Omar Awais, DO

Contact

Assistant

Shawnika Simmons
(412) 232-5665

 

Address

UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Mercy

Education and Training

DO, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine -1998  -Internship & 2nd Year General Surgery, Brookdale University Hospital -1998-2000
MS, City University of New York at Queens College -1994
BS, City University of New York at Queens College -1993
Senior & Trauma Chief General Surgery, Brookdale University Hospital - 2000-2002
Chief Resident General Surgery, Brookdale University Hospital-2002 - 2003
Minimally Invasive Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - 2003-2004

Professional Activities

Participant: Brookdale University Hospital Department of Surgery Residency Interviews/Q&A  Medical  Student Education
Participant: Ethicon Laparoscopic Training Course, 1999, 2000
Participant: SAGES Mentor Program 2002

Research Interests

Department of Surgery, Preceptor: Peter Rice, M.D. Investigation comparing laparoscopic anterior abdominal wall hernia repair versus conventional approach-1997-1998
Department of Surgery, Primary investigator Variation of port placement for laparoscopic cholecystectomy-2001-2002
Department of Surgery, Primary investigator Investigation of small bowel injury after anterior stab wounds; comparison of laparoscopic versus open – current-2002
Department of Surgery, Primary investigator Comparison of open versus laparoscopic colectomies-2002
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Comparison of laparoscopic nissen vs. roux- en- y gastric bypass in improving GERDs - 2003