Sommer Aldulaimi, MD, FAAFP is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona and affiliated faculty with the Program in Human Rights Practice. Dr. Aldulaimi is the Co-Director of Global Health Programs in the Office of Global and Border Health for the College of Medicine. Her other current leadership roles include: Director of Rural Health for the South Campus program, Co-Director of the SC Residency Global Health Track, and Medical Director for the Tucson Family Advocacy Program.
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. 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.
Clinically, Dr. Aldulaimi is a full-spectrum family physician, practicing outpatient primary care, 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 and a Basic Lifesupport in OB program in Bangladesh. Her clinical and educational work domestically focuses on care of refugees, border health, and other underserved populations, and runs the refugee clinics for the Family and Community Medicine Department.
Nationally, she has served as the Chair for the Society for Family Medicine's Global Health Educators Collaborative, and is currently on the American Academy of Pediatrics Helping Babies Survive Working Group Board and the American Academy of Family Physicians Center for Global Health Initiatives Advisory Board.