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Omer A. Awan, MD, MPH

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Administrative Title:

Vice Chair in Education

Additional Title:

Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency; Co-Director, Medical Student Radiology Clerkship


Main Hospital

Phone (Primary):



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 medical education, creating a formal curriculum to train residents in medical education.   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  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

Please see Pubmed

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
  • 2020 - UMSOM Faculty Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education
  • 2021 - ARRS Figley Fellow in Radiology Journalism
  • 2022 - Global Expert in Teaching, PubMed
  • 2022 - SIIM Educator Award
  • 2022 - UMSOM Faculty Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education

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