Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini is a consultant general and interventional cardiologist who treats private and NHS patients at Royal Brompton Hospital. 

She graduated from Imperial College London and 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.

She has won the following awards:

  • 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.
Clinical expertise

Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini is a consultant cardiologist with particular interest in treating women with cardiac and vascular disease. 

She has specialist expertise in:

Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini offers heart risk screening consultations to patients.

Research interests

Dr Abtehale 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.