Title: Trauma Director, Director of the Reach One Each One Program
Company: Morehouse School of Medicine
Location: Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA, October 27, 2016, Omar K. Danner, MD, FACS, Trauma Director, Director of the Reach One Each One Program at the Morehouse School of Medicine, has been recognized by Elite American Physicians, for dedication, achievement and leadership in medicine.
On a daily basis with the Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Danner is responsible for performing trauma surgery and overseeing critically ill patients in the surgical ICU, OR, outpatient clinic and the trauma bay. He also trains surgical residents and teaches medical students, while conducting ICU research in the area of vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Danner works on youth mentoring research and researches sepsis. Furthermore, he uses Lean Six Sigma methodology to perform health care quality research and carry out strategic planning.
To prepare for his career, Dr. Danner completed fellowship training in advanced minimally invasive bariatric and general surgery, comprehensive bariatric surgery and advanced weight management training, laparoscopic anti-reflux, bariatric, hernia, and general surgery training, and endoscopic training, including bravo pH probe placement under Dr. Philip Schauer and Dr. Samar Matar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2004. He is also board certified through The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, where he received his MD in 1995.
Dr. Danner attributes his success to his diligence, focused efforts, hard work, persistence, faith, flexibility and willingness to adapt and adjust. He is seen as a resource for Morehouse School of Medicine, as well as the local community. He became involved in his current position because he was previously an assistant professor of surgery for four years. In addition, he relates to trauma and critically ill surgical patients, and he is interested in technical challenges and cognitive-based approaches to medicine. In five years, he hopes to become a full-time professor and experience continued growth and success in his career. He also would like to complete his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training, as well as address future issues and challenges that affect the health care industry.
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