Wahida Abaza is a Public health writer for The Family and Youth Institute. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for her undergraduate studies She holds a Medical Degree from the University of Illinois and completed her Postgraduate Medical training at the University of Michigan’s Mott Childrens’ Hospital. She currently works as a Pediatrician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings as a general pediatrician and enjoys teaching medical students and residents.
Dr. Abaza has been involved in community organizing for more than 25 years primarily focusing her efforts on young people. She currently lives with her husband and three children in Dublin, Ohio and is active in youth programming for the Noor Islamic Cultural Center.