Faizal Asumda

Assistant Professor

Faizal Asumda

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics: Genetics


I completed High School in Danville, PA. I completed College at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. I completed graduate studies at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Medical School was completed at the University of Science, Arts & Technology in the British West Indies. My clinical training in Internal Medicine was completed at the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA and my Clinical Genetics training was completed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.


  • MBA, Business/Managerial Operations Davenport University, 2017

  • MD, Medicine Saint James School of Medicine, 2013

  • BA, Political Science and Governme Bucknell University, 2006


  • PHY GA Professional Licensing BRD, 2022

  • Physician License Florida Board of Medicine, 2022

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RPED 5002

    Pediatrics General

Teaching Interests

Genetics and Biochemistry


Selected Recent Publications

  • A novel case of homozygous PAX1 mutation associated with hypoparathyroidism. , 2022
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Chance discovery of genome-wide paternal uniparental disomy in an asymptomatic 53-year-old woman undergoing cancer risk genetic screening. , 2022
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Identification of a novel form of dominant optic atrophy using an automated pipeline for reanalysis of exome sequencing. , 2022
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 1: Case Report of an Attenuated Presentation. , 2022
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Noonan Syndrome-Like Disorder with Loose Anagen Hair 2: Case of the oldest reported individual to date with de novo PPP1CB variant. , 2022
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Research Interests

My research interest is to apply cancer cells, stem cells, mouse-human xenograft models, and animal models of human genetic disease to understand disease pathophysiology, and to develop therapeutic interventions. I am interested in using primary tissue cultured cells as model systems for oncogenic disease and as individualized patient-specific genetic and metabolic disease models for basic and translationally focused research that will potentially result in gene-based therapies.