Faculty Profile

Aasim Padela
Section of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr.Padela is an emergency medicine clinician whose broad scholarship resides at the intersection of religious identity, healthcare, and bioethics.He utilizes diverse methodologies from health services research, religious studies, and comparative ethics to examine the encounter of Islam with contemporary biomedicine through the lives of Muslim patients and clinicians, and in the scholarly writings of Islamic authorities. Through systematic research and strategic interventions, he seeks (1) to improve American Muslim health outcomes and healthcare experiences, and (2) to construct a multidisciplinary field of Islamic bioethics. Dr. Padela has made significant contributions to Muslim American health disparity research and intervention science, to understanding discrimination-related impacts on Muslim clinicians and patients, and to the field of Islamic bioethics.

Clinical Interests

Emergency Medicine


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  • BA, 2001, University of Rochester, Classical Arabic & Literature
  • BS, 2001, University of Rochester, Biomedical Engineering
  • MD, 2005, Weill Cornell Medical College, Medicine
  • Residency, 2008, University of Rochester, Emergency Medicine
  • MS, 2009, University of Michigan, , Health & Health Care Research
  • MS, 2011, University of Michigan, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Clinical Scholar