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Cardiovascular Faculty


Bassam A. Omar, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA

Director: Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
USA Medical Center

Medical School: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Fellowship: University of South Alabama Hospitals, Mobile, AL

Dr. Omar received his medical degree at the American University of Beirut in 1987 and PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Alabama in 1989, following which he did NIH-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado in 1990. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Emory University in 1994, and his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of South Alabama in 1997. Following training, Dr. Omar joined the VA Medical Center in Biloxi where he served as Chief of Cardiology until 2004. Later, Dr. Omar joined the University of South Alabama where he currently is Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, and serves as Chief of Cardiology Division and Director of Cardiovascular Fellowship Training, in addition to co-managing the anticoagulation clinic.

Dr. Omar is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, in addition to the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and the National Board of Echocardiography. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Dr. Omar's general clinical interests include cardiac imaging and preventative cardiology, with specific interest in arrhythmia management and anticoagulation. His research interests center on cardiovascular epidemiology and quality of care.

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