Director of Child Development at the Beth Israel Medical Center/Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein School
Asma is a member of the ASMA Society and has been involved in promoting both intra-faith and inter-faith dialogue. She has actively supported many of the Asma Society events including “Muslim Artists response to 9/11” and the “Cordoba Bread feast”. She has done teaching circles for visiting students at the Masjid-al Farah and lectured on Islam and women and Sufism and Qawwali as part of a lecture series at the Madison Ave Presbyterian Church. Asma has been active in supporting “Virsa Pakistan” in promoting Qawwali performances in the Tri-state area. She has done introduction lectures on Qawwali and Sufism at the Interfaith Center, Washington Square Church and the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations. Asma was one of the initial Board members and is now on the Advisory Board of “Turning Point”, which is a community based, non-for profit organization addressing the needs of Muslim women and children through crisis intervention especially in the area of domestic violence by providing individual and group counseling, advocacy, outreach education and youth training programs. Asma helped organize a collaborative work-shop on “The Huddood Ordinance” with the ASMA Society and the Women’s caucus group of the APPNA ( Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America) at the Annual convention in Washington D.C. Asma Jamil was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She came to the United States almost 22 years ago for post-Graduate training in Pediatrics. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband Hasan, son Danyal and daughter Amra Noor Sadiq. Dr. Sadiq works at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York as Director of Child Development and is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y. She was awarded a Special Grant by the United Hospital Fund for Project DOCS, in which parents act as teachers for residents to better understand the needs of children with disabilities. She has recently been awarded a scholarship by the Brave-well Collaborative and is a Graduate Fellow of the Program of Integrative Medicine –University of Arizona. (Class 2006-2008). Dr. Sadiq has lectured and published as well as organized a series of academic conferences to facilitate and actualize an integrative and holistic approach in the care of children and families. She works with families to facilitate self-care and self awareness and is respectful of modalities and paradigms that emphasize the balance of mind-body-spirit in healing and wellness.