Omar Khan, M.D., MHS — Medical Director, Eugene duPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute, and Center for Community Health in the Department of Family & Community Medicine

Dr. Khan serves as medical director of the Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute and for Community Health in the Department of Family & Community Medicine. He is also a practicing family physician with particular interests in general primary care, medical education, and global health.

Omar is a graduate of Wilmington Friends School, received his BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania, MD and residency from the University of Vermont, and public health degree from the Johns Hopkins University. He also completed a mini-fellowship in Geriatrics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

He is on the clinical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College, and on the medical staff of Christiana Care and AI DuPont Hospital for Children. He chairs the Global Health Working Group of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, a collaboration between the 4 major medical institutions in our area. Omar has previously served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where he directed the Global Health electives in the Dept. of Family Medicine.

Omar has authored over 55 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and is part of the referee panel for a variety of academic journals, including JAMA, the American Journal of Public Health, the Lancet, AIDS, American Family Physician, the British Medical Journal and others. He is on the editorial boards of several journals, including serving as Section Editor for Global Health for BMC Public Health. He has authored or co-authored 4 books in the area of global health, including ‘Readings in Global Health’ and ‘The End of Polio?’. His most recent book, ‘Megacities & Global Health’, co-edited with Greg Pappas, was published in July 2011.

In 2009, Omar was named as a ‘Top Doc’ by Philadelphia magazine. He has received the Recent Alumnus of the Year award from Wilmington Friends School; Young Alumnus of the Year award and the Resident Teacher of the Year award from the University of Vermont; the AAFP/Pfizer Teaching Development Award; the Executive Director’s Citation from the APHA; and the Leonard F. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold F. Gold Foundation. He has served as president of the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians and is on the Board of the Christiana Care VNA.

When not engaged in the above, Omar tends to his son, 2 cats and assorted automobiles in various states of disrepair. His wife, a pediatric hospitalist, helps him out on occasion. He attempts to eat healthy and exercise and is occasionally successful at doing so.