid,A; Tytherleigh-Strong,G. The Prevalence of Osteoarthritis of the Sternoclavicular Joint on Computerised Tomography. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Jul 13. pii: S1058-2746(16)30118-5. PMID: 27424249

Patel,A; Li,L & Rashid,A. Arthroplasty vs. fixation for comminuted radial head fractures in adults. Int J Orthopaedics. 23, 3(3):557-563. Jun 2016.

Malhas,A; Rashid,A; Copas,D; Bale,S & Trail,I. Glenoid bone loss in primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty. Shoulder Elbow. Shoulder Elbow. 2016 Oct;8(4):229-40. PMID: 27660655

Rashid,A; Copas,D & Watts,A. Failure of distal biceps repair by gapping. Shoulder Elbow. Apr 2016. Vol.8(3): 192-196. PMID: 27583018

Rashid,A; Copas,D & Watts,A. Failure of distal biceps repair by gapping. Accepted by Shoulder Elbow. Apr 2016. Vol.8(3): 192-196. doi: 10.1177/1758573216641884

Sabharwal,S; Carter,A; Rashid,A, Gupte,C & Reilly,P. Cost analysis of surgical treatment of proximal humeral fractures: an evaluation of cost drivers and comparison of institutional treatment cost with the national tariff. Bone Joint J. Feb 2016. 98-B(2):249-259.

Rashid,A & Funk,L. What’s changed in the management of frozen shoulder? Drug Ther Bull. Sep 2015. 53: 90-2.

Rashid,A; Kalson,N; Jiwa,N; Patel, A; Irwin,A & Corner,A. The effects of pre-operative intra-articular glenohumeral corticosteroid injection on infective complications after shoulder arthroplasty. Shoulder Elbow. July 2015 7: 154-156.

Rashid,A; Atrey,A & Diamond,O. Bone & Joint Journal/EFORT Travelling Fellowship in Scandinavia. J Tr & Orthop. May 2014. Vol 2, Issue 2: 13.

Imbuldenia,A; Rashid,A & Murphy JP. A Comparison of 2-Octylcyanoacrylate with Nylon for Wound Closure of Knee Arthroscopy Portals. J Wound Care. 2013:162:2. PMID:25284299

Rashid,A; Christofi,T & Thomas,M. Surgical treatment of lateral clavicle physeal injuries: a case series. Bone Joint J. May 2013. 95-B:664-667. PMID:23632678

Rashid,A; Arulananthan,A; Magnussen,A; Imbuadeniya,A; Remedios,D & Jennings,S. The availability of pre-referral imaging for elective orthopaedic referrals at the first outpatient appointment. Ann R Coll Surg Eng (Suppl). Jan 2013. Vol 95, No 1:38

Rashid,A; Abdul-Jabar,H; Andersen,K & Mellor,S. Femoral bowing and consequent stress fracture in an adolescent with Glucose-6-Phosphatase Dehydrogenase Deficiency: first reported case. Euro Orthop & Traumatol. Jan 2013. 4:201-203.

Rashid,A; Al-Hadithy,N; Rossouw,D & Mellor,S. Consultant attitudes to ST Higher Surgical Trainees. Ann R Coll Surg Eng (Suppl).Vol 94, No 10, Nov 2012: 334

Perera,J; Rashid,A; Gikas,P; Bajekal,R & Molloy,S. Osteoporotic Vertebral Fragility Fractures – Treatment & Management. J Orthop. Sep2012;9(2)e10

Martin,G; Rashid,A; Abdul-Jabar,H & Jennings,S. Portal Vein Thrombosis after a Total Knee Replacement: Case Report. J Orthop Surg. Aug 2012;20(2):276-8. PMID: 2293369

Abdul-Jabar,H; Walsh,U; Rashid,A & Rajkumar,S. Primary Meningococcal Oligoarthritis of the Knee - Case Report and Review of the Literature. Eur Orthop & Traumatol. Nov 2011; 2:149-152

Patel,A; Anand.A; Rashid,A& Yoon,WW. Medial patella-femoral reconstruction for the treatment of chronic patellar instability: A systematic review of recent evidence. J Orthop. Nov 2011;8(4)e5

Dhokia,R; Rashid,A; Eleftheriou,K& Ray,P. A review of out-of-hours electronic transmission of patient radiographs between resident Orthopaedic juniors and their non-resident seniors. Ann R Coll Surg Eng (Suppl). Sep 2011; 93(282):1-3

Rashid,A; Abdul-Jabar,H; Karmani,S; Rezajooi,K& Casey,ATH. Giant paravertebral myxoma: case report & review of literature. Eur Spine J. May 2010; 20(2):138-42. PMID: 20495934

Wright,B; Rashid,A; & Leonard,L. Scaphoid fracture in a patient with STT osteoarthritis. J Hand Surg Eur. Dec 2009; 34(6):818-9. PMID: 20067933

Abdul-Jabar,H; Rashid,A; Sadri,A & Paes,T. Tissue factor expression in symptomatic carotid plaques. J Clin Med Res. July 2009; 1(3):137-143. PMID:22493647

Abdul-Jabar,H; Rashid,A; & Lam,F. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: a review. Curr Orthop. Feb 2009; 23(1):69-73.

Rashid,A; Tirabosco,R; Molloy,S; Lehovsky,J & Butt,S. Metastatic pulmonary intimal sarcoma presenting as cauda equina syndrome. Spine. July2008; 33(15):E516-520. PMID: 18594450

Rashid,A; Abdul-Jabar,H & Lam,F. Nerve injury associated with shoulder surgery: a review. Curr Orthop. Aug 2008; 22(4):284-8.

Rashid,A; Ahluwalia,G; Griselli,M; Scheuermann-Freestone, M; Neubauer,S; Gatzoulis,M & Shore,D. Congenital partial absence of the pericardium associated with tricuspid regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg Feb 2008; 85(2):645-7. PMID: 18222287

Ahluwalia,G; Rashid,A; Griselli,M, Szczeklik,M; Rigby,M; Mohiaddin,R & Shore,D. Hypoplastic circumflex retro-oesophegeal right-sided cervical aortic arch with unusual vascular arrangement and severe coarctation.Ann Thorac Surg. September 2007; 84(3):1014-6. PMID: 17720424

Scheuermann-Freestone, M; Orchard,E; Francis,J; Petersen,M; Friedrich,M; Rashid,A; Myerson,S; Shore,D & Neubauer,S. Partial congenital absence of the pericardium. Circulation August 2007; 116(6):e126-9. PMID: 17679622

Rashid,A; Ahluwalia,G; Griselli,M, Gatzoulis,M & Shore,D. Aneurysm of the ascending aorta following aortic valve replacement and ascending-to-descending aorta bypass. Eur J RadiolNovember 2007; 64(2):57-8

Vasani,S; Velusami,P; Rashid,A& Ahluwalia,G. Trainee doctors’ opinions of Modernising Medical Careers: A questionnaire survey of the London region. Med Educ. December 2006; 40(12):1230. PMID: 17118117