Asim Ahmed Abbasi, M.D.

Asim Ahmed Abbasi, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 655
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-4058

Professional Bio

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 Preventitive Medicine program.

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

Awards & Honors (Local)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award | Department of Emergency Medicine | University of Rochester 2014
Patient and Family-Centered Care Top Performer's Award | University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital 2012 - 2013

Recent Journal Articles

2003 Jul 22
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.

Current Appointments

Senior Instructor - Department of Emergency Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Senior Instructor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


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


MD | Medicine | The University of Toledo College of Medicine2006
BA | Arts & Sciences | Northwestern University2000
MPH | Community and Preventitive Medicine | University of RochesterAttended 2009 - 2012

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007