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Asim A. Abbasi, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 273-4058

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Patient Care Settings

Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics


Professional Background

Dr. Abbasi attended undergraduate studies at Northwestern University where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Evolutionary Biology. Prior to attending medical school, he worked for two years at the National Institutes of Health as a research fellow, creating a mice model system for a protein involved in the cell cycle.

After medical school at the University of Toledo, he completed his residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester. In addition, he completed a Master's degree in Public Health at the Community and Preventative Medicine program.

He is currently a Senior Instructor in the Pediatric Emergency Department at the University of Rochester Medical Center.



  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | University of Toledo

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012
Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: Department of Emergency Medicine
Location: University of Rochester

2012 - 2013
Patient and Family-Centered Care Top Performer's Award
Location: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital


Journal Articles

Dey A, Chitsaz F, Abbasi A, Misteli T, Ozato K. "The double bromodomain protein Brd4 binds to acetylated chromatin during interphase and mitosis." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.. 2003 Jul 22; 100(15):8758-63. Epub 2003 Jul 02.