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Ali Al-Hadithi is a University of Cambridge Academic Clinical Fellow in Cardiology and Internal Medicine.

Ali completed his undergraduate and clinical training at the University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College), where he received multiple awards for academic excellence. After completing his foundation programme training in the East of England region, he continued with academic clinical training in Cambridge.

His research experiences range from basic science to clinically focussed studies. Ali’s research has led to multiple peer-reviewed publications, including areas of arrhythmias, heart failure and cardiovascular risk. He was awarded numerous prizes throughout his training, most recently the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine Harvey Prize. Recent research interests involve studying heart failure and cardiac cachexia alongside the role of GDF15, a marker of cellular stress, and the integrated stress response. This includes using a combination of genetic mouse models, immunofluorescence, qPCR and single-molecule in-situ hybridisation RNAscope analysis.

Ali is heavily involved in medical education and has developed numerous teaching materials (most recently, including award-winning online resources. His training in medical education further developed on the University of Cambridge Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education course, where he was awarded a Distinction. He was invited to and completed (a year early) the University of Cambridge Integrated Foundations of Medical Education in 2019 to be awarded AFHEA. He is a University of Cambridge clinical supervisor since 2019.

In addition to teaching, Ali is a lead editor for multiple books on electrocardiograms and radiology.


· Royal Society of Medicine Harvey Prize, 2022

· Finalist for Royal Society of Medicine Trainee Section Research Prize, 2022

· Graduate Essay Prize, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, 2018

· Finalist for Royal Society of Medicine Sidney Linton award, 2018

· Marke Wood Prize, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, 2017

· Royal Society of Medicine General Practice Update Forum Poster second place award, 2017

· William Harvey Award, University of Cambridge, 2016

· Royal Society of Medicine Sidney Linton prize second place award, 2016

· Bell-Wade award, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, 2015

· Tsinghua-Cambridge Studentship, 2014

· Senior Scholar, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, 2014


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Full list of publications can be found here.

Recent Publications:

· Fermont JM, Fisk M, Bolton CE, MacNee W, Cockcroft JR, Fuld J, Cheriyan J, Mohan D, Mäki-Petäjä KM, Al-Hadithi AB, Tal-Singer R, Müllerova H, Polkey MI, Wood AM, McEniery CM, Wilkinson IB; ERICA consortium. Cardiovascular risk prediction using physical performance measures in COPD: results from a multicentre observational study. BMJ Open. 2020 Dec 28;10(12):e038360. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038360. PMID: 33372069; PMCID: PMC7772292.

· Ara F, Al-Hadithi ABAK, Alizadeh M. Surgery despite multiple non-interventional images of a porcelain aorta. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 May 12;13(5):e234042. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-234042. PMID: 32404322; PMCID: PMC7228142.

· Al-Hadithi ABAK, Boyle NG. A Clinical Review of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure EMJ Cardiol 2019.

· Al-Hadithi ABAK, Khakpour H, Cruz D, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K, Bradfield JS. Incessant intraseptal ventricular tachycardia ablated utilizing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and bipolar ablation. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2018 Oct 2;4(12):557-560. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2018.01.014. PMID: 30581730; PMCID: PMC6301887.

· Al-Hadithi AB, Do DH, Boyle NG. Vein Management for Cardiac Device Implantation. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2018 Dec;10(4):561-571. doi: 10.1016/j.ccep.2018.05.003. Epub 2018 Oct 5. PMID: 30396572.

· Valli H, Ahmad S, Chadda KR, Al-Hadithi ABAK, Grace AA, Jeevaratnam K, Huang CL. Age-dependent atrial arrhythmic phenotype secondary to mitochondrial dysfunction in Pgc-1β deficient murine hearts. Mech Ageing Dev. 2017 Oct;167:30-45. doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2017.09.002. Epub 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28919427; PMCID: PMC5652526.

· Chadda KR, Ahmad S, Valli H, den Uijl I, Al-Hadithi AB, Salvage SC, Grace AA, Huang CL, Jeevaratnam K. The effects of ageing and adrenergic challenge on electrocardiographic phenotypes in a murine model of long QT syndrome type 3. Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 11;7(1):11070. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-11210-3. PMID: 28894151; PMCID: PMC5593918.

Other publications: 

· ABAK Al-Hadithi, A Hobson, S Kirubakaran & Z Qureshi. Elsevier: The Unofficial Guide To ECGs. 2023

· ABAK Al-Hadithi & Z Qureshi. Elsevier: The Unofficial Guide To Radiology: 100 Practice Chest X Rays, Second Edition. 2023

· P Eastwood, ABAK Al-Hadithi & Z Qureshi. Elsevier: The Unofficial Guide To Radiology: 100 Practice Abdominal X Rays, Third Edition. 2023

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