Dr Abtehale Al-HussainiBSc MBBS PhD MRCP

Consultant general and interventional cardiologist


Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini graduated from Imperial College London and then completed her cardiology and general medicine training in London. She obtained a British Heart Foundation (BHF) grant, and the renowned ‘rare diseases fellowship’ from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which enabled her to run a research program and complete her PhD.

Clinical expertise

Dr Abethale Al-Hussaini has specialist expertise in:

  • cardiac computerised tomography (CT)
  • cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • coronary angiography
  • percutaneous coronary intervention with or without stenting
  • transthoracic echocardiography
  • fractional flow reserve (FFR).

Research interests

Dr Abethale Al-Hussaini has vast clinical and research expertise in women with cardiac and vascular disease. Her main academic interest is focused on spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and aortopathy. She is one of the only UK experts within this field, with extensive background in leading the UK SCAD registry and the phenotyping study that she continues to contribute to.

She also works alongside international partners and collaborators to further research, understand the pathophysiology and best management of this condition. She has recently contributed to the position paper submitted to the European Society of Cardiology on the topic of SCAD.


Alongside academia, Dr Al-Hussaini has an extensive background in teaching and training in the UK and abroad. Most recently she has been working with, and representing, the Royal College of Physicians in training and teaching cardiologists in west Africa.


  • BHF Professional Hero Award
  • NIHR Best Research Award for utilising the research to derive best clinical care and services across the UK for patients with SCAD.
  • NIHR Rare Disease Fellowship


Royal Brompton HospitalWimpole Street

Languages spoken

English, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, French