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Omar trained in London, Manchester, Oxford and Toronto, including fellowships with world leading experts in microsurgery, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and radiosurgery of the skull base and brain. 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.
He provides specialist care for patients with complex tumours and abnormalities in difficult to reach areas at the base of the brain. Traditional open brain surgery as well as the latest minimally invasive techniques are used to optimally treat patients with challenging problems at the base of the skull, brain, pituitary gland and junction of the brain and spine.
He also provides a general brain and spine practice as well as emergency and trauma neurosurgery.
Omar is on the faculty of several advanced training courses for surgeons and is the specialty training lead for the next generation of Neurosurgeons training in Manchester.
Areas of interest
Skull Base Tumours; Pituitary Tumours; Trigeminal Neuralgia; Facial Pain; Hemifacial Spasm; Meningioma; Schwannoma; Acoustic Neuroma; Neurofibromatosis; NF2; Chordoma; Chondrosarcoma; Craniopharyngioma; Pituitary Adenoma; Cushing's Disease; Acromegaly; Arachnoid Cyst; Rathke's Cleft Cyst; Epidermoid Cyst; Encephalocoele; Meningocoele; Paraganglioma; Glomus Tumour; Fibrodysplasia; Haemangioblastoma; Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak; Head Injury; Traumatic Brain Injury; Chiari Malformation; Hydrocephalus; Degenerative Spinal Disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neuroscience, Salford Royal Foundation Trust
Omar has a PhD in the field of brain tumour cells and molecules. His primary focus is on skull base tumour research. In addition, he initiated the laboratory Neuro-Oncology research programme in Manchester and he continues to support the clinical academic neurosurgical oncology trainees including an NIHR academic clinical lecturer and a Royal College of Surgeons of England Clinical research fellow.
- BSc (Hons) King's College London 2002
- MB BS (Distinction) King's College London 2005
- PhD University of Manchester 2012
- FRCS (SN) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2015
Reference number 6120990
Affiliations / memberships
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Royal Society of Medicine
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.