Sommer Aldulaimi, MD, FAAFP

Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine - (Educator Scholar Track)
Co-Director of Global and Border Health Program
Medical Director, Tucson Family Advocacy Program
Director of Rural Health

Sommer Aldulaimi, MD, FAAFP

Academic / Professional Bio: 

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.  Her many leadership roles have included: Director of Rural Health for the South Campus program, Co-Director of the SC Residency Global Health Track, and the Associate Program Director of the South Campus Residency. She currently serves at the Co-Director of Global Health Programs in the Office of Global and Border Health for the College of 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, and Tanzania.  She also has brought education programs to some of these countries including a neonatal resuscitation program in Tanzania.  Her clinical and educational work domestically focuses on care of refugees, border health, and other underserved populations.

Nationally, she is the Chair for the Society for Family Medicine's Global Health Educators Collaborative, on the Board for the American Academy of Pediatrics Helping Babies Survive Working Group and is now on the American Academy of Family Physicians Center for Global Health Initiatives Advisory Board.

Research Interests: 
  • Global health
  • Rural health
  • Underresourced medicine
  • Simulations
  • Emergency scenarios
  • Maternal-child health
Degrees: 
MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, 2011
Honors and Awards: 
AAFP Family Medicine Interest Group Program of Excellence Award for outstanding FMIG nationally - 2018
Annual Teaching Award for overall best teacher, University of Arizona College of Medicine South Campus - 2018
Award for Faculty Excellence in Didactic Teaching, University of Arizona College of Medicine South Campus - 2018
Rural Training Track Collaborative Recognition, National Rural training track collaborative - 2018
Residency: 
University of Arizona South Campus Family Medicine Residency, 2014