Asif completed his Bachelors of Science at the University of Ottawa. He completed his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, followed by post-graduate training in pediatric neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. He then completed a Master’s in Education at the University of Toronto. He joined the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in the Division of Neurology in 2005. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and has been Chief of the Division of Neurology at CHEO since 2016.
Asif has published over 60 peer reviewed articles in journals such as Medical Education, Lancet Neurology, Academic Medicine and Neurology. He has been interviewed for pieces on CTV National News, CBC Radio, The National Post and The Walrus.