Dr. Abdulaimi Sommer

Dr. Aldulaimi grew up in Tucson and completed both her undergraduate degree in physiology and her medical degree at the University of Arizona.  She stayed at the University of Arizona for residency, completing her training at the South Campus Family Medicine Program, with her last year as Chief Resident.  Dr. Aldulaimi has a special interest in global health and caring for underserved populations domestically and abroad.  She created and implemented a global health track at her residency program, working with mentors and residents to develop a robust curriculum.  Dr. Aldulaimi was one of the first graduates of this track, and it has recently been recognized as an example for other programs nationally.  After residency Dr. Aldulaimi joined the faculty of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She currently serves at the Co-Director of Global Health Programs in the Office of Global and Border Health for the College of Medicine, and Director of Rural Health, Co-Director of the Global Health Track and Medical Director for the Tucson Family Advocacy Program (the medical legal partnership) for the Family Medicine Residency.

Clinically, Dr. Aldulaimi is a full-spectrum family physician, running the refugee program in the outpatient setting (including new refugee screening exams and complex care refugee clinics), inpatient medicine, obstetrics including deliveries and care of newborns.  She has continued to be active in global health since medical school and has experience working in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Bangladesh and Tanzania.  She also has brought education programs to some of these countries including a neonatal resuscitation program in Tanzania, a virtual lecture series in Myanmar, and Basic OB Life-Support in Bangladesh with MedGlobal. Her clinical and educational work domestically focuses on care of refugees, border health, and other underserved populations.

Nationally is on the American Academy of Family Physicians Center for Global Health Initiatives Advisory Board, and part of the American Academy of Pediatrics Global Neonatal Advisory Committee Content Expert Group. She also served as leadership for the Society for Family Medicine’s Global Health Educators Collaborative in the past.