Omar A. Khan, M.D., MHS, FAAFP, has received two new leadership appointments: physician leader for partnerships and academic programs at Christiana Care Health System and president and CEO of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA).
As the physician leader for partnerships and academic programs, Dr. Khan will collaborate with Chief People Officer Neil Jasani, M.D., MBA, and the senior research leadership team to develop and implement the vision for research capacity at Christiana Care and link clinical value to research efforts.
As DHSA president, Dr. Khan will lead the organization co-founded by Christiana Care, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Delaware in 2009, dedicated to advancing the health of Delawareans through biomedical research, access to health care and the education of health care professionals.
He will fill both roles concurrently and retain his faculty appointments at the University of Delaware and Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and medical staff appointment in Pediatrics at Nemours. He will continue to see patients and to teach as a faculty member in the Department of Family & Community Medicine.
Dr. Khan joined the Medical-Dental Staff at Christiana Care in 2006. He helped co-found the Global Health Residency curriculum at Christiana Care and has been a leader in the Delaware CTR-ACCEL program, a multi-site, NIH-funded collaboration to accelerate clinical and translational research.
He is currently on the board of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and is president-elect of the Delaware Academy of Medicine. He has received numerous recognitions for his academic, research and clinical contributions recently, including the Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine Attending of the Year from Christiana Care, the Dean’s Award for Service to Medicine & Community from the University of Vermont, Christiana Care Preceptor of the Year in Family Medicine, Editor of the Year from BioMedCentral and twice as a “Top Doc” by Philadelphia Magazine.