Omar Abdul-Rahman, M.D., FACMG

Omar Abdul-Rahman, M.D.Genetic Medicine
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: 402-559-6328

Professional Summary

The current Director of Genetic Medicine and Friedland Professor at MMI, Dr. Rahman 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.


Business Advantage Program, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, 2009
Genetics Residency, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2005
Pediatric Residency, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2003
M.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2000
B.S., Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, 1996

Courses Taught

First-year medical student genetics course, third and fourth year medical student genetics rotation

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).

Selected Publications (within the last 5 years)

Professional Affiliations:

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics