Omar Ramadan, MD is a general surgery resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramadan has a strong interest in health policy and health disparities research, as well as global surgery. Currently in his second year in the lab, Dr. Ramadan is working with Dr. Grace Wang to investigate the impact of state and national health policy on healthcare disparities and outcomes in various vascular surgery subpopulations. Simultaneously, he is pursuing a Masters of Science in Health Policy Research – supported by Dr. Rachel Werner’s T32 grant in Postdoctoral Training in Health Services Research – as well as Penn Medicine’s Healthcare Leadership in Quality track. Finally, he is an Associate Director of Research at the Center for Surgical Health, the resident advisor to the Penn Global Surgery Group, and a member of the Society of Vascular Surgeons’ Performance Measures Committee. He plans to pursue a career in academic vascular surgery.
Dr. Ramadan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, raised in Kobe, Japan, and has Lebanese roots. He completed his undergraduate studies at Emory University, double majoring in Biology and Economics. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Society honors.