Emad Abou-Arab, M.D.

Emad R. Abou-Arab, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
300 North Ingalls Street, NI4C06
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5435   


Dr. Abou-Arab was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and is the proud son of Lebanese immigrants. He graduated with a B.S. in Respiratory care from University of Toledo in 2005 and subsequently graduated medical school from the Universidad Internacional del Ecuador in 2011. He completed residency in Family Medicine at Indiana University in Indianapolis in 2016 and then worked as Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Iowa after residency. He has experience in an LGBTQ clinic and is passionate about caring for LGBTQ patients, including gender affirming hormone therapy for adults and adolescents. He also has interest in immigrant health, school-based clinics and care for the un- and underinsured. He is fluent in Arabic and Spanish and sees patients at Briarwood Family Medicine. 

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Care of the Underserved
LGBTQ Healthcare
Immigrant Health
Climate Change and Health

Research Interests

LGBTQ Healthcare and the Intersection with Race and Ethnicity
Climate Change and Health
Medical Education


Medical Degree

Universidad Internacional Del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, 2011.


Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind., 206


Professional Organizations

American Academy of Family Physicians
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality
Medical Society Consortium on Climate Change and Health
MiCCA: Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action

1801 Briarwood Circle
Building 10
Ann Arbor, MI  48108