Sommer Aldulaimi, MD, FAAFP

MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, 2011
University of Arizona South Campus Family Medicine Residency, 2014
  • Global health
  • Rural health
  • Underresourced medicine
  • Simulations
  • Emergency scenarios
  • Maternal-child health
Academic / Professional Bio: 

Dr. Aldulaimi is the child of immigrants from the middle east. She grew up in Tucson and completed her undergraduate degree, medical degree and residency at the University of Arizona. During residency, she created and implemented a global health track at her 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. She has a special interest in global health, teaching and caring for underserved populations. Dr. Aldulaimi currently serves at the Co-Director of Global Health Programs in the Office of Global and Border Health for the College of Medicine, the Medical Director for the Tucson Family Advocacy Program (medical-legal partnership), Director of Rural Health for the Family Medicine Residency Program and coordinates the refugee program for the department.

Clinically, Dr. Aldulaimi is a full-spectrum family physician practicing inpatient medicine, obstetrics including deliveries and care of newborns, caring for complex refugees in the outpatient setting, and performing new refugee screening exams. She has continued to be active in global health since medical school and has experience working in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, and Tanzania, Myanmar and Bangladesh.  She also has brought education programs to some of these countries including a neonatal resuscitation program in Tanzania, and Basic Obstetrical Life support in Bangladesh. Her clinical and educational work domestically focuses on care of refugees, border health, and other underserved populations.

Nationally she is on the American Academy of Family Physicians Center for Global Health Initiatives Advisory Board, and the American Academy of Pediatrics Global Neonatal Advisory Committee as a content expert. She also served as the Chair for the Society for Family Medicine's Global Health Educators Collaborative in the past.

Honors and Awards: 
MedGlobal Humanitarian Award - 2023
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