Dr Talab qualified in the faculty of medicine, Assiut University, Egypt. Following an initial period of training there, he came to the UK for postgraduate qualifications and training in general medicine. His first training post in geriatric medicine was in Southampton General Hospital in 1989.
Dr Talab then moved to Rotherham District General Hospital, South Yorkshire in August 1990 and worked there until 1996. He acquired more experience at registrar level in geriatric medicine, rheumatology, general medicine, diabetes and endocrinology. He gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians of London in June 1994. Dr Talab trained at Sheffield Northern General Hospital for three years where he gained a lot of experience and skills in falls, osteoporosis and orthopaedic medicine.
The rest of his training was at Barnsley District General Hospital and Doncaster Royal Infirmary where he gained experience in cardiovascular medicine.
Dr Talab is currently a consultant physician / geriatrician at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His main clinical interest include management of cardiac failure, hypertension, arrhythmias and diabetes particularly in older people.