Dr Abdul Shlebak completed his MBChB in Tripoli, Libya in 1986 with first honours and best graduate prize. Following general medical training in Edinburgh and Lanarkshire (MRCP, 1991), he joined the haematology department at hospitals in Glasgow and then Liverpool (DRCPath and MRCPath, 1995). He joined the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (RPMS) at Hammersmith Hospital as a lecturer in 1998 and undertook research in cord blood progenitor stem cells (MD degree, University of London, 2000) whilst running the MSc programme in haematology. He was appointed as a consultant and honorary senior lecturer at St Mary's Hospital in 1998. He led on transfusion, haemostasis and thrombosis including anticoagulation and obstetric haematology. He is the lead for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust’s haematology diagnostic service since its inception in 2008 and currently leads on haematology and blood transfusion pathology services’ (North West London Pathology since 2017) modernisation. He has been the unit training lead for the Imperial haematology training programme since 2014 and chair for local faculty group (LFG). He is an Imperial College London undergraduate teacher and a co-convenor of the BSc haemostats module. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists. He has led as the national haematology expert for the RCPath National Medical Laboratory Catalogue (NMLC).
Thrombosis, anticoagulation, obstetric haematology, bleeding tendency, general and laboratory haematology
Research & publications
Research interests include the prevention of venous thromboembolism, haemostatic aspects of recurrent miscarriages and pregnancy loss with earlier contribution to the effects of pregnancy on the quality of cord blood progenitor cells.