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Omar I. Ramadan, MD
General Surgery Resident

 
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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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Omar.Ramadan@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Ramadan is a first-year categorical general surgery resident. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, raised in Kobe, Japan, and has Lebanese roots. He completed his undergraduate studies at Emory University, double-majoring in Biology and Economics. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Society honors. Dr. Ramadan has a strong interest in health policy and health disparities research. He plans to pursue a career in academic surgery and is currently interested in both thoracic and vascular surgery.

 
Appointments
2017 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
2013 - 2017 MD - University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama
 
2009 - 2013 BS – Biology & Economics, Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memberships/Societies
2016 - present Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
 
2016 - present Gold Humanism Honor Society
 
2016 - present  American College of Surgeons
 
2014 - present American Medical Association
 
 
 
 
Research
2016 – 2017 Department of Surgery, University of Alabama School of Medicine
Robotic surgery for lung resections — total port approach: advantages and disadvantages
Mentors: Benjamin Wei, M.D., Robert Cerfolio, M.D.
  • Elucidated advantages and disadvantages of total port approach with four robotic arms, a robotic surgery technique used for lung resection.
  • Conducted extensive literature review, composed manuscript.
 
2016 – 2017 Department of Surgery, University of Alabama School of Medicine
Tips and tricks to decrease the duration of operation in robotic surgery for lung cancer
Mentors: Benjamin Wei, M.D., Robert Cerfolio, M.D., M.B.A.
  • Identified and explained strategies for safely increasing efficiency of robotic thoracic surgery for lung cancer, namely methods to decrease operating room time.
  • Conducted extensive literature review, composed manuscript.
 
2015 – 2017 Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama School of Medicine
The Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS) in Children: A Validity and Reliability Study
Mentor: Brandon G. Rocque, M.D.
  • Investigated validity and interrater reliability of TLICS – a standardized means of grading thoracolumbar spine injuries to inform subsequent management – in the pediatric population
  • Created database, conducted data analysis, helped compose manuscript.
 
2011 – 2013 Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University
The Role of the Mammalian Target of Rapamycin Complex 2 (mTORC2) Pathway in Memory CD8 T Cell Differentiation
Mentor: Rafi Ahmed, Ph.D.
 
  • Investigated role of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) in memory CD8 T cell development, given that mTORC1 inhibition shown to improve quantity/quality of memory CD8 T cell formation.
 
Publications
Published Manuscripts
  1. Ramadan, O.I., Wei, B., & Cerfolio, R.J. Tips and Tricks to Decrease the Duration of Operation in Robotic Surgery for Lung Cancer. J Vis Surg 3:11-17, 2017.  
  2. Ramadan, O.I., Wei, B., & Cerfolio, R.J. Robotic Surgery for Lung Resections—Total Port Approach: Advantages and Disadvantages. J Vis Surg 3:22-26, 2017
Submitted Manuscripts
  1. Dawkins, R.L., Miller, J.H., Menacho, S.T., Ramadan, O.I., Lysek, M.C., Kuhn, E.N., Tubbs, R.S., Walker, M.L., Walters, B.C., Agee, B.S., & Rozzelle, C.J.: The Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score in Children: A Validity Study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. In Submission.
  2. Dawkins, R.L., Miller, J.H., Ramadan, O.I., Lysek, M.C., Kuhn, E.N., Rocque, B.G., Conklin, M.J., Tubbs, R.S., Walters, B.C., Agee, B.S., & Rozzelle, C.J.: The Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score in Children: A Reliability Study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. In Submission.
Oral Presentations
  1. Dawkins, R.L., Miller, J.H., Menacho, S.T., Ramadan, O.I., Lysek, M.C., Kuhn, E.N., Tubbs, R.S., Walker, M.L., Walters, B.C., Agee, B.S., & Rozzelle, C.J. (April, 2016). The thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score in children: a validity study. Oral Presentation presented at: American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting; Chicago, IL, USA.
Poster Presentations
  1. Dawkins, R.L., Miller, J.H., Menacho, S.T., Ramadan, O.I., Lysek, M.C., Kuhn, E.N., Tubbs, R.S., Walker, M.L., Walters, B.C., Agee, B.S., & Rozzelle, C.J. (November, 2016). The thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score in children: a validity study. Poster presented at: Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium; Birmingham, AL, USA.
  2. Ramadan, O.I., Malek, A.J., Gragg, S., Shelton, K., Hess, M. (February, 2015). Hypertension Management among Birmingham’s Underserved Population: The Difference a Student-Run Free Clinic Can Make. Poster presented at: Society of Student Run Free Clinics Conference. Atlanta, GA.                                                                                                          
  3. Haywood, N., Herrera, L.N., Ramadan, O.I., Sung, J., Kennell, T., Park, S. (February, 2015). MOM to the Rescue: Development of a Web Based Medical Office Manager for a Student-Run Free Clinic. Poster presented at: Society of Student Run Free Clinics Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  4. Ramadan, O.I., Araki, K., Ahmed, R. (August, 2012). The Role of the Mammalian Target of Rapamycin Complex 2 (mTORC2) Pathway in Memory CD8 T Cell Differentiation. Poster presented at: Emory Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Conference. Atlanta, GA.
 
Awards
2017 Leadership and Community Service Award
University of Alabama School of Medicine
 
2016 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
University of Alabama School of Medicine
 
2016 Gold Humanism Honor Society
University of Alabama School of Medicine
 
2014 Arnold G. Diethelm Surgical Scholarship
University of Alabama School of Medicine
 
2014 Ramakrishna K. Gadi Endowed Medical Travel Award
University of Alabama School of Medicine
 
2013 Emory 100 Senior Honorary
Emory University

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