Asma Sadiq, MD

Asma J. Sadiq, MD is the Director of the Division of Child Development at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Sadiq is board certified in General pediatrics, Developmental Behavioral pediatrics and Neuro-Developmental pediatrics. She is a Faculty Development Fellow in the Integrative Medicine program at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and a Bravewell Fellow in Integrative Medicine program at the University of Arizona.

Dr Sadiq uses a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to work with children and families of children with developmental disabilities and behavioral problems with a special interest in family dynamics, life style/stress and nutrition. She is involved in training Pediatric Residents in Developmental Pediatrics and was awarded a Special Grant by the United Hospital Fund for Project DOCS to have parents as teachers for residents to better understand the needs of children with chronic disabilities.

Dr. Sadiq lectures on Integrative approaches in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric and has published in the Pediatric and Psychiatric Annals on Integrative Approaches and ADHD. She has organized CME Conferences at Beth Israel on Integrative Medicine and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, the most recent having been inspired by her attending Food As Medicine, titled “Food for Thought: an integrative approach to Children’s Health, Nutrition and Mind-Body Practices-2007.”

Dr. Sadiq completed her MBBS./ MD degree form Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan and her residency in Pediatrics at Harlem Hospital / Columbia University. She became an Assistant Attending in Pediatrics, teaching Columbia University Medical Students and Pediatric residents from both Harlem Hospital and Columbia. Dr. Sadiq has co-authored a parenting curriculum guide as part of the Parent and Child Enrichment Project, a five-year project at Columbia University and the Department of Health, which studied the benefits of providing at-risk mothers with an onsite rehabilitation program combined with medical and pediatric services.