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Dr. Omar is a US Board-Certified Neurologist and Neurological Oncologist. He also has subspecialized training in Endovascular Neurosurgery from the University of Oxford.Dr. Omar's main area of interest is the development of innovative approaches for the management of brain and spinal cord malignancies. He has a unique set of skills that spans across the various disciplines of Neurosciences. He received training in Endovascular Neurosurgery (University of Oxford), Neurological Oncology (University of Toronto), Neurology (University of Missouri - Columbia), Epilepsy / Epilepsy surgery evaluations, EEG, intraoperative monitoring, subdural grids and depth electrode interpretation (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) and Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (PhD, University of Ottawa). He is a member of the Society for NeuroOncology (SNO), American Medical Association, American Physiological Society (Inactive), The Society for Neuroscience (Inactive) and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). He is also the recipient of numerous awards including the "Medical Innovator - 2013 Award" from the Sangamon County Medical society for his discovery of a novel molecularly targeted approach for the treatment of spinal cord hemangioblastomas, Excellence Scholarship in Science and Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Prize for Outstanding Achievements from the Ottawa Hospital Foundation and a highly coveted Canadian Institutes of Health Research National Fellowship Award for investigating the role of endogenous neural stem cells in brain repair following ischemic and traumatic brain injury.
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Epilepsy & Neurophysiology
Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)