Dr Abbasi qualified from St. George's University of London gaining a merit award for "Outstanding Performance" in Medical MB finals and completed his membership with merit in 2005. He is Joint Clinical Lead Director in East and South East London and is the Finance Lead for AT Medics as well as being involved with GP Leadership development. Dr Abbasi is an experienced GP specialist trainer for the London Specialty School of General Practice and he also supervises and assesses undergraduate students at St. George's, University of London. He was elected by Lambeth GPs to the CCG governing body and chairs the Primary Care Development Programme. Dr Abbasi has successfully led the pan-Lambeth Federation bid for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, securing £3.5mil for Lambeth residents. He is now Joint Chair of the steering group leading extended access implementation in Lambeth.