Adil received his undergraduate and doctorate degrees from the UBC, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. He works as a Director with Pharmacy Services at Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care and Provincial Health Services Authority. He is also an associate professor with the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences at UBC. He has over 30 publications and has delivered over 200 presentations. He is the lead editor of a 400-page book entitled the Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs, which is now in its 20th edition and is the 2009 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year. He also co-wrote a similar handbook for children and adolescents. In addition to his role with the Therapeutics Education Collaboration, he sits on the Education Working Group of the Therapeutics Initiative, he is a member of the Canadian Drug Expert Committee (CDEC) for the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health and a member of the Human Drug Advisory Panel (HDAP) of the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB).