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Biography: Ahmed Omar, MD
- Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Fellowship | Cornea and External Disease, Refractive
Cornea and External Disease, Refractive - University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2014 - 2016)
Fellowship | Medical Retina
Medical Retina - Joslin Diabetes Center (2012 - 2013)
Research Fellowship | Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology - Mayo Clinic (2011 - 2012)
American University Of Cairo (2018)
Assiut University Hospitals (2014)
Assiut University Faculty Of Medicine (2003)
Dr. Omar joined the cornea service at University Hospitals Eye Institute in May 2019. Dr. Omar was born in Egypt and raised in Germany until he was 7 years old. He graduated the Egyptian Certificate for Secondary Education as one of the top 30 students in Egypt. He then joined Assiut Medical School in 1997, one of the largest and oldest medical schools in Egypt. He graduated medical school ranking 2nd among his class of over 600 students. He then did his internship and ophthalmology residency in Assiut University Hospitals, which is the largest University Hospital Group in Upper Egypt, serving a population of over 40 million. After completing his residency in 2008, Dr. Omar was selected to be among the faculty in the ophthalmology department of Assiut University Hospitals.
In 2010, Dr. Omar was awarded a scholarship from the Egyptian Government to conduct his PhD research in the United States. He joined the Mayo Clinic in 2011, where he worked on his PhD project. During the same year, Dr. Omar became Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified and matched to a medical retina fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 2013, he moved back to Egypt for one year to finish his PhD.
In 2014, Dr. Omar started a cornea, refractive and external disease fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for two years. During the fellowship, Dr. Omar trained on the latest techniques of corneal transplantation and lamellar corneal surgery, as well as refractive surgery and implanting intraocular lenses for patients who had complicated cataract surgeries. After finishing the fellowship in 2016, Dr. Omar moved back to Egypt for two years because he felt he needed to transfer the knowledge and experience he developed during his cornea fellowship to his patients and colleagues in Egypt.
In 2017, Dr. Omar was able to start, for the first time in Upper Egypt, an Egyptian government-sponsored program to do corneal transplants for underprivileged people in Egypt at Assiut University Hospitals. Through that program, Dr. Omar and his colleagues at the Department of Ophthalmology, Assiut University Hospitals, were able to do corneal transplants to patients that would have otherwise waited for five years or more to have their surgeries done in Cairo University Hospitals, at no expense to the patients or their families. From 2017 to 2019, Dr. Omar performed over 120 corneal transplants at Assiut University Hospitals, in addition to about 100 other transplants in his private practice as well. With the experience he built over those years, he also taught many of his colleagues to do corneal transplants individually at Assiut University Hospitals, hoping that they will continue to provide the same level of care after he moved back to the U.S. to join University Hospitals.
Dr. Omar is interested in management of simple and complex corneal conditions. Among his areas of expertise are: keratoconus management, Fuch's endothelial dystrophy, corneal scars and dystrophies. Dr. Omar also is experienced in the management of patients with extensive corneal ulcers and severe dry eye. He has performed very complex corneal transplant surgeries in the United States and Egypt as well as refractive surgeries and implanting intraocular lenses for patients who had complicated cataract surgeries.
Other Notable Achievements
Dr. Omar has published numerous articles for top ophthalmology journals. He served as the ophthalmology residency program director at Assiut University Hospitals from 2016-2018. He also was selected to be Vice Chief of Assiut University Hospitals from June 2017 to April 2019.
Patient Experience Reviews
Excellent experience...my trust is with Dr. Omar
Dr. Omar is a very caring specialist. He takes his time and has very good bedside manner.
He is one that is the best for my condition I am very happy to have him.
My trust is with Dr. Omar---always !!!!
Dr. Omar is an excellent physician and surgeon. The staff Is also very good.
Most excellent best doctor ever he is very patient with me. I'm very happy and pleased to have as doctor.
Dr. Ahmed Omar, Eye specialist, and all of your Eye Specialists I have seen in the last several years, and have taken care of my needs for my eye care, are excellent physicians .
Everything ok thanks
Dr. Omar and the staff of University Hospital Ophthalmology Dept. Are excellent clinical team. I often have my appointments at The Westlake, Downtown Cleveland, and Parma offices. (Hopefully, the "powers that be" continue serving the PARMA office, which Is a blessing to those of us who find it very convenient to those of use in that part of town).
Excellent care from Dr. Omar and his assistant. Well pleased
I am very happy seeing Dr Omar. I trust him completely with my eye care. I have had two successful cornea transplants.
Dr. Omar has been very understanding and caring given my eye problem. He took me as a patient in an emergency situation and has been very attentive in my care. Dr, Omar saved my eye sight In my right eye. I cannot thank him enough for what he has done. I will continue to see Dr. Omar for my future eye care needs.
Very thorough examination and eye care experience.
Excellent, compassionate care. I am delighted.
This was the day after cataract surgery visit. I have nothing but good things to say about Doctor Omar he mark's off all the checks. Good listener, patience, explains any question you have and a GOOD surgeon,
Dr. Omar very personable.
Very good experience. Focus was on me .
Dr Omar is wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone
My care was very good
Dr Omar is a very caring physician. He takes time to explain things as do his technicians. Front desk personnel were very friendly.
Satisfied with the care that they have provided.
Provider does an amazing job with managing several patients in a short period of time. Excellent professional who continually exhibits a knowledgeable and caring demeanor. Lastly, whatever he is getting paid, he deserves a raise.
*** He, and staff, are excellent models for compassionate care. I was, and am, very impressed. Dr. Omar set good expectations of what to expect during and after surgery and his staff responded quickly to questions I had. I am now close to 2 weeks post-surgery and am doing fine. Thank you having Dr. Omar serve at UH! And thank you for the excellence of the staff as well.
I chose to wait to schedule the year follow-up since it's so far out. Dr. Omar is the BEST!!! He is caring, spends time and doesn't rush you and is responsive when I've reached out to him from home when I was concerned about an issue with my eyes. I cannot say enough great things about him.
Professional and personable
Staff was courteous, kind and caring. They were very helpful as was the physician.
I have multiple myeloma, a compromised immune system. Dr Omar was very careful to check for infections after my cataract surgery, this concern and thoroughness was greatly appreciated.
I think Dr. Omar is a wonderful doctor. He is very kind and compassionate
Dr. Omar and his assistant, ***, are great!
Excellent. I have recommended Dr Omar several times due to his kind mannerisms.
Good experience, ***
Dr Omar has been taking care of my eye since I got shingles in it. I am very comfortable with him I have not had any problems since I started seeing him I wish I had located him earlier in the onset of my disease.
Very good doctor who seems to care
My experience with Dr. Omar is positive
Nice caring doctor
Everything went as planned no problem
This team gives exceptional care. They had a cancellation and offered it to me.
Dr Omar is great. He explains everything always asks if I have any questions. His office staff at the Westlake office is great
Dr. Ahmed Omar OUTSTANDING, VERY PROFESSIONAL AND NICE.In operating room I asked Dr.Ahmed Omar to sing to me while operating. That never happened but I got smile from him. We joke about It In my post-visits In his office.Thank you!
Dr. Omar and his entire team are truly outstanding...caring..professional...patient orientated....and made me feel safe and cared ..truly cared about me and solving my health problems....The Doctor and his entire staff should be commended and are a true example of how all doctors and staff should strive to be.
Dr Omar was very thorough and was kind
The tech was great, she was right on the testing and getting me in to see the Dr. The Dr. Was great. ***
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As of December 31, 2016, Ahmed Omar did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.