Omar Abdul-Rahman, M.D.

Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)

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Personal Statement

As a clinical geneticist, my role is to help families affected by a suspected genetic condition get answers regarding what the condition is, how it occurred, and what can we do to best support the affected individual. Knowledge is empowering and one of the most important things we can do is give families the tools and resources to advocate for themselves in various venues including healthcare systems, schools, the community among others. We are also entering a fascinating time in genetics when knowing the underlying cause is beginning to reveal potential treatments that can make a significant impact in the lives of our patients.

Biographical Info

Dr. Abdul-Rahman completed his medical school and pediatrics residency at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Subsequently, he trained in clinical genetics at Stanford University. Dr. Abdul-Rahman returned to Mississippi to begin his academic career and spent 12 years serving in various roles including division chief of medical genetics and interim chair of the department of pediatrics. He then moved to Omaha, Nebraska to serve as the director of the department of genetic medicine at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Abdul-Rahman served in that role for over five years, developing a number of clinical programs and supporting the establishment of a newly accredited genetic counseling training program. As a person who enjoys developing new collaborations and building programs, he was drawn to the opportunity at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to expand the reach of genetics across the health system.

Dr. Abdul-Rahman sees a broad range of patients, including prenatal, pediatric, and adult patients with various genetic conditions. He has worked in clinics serving patients with craniofacial anomalies, differences of sexual development, and bone fragility disorders in addition to general genetics clinics seeing patients of all ages; Dr. Abdul-Rahman enjoys the diversity of patients and disorders in his practice. He is also very interested in evaluating children with possible fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and has worked on a number of educational and research projects related to FASD both in the US and abroad collaborating with the NIAAA and the WHO.

Honors and Awards

• 01/2022 Top Doctor | Omaha Magazine’s Top Doctors
• 01/2021 Top Doctor | Omaha Magazine’s Top Doctors
• 03/2020 Best Doctor | Best Doctors in America 2019-2020
• 09/2014 Keynote Speaker | Gold Humanism Induction Ceremony
• 05/2014 Outstanding Pediatric Faculty Award (Evans Award) | University of Mississippi Medical Center
• 12/2012 Best Doctors 2012-2013
• 01/2012 Alpha Omega Alpha (Alumni member) | University of Mississippi Medical Center
• 04/2011 Best Doctors in America 2011-2012
• 05/2008 Outstanding Pediatric Faculty Award (Holliman Award) | University of Mississippi Medical Center
• 02/2008 Gold Medallion Research Award | University of Mississippi Medical Center
• 05/2006 Rookie of the Year Award | University of Mississippi Medical Center

Board Certifications
American Board of Medical Genetics
American Board of Pediatrics
Clinical Expertise
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Sexual Development Disorders
Adult Genetics
  • M.D.
    University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  • B.S.
    Millsaps College
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Professor of Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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