Omar Abdul-Rahman, MD

Omar Abdul-Rahman, MDOmar Abdul-Rahman, MD

Friedland Professor
Director, Department of Genetic Medicine - MMI
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University of Nebraska Medical Center
Munroe-Meyer Institute
Genetic Medicine
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450


Professional Summary

The current Director of the Department of Genetic Medicine and Friedland Professor at the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute, Omar Rahman, MD formerly served as Division Director for Medical Genetics and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He also was the founding director of UMMC’s Center of Genetic Medicine.

Dr. Rahman’s practice is focused primarily on adult and pediatric patients in a general genetics clinic as well as inpatient consults for pediatrics, prenatal, and adult genetics. He also has participated in the teaching of genetics to the first-year medical school class with a focus on genetic principles, common genetic conditions, and pharmacogenetics.



Research Interests and Projects

Dr. Rahman’s background and research interests lie in developing new approaches to systematically capture phenotypic information relevant to clinical genetics, as well as applying that information in the context of molecular genetics and genomics so as to reach a mechanistic and diagnostic understanding of health and human disease. He has a particular focus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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