Omar A. Khan, M.D., MHS, FAAFP

Department of Family and Community Medicine Faculty; Physician Leader, Research Administration & Scientific Affairs; President & CEO of Delaware Health Sciences Alliance

Omar A. Khan, M.D., MHS, FAAFP is President & CEO of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, a collaboration between the major health sciences institutions in the Delaware valley. He is also Physician Leader, Research Administration & Scientific Affairs at ChristianaCare, overseeing the functions of the Office of Sponsored Programs, IRB, and Research Finance. He has previously served as the inaugural Service Line Leader, Primary Care & Community Medicine, and Medical Director of the Eugene duPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute. He has also served as Associate Vice Chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine.

Dr. Khan is a practicing family physician with particular interests in general primary care, health systems improvement, medical education, and global health. He is Co-Director for the Community Engagement & Outreach component of the multi-site NIH funded DE Clinical & Translational Research program (ACCEL), and was founding director of the Global Health Residency Track in Family Medicine.

He is on the clinical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson Medical College, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the medical staff of ChristianaCare and AI DuPont Hospital for Children. He has previously served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where he directed the Global Health electives in the Dept. of Family Medicine.

Dr. Khan is a graduate of Wilmington Friends School, received his BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania, MD and residency from the University of Vermont, and public health degree from the Johns Hopkins University. He also completed a mini-fellowship in Geriatrics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Khan is Editor-in-Chief of the Delaware Journal of Public Health, and has authored over 100 journal articles and book chapters. He is part of the referee panel for JAMA, Family Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, the Lancet, AIDS, American Family Physician, the British Medical Journal and others. He has authored or co-authored 4 books in the area of global health, including ‘Readings in Global Health’ co-edited with Sir Michael Marmot; ‘The End of Polio?’ with Tim Brookes; and ‘Megacities & Global Health’ co-edited with Dr. Gregory Pappas.

He is President of the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association, and a Past President of the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians. He is a Trustee of ChristianaCare and Board member of the ChristianaCare VNA. He serves on the annual Holloway Infectious Disease Symposium committee, the American Public Health Association annual conference program, and co-chairs the annual DHSA Global Health Symposium and the annual ACCEL Community Research Exchange. He is appointed to the Healthy Neighborhoods committee of the Delaware Center for Health Innovation (a CMMI-funded state innovation model).

Dr. Khan has been named a ‘Top Doc’ by Philadelphia magazine on several occasions; has received the EM/FM Teacher of the Year Award from ChristianaCare; Alumnus of the Year award from Wilmington Friends School; Alumnus of the Year award and the Resident Teacher of the Year award from the University of Vermont; the AAFP/Pfizer Teaching Development Award; the Executive Director’s Citation from the APHA; and the Leonard F. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold F. Gold Foundation.

When not engaged in the above, Dr. Khan attempts to prune his growing stack of unread periodicals and tends to assorted automobiles in various states of disrepair. He attempts to eat healthy and exercise and is occasionally successful at doing so.

Specialties:Family Medicine
Education:University of Vermont Medical School
Residency:University of Vermont Medical School