Professor Abdollah Tavabie MA MD FRCGP FRCPE
Doctor of Science
Professor Abdollah Tavabie is the Interim Dean Director for Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex, having worked with the organisation for over 20 years, including as GP Dean and Deputy Dean Director. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Kent.
Professor Abdol Tavabie was born and brought up in Shiraz, Iran; he studied medicine at Shiraz University and completed his national service as a trainee doctor in a military hospital. After a visit to England, he was impressed with the British NHS and decided to pursue his postgraduate education in the UK.
He met his wife, Dr Jackie Tavabie at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, Kent and they decided to enter general practice together. Their shared vision of the future of general practice helps them to strive towards a continuously improving health care service. Professor Abdol Tavabie maintained his commitment as a practicing GP for thirty years at Ballater Surgery, Orpington, Kent, until 2012. The practice has been nationally recognised for developing a Quality Standard for General Practice as well as being an NHS Beacon Practice.
He has been involved with medical education locally, regionally and nationally for many years, as a GP Trainer, GP Tutor, VTS Course Organiser and MAAG Chairman. Professor Tavabie has published widely on postgraduate medical education, presented academic papers nationally and internationally in OTTAWA, AMEE, ASME, RCGP and UKCEA conferences.
He has recently been asked to be a Joint Postgraduate Dean National Lead Dean for Health Education England to help to implement delivery of the NHS England “Five Years Forward View”.
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