Christiana Care, Department of Family & Community Medicine, and AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Department of Pediatrics
Editorial Board Member for BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC Medical Education, BMC Proceedings and BMC Public Health
Omar is a board-certified family physician with active interests in global health and medical education. He received his BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania, medical degree and residency from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and MHS in public health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.
His experience includes working with USAID and serving as faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the University of Vermont where he directed the Global Health Program. He is presently on the active staff of the Dept. of Family & Community Medicine at Christiana Care, and the Dept. of Pediatrics at AI DuPont Hospital for Children. He holds faculty appointments as Clinical Associate Professor with Drexel University’s College of Health Sciences and as Clinical Assistant Professor with the Depts. of Family Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Vermont.
Omar serves as a reviewer for BMJ, JAMA, the Lancet, AIDS, American Family Physician and several other journals. He is on the editorial boards of several journals as well, including BMC Public Health, BMC International Health & Human Rights and the International Journal of Health Geographics. He has authored or co-authored 4 books in the area of global health, is presently working on a book on Megacities & Global Health, and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.
He currently serves as Program Chair for International Health for the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Vice-President of the DE chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He serves as a Trustee of Christiana Care Health System, one of the largest tertiary-care health systems in the US. He also serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations, including the Delaware Academy of Medicine, Project Bangladesh and Medscape/WebMD. He is co-founder of the non-profit Writers Without Borders.
In 2009, Dr. Khan was named as a ‘Top Doc’ by Philadelphia magazine. He has received the Alumnus of the Year award and the Teacher of the Year award from the University of Vermont; the AAFP/Pfizer Teaching Development Award; the Executive Director’s Citation from the APHA; and the Leonard F. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold F. Gold Foundation.