Hicham Abada was born in Algiers. After he had completed his medical degree in Algeria (1992), he went to Belgium for a 5-year residency program in Radiology followed by one year of fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology in the leading academic department of radiology of the University of Brussels (Erasme Hospital). He then joined the department of vascular radiology of Broussais Hospital in Paris, France; before accepting a position in the Department of Radiology at Central Army Hospital in Algiers in 1999. He came back to France, in 2001, where he joined the department of Radiology of Rene Dubos Hospital leading the vascular and interventional radiology program for 5 years. In 2006, he joined VIR section of the department of radiology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, as an Associate Professor, he was in charge, in addition to his interventional radiology work, the peripheral vascular imaging program and was Director of the Uterine Fibroid Clinic as well. He joined the vascular and interventional division of the department of Radiology at the University of Kentucky as an Associate Professor in 2009. He recently moved to Abu Dhabi to lead the department of interventional radiology at CCAD in august 2014.
His scholarly activities are marked by publications in major radiological journals as Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, European Radiology and Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, and has also participated in book chapters and reviews. He is currently reviewer in different radiological journals. He is regularly invited as a speaker in national and international meetings in relation to his area of expertise as uterine artery embolization for treatment of post partum hemorrhage or uterine fibroid embolization, vascular interventional procedures and cardiovascular imaging with a special focus on radiation dose optimization, and surveillance of patients post Endovascular Aortic Repair. He is also dedicating his daily practice in interventional oncologic procedures including ablation therapies for the treatment of liver tumors or cryoablation of renal tumors, and transarterial chemoembolization interventions.