Abdullah is a dedicated Vascular Medicine Specialist with academic appointments as a Professor for his work in the area of Vascular Medicine. He is the only doctor in the Southern Hemisphere to be awarded certification by the American Board of Medicine (ABVM), an independent organisation dedicated to the certification of qualified vascular medicine physicians. He holds MBBS (Hons), MMED, PhD, FRACP, DDU (Vascular), FACP, Amer. Board. Vasc. Med, FSVM and FACC qualifications.
Abdullah is actively involved in the teaching of medical students, junior doctors, and specialist trainees. He is a university examiner of medical students, a specialist examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and an examiner for the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.
As Executive Clinical Director, Abdullah is responsible for the provision of independent advice on all matters relating to clinical practice. The purpose of the position is to better support local decision making and the adoption of innovation and improved models of care. The Executive Clinical Director co-chairs the Network Clinical Council with the Chief Executive Officer.