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Omer A. Awan, MD, MPH

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Administrative Title:

Associate Vice Chair of Education

Additional Title:

Associate Vice Chair of Education, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Associate Professor of Radiology Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Associate Medical Student Radiology Clerkship Director, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Main Hospital

Phone (Primary):

410 328 9313


410 328 0641

Education and Training



2004-2008               MD, George Washington University School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha)

2016-2018               MPH, Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health




2008-2009               Internship, Christiana Care Health System/Jefferson Medical College

2009-2013               Radiology Residency, University of Maryland Medical Center

2013-2014               Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

2013-2014               Education Fellowship, Harvard Medical School

2014-2015               Imaging Informatics Fellowship, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Dr. Awan is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist with a special interest in Education and Informatics.  Dr. Awan is board certified by both the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Imaging Informatics.  Clinically, Dr. Awan interprets all Musculoskeletal examinations including radiography, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine studies.  He also performs minimally invasive interventional procedures such as soft tissue and bone biopsies.

His career priorities include creating and implementing innovative teaching methods and educational assessment tools to make the learning experience more meaninfgul and productive for all of his trainees, students, and mentees.  Dr. Awan remains a strong advocate for audience response tools in education, helping bring RSNA Diagnosis Live (an image based audience response tool) to the department of radiology at the University of Maryland.   He is also the administrator for the department wide teaching file and is the faculty advisor for the radiology global health elective offered to the radiology residents.

Dr. Awan's research interests include Musculoskeletal tumors, trauma, radiology education, quality improvement, and Imaging Informatics.  Dr. Awan is a frequent lecturer and educator at many of the field's national and international meetings, including Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), the Association of University Radiologists (AUR), and the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).  He moderates the international radiology residency case-based competition through RSNA Diagnosis Live at the annual RSNA meeting, and gives multiple case based reviews for residents at AUR and ARRS.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Musculoskeletal Tumors, Trauma, Radiology Education, Quality Improvement, Imaging Informatics

Highlighted Publications

Clinical Specialty Details

Musculoskeletal Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention

Awards and Affiliations

2014         Outstanding Resident/Fellow Teaching Award, Harvard Medical School, voted by Harvard Medical Students

2014         Fellow of the Year Award, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

2014         Fellow Award for Excellence in Teaching Medical Students, Harvard Medical School

2017         Attending of the Year Award, Temple University Department of Radiology, Best Teacher Award

2018         Kozera Teaching Academy Inductee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

2020         AUR A3CR2 Outstanding Teacher Award

2020.        RSNA Global Learning Center International Visiting Professor to South Africa

2021         ARRS Figley Fellow in Radiology Journalism

Links of Interest

YouTube Channel:  Omer Awan Rad Education


Twitter Handle:  @AwanRad