Asad Bandealy, M.D., is a affiliate faculty member of the Child Health Advocacy Institute and a pediatrician at Children’s National Hospital. In his clinical and community work, Dr. Bandealy incorporates the tenets of community oriented primary care (COPC), engaging with patients, families and the community beyond the four walls of the clinic to address the social determinants of health that impact the wellness of our communities.
Dr. Bandealy is passionate about firearm injury prevention. During his residency training, he worked with the Chicago Police Department and the State’s Attorney’s office on a gun violence education program for middle school students. He has worked with Moms Demand Action to develop a training module for pediatricians to discuss firearm injury prevention and safe storage with families in clinic. He published research on lethal means counseling as a strategy for suicide prevention and served on the planning committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics national summit on gun injury prevention.
Dr. Bandealy also engages in various projects around reducing health disparities, including the D.C. Pediatric Oral Health Coalition and early childhood caries reduction efforts at Children’s National, as well as D.C. Mayor Bowser’s Every Day Counts Taskforce to reduce chronic school absenteeism. In his spare time, Dr. Bandealy enjoys basketball, astronomy and, most importantly, fatherhood.