CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story included an incorrect address for the Geneseo Parish Outreach Center. The address has been corrected.
GENESEO - Dr. Ayesha Tasaddaq has assumed the role of medical director of the Geneseo Parish Outreach Center, 4520 Genesee St.
She takes over for Dr. Paul Frame who retired from the position.
Center Director Donna Flaherty said the center is “fortunate to have another caring and responsive medical director whose warmth and friendliness will continue to serve her well as she works with the center.”
Tasaddaq has been affiliated with Tri-County Family Medicine in Dansville for more than 10 years. She started her medical career more than 20 years ago in Pakistan when she received her first degree from the University of The Pinjab in Lahore. She then interned at Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpnindi. She moved to the United States in 2004,where she passed through several other certifications of her degrees.
Tasaddaq completed a residency in family practice at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, which she said provided her with a wealth of opportunities in dealing with a diverse population and varying socio-economic dynamics. It also provided her with her first experiences with the complexities of health insurance in the United States.
She said having young children, learning more English and facing the long and hard work of a phenomenal residency left her sleep-deprived, but extremely educated in family medicine in the United States.
Tasaddaq, who specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, began volunteering at the Parish Outreach Center in the summer of 2020. She said she has always been interested in dedicating time outside of employment to worthy causes.
Tasaddaq said she loves the ability to follow patients in the traditional family practice mode. Knowing the families, she said, is what she always wanted.
Tasaddaq has three adult children, all of whom have followed her into medicine.
Outside of her professional life - and as part of a large family spread over the globe - Tasaddaq, who has five sisters, said she relished her time with her live-in mother and her almost annual visit to her native country.
Tasaddaq lives on a farm and, although she doesn’t farm, said she appreciates the comfort and beauty of nature. She also enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities.