Dr. Abbas has a PhD from Brisbane University, Australia, in pathology and more than 30 years of experience in academia and private consulting. He has published 37 papers and has been invited to present at a number of conferences. He also has four pending US and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent applications. Dr. Abbas is well versed in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and an expert in leech therapy for treating several human ailments . He has documented cases of successful treatment of lung, breast cancers with leech therapy.