Omar Khan, M.D., MHS, FAAFP, has been named enterprise chief scientific officer and vice president of research administration and scientific affairs for ChristianaCare.
In this role, Khan will oversee research administration across the enterprise, including the Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Research Finance, Office of Research Coordination, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and related areas. He will continue to serve as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated Research Integrity Officer for the health system and will continue working closely with Chief Financial Officer Rob McMurray and Chief Academic Officer Neil Jasani to implement high-value, high-quality programs in research and grant-funded projects to advance the ChristianaCare Way.
Khan continues in his role as president and chief executive officer of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, the academic partnership between major institutions of the Delaware Valley, led by ChristianaCare, and includes Delaware’s partner medical schools (Thomas Jefferson University and Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine). He continues to oversee this partnership in close collaboration with leaders of the medical schools’ branch campuses at ChristianaCare and the statewide Delaware Institute for Medical Education and Research (DIMER) program.
Khan has been part of the Medical-Dental Staff since 2006, as a member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at ChristianaCare, and has held roles of increasing responsibility at ChristianaCare. He is clinically active in Family Medicine and provides leadership on steering committees to Delaware’s major National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards (the Delaware CTR ACCEL program and Delaware INBRE) and other NIH programs nationally. He has served as president of the Delaware Academy of Medicine, Delaware Public Health Association, Delaware Academy of Family Physicians and has been named a Top Doc by Philadelphia magazine on several occasions.
Khan has served on the boards of the American Public Health Association and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. He edits the textbook, Control of Communicable Diseases Clinical Practice Manual (with Dr. David Heymann), has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in the area of research, global health and medical education, and also edits the PubMed-indexed Delaware Journal of Public Health. He holds faculty appointments as professor at Thomas Jefferson University, PCOM and the University of Delaware.
He attended the University of Vermont for medical school and residency and earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University. He earned a master’s and bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Khan reports to Neil Jasani, MD, MBA, FACEP, chief people officer and vice president of medical affairs.