Omar trained in London, Manchester, Oxford and Toronto, including fellowships with world leading experts in microsurgery, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and radiosurgery. As the winner of several prestigious travelling fellowships, he has further expanded his experience as a visiting scholar at preeminent international centres of excellence.
Omar has won many national and international awards, including the Norman Dott Gold Medal for the most outstanding performance amongst graduating Neurosurgeons in the UK and Ireland Royal College Examinations.
Omar teaches on the faculty of several advanced training courses for international surgeons and is the specialty training lead for the next generation of Neurosurgeons training in Manchester.
Omar has a PhD in the field of brain tumour cells and molecules and he works as part of a leading team focused on skull base and brain tumour research.