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About Hatim A. Omar

Dr. Hatim A. Omar is Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of Adolescent Medicine & Young Parent Program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Dr. Omar obtained his medical training at the Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Second United City Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria and Pediatrics from West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia and received postgraduate training in Adolescent Medicine at West Virginia University and Physiology at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. Dr. Omar is board certified in the areas of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. He is the founder & Chairman of the Stop Youth Suicide Campaign. He served as a member of Executive committee of the Section on Adolescent Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics and as Board of directors’ member of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Dr. Omar has published extensively in all areas of care for adolescents in various peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and many media outlets. He is an associate editor or on the editorial Board of the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, International Journal of Adolescent Medicine & Health, Frontiers in Child Health & Human Development and 4 other peer reviewed journals. Dr Omar has served as an ambassador for well-being of adolescents worldwide and is highly regarded for his tireless volunteer work on behalf of adolescents.


Present Chief of Adolescent Medicine & Young Parent Program, University of Kentucky
Present Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Present Professor of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

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Honors and Awards

  • Founders of Adolescent Health Award: Community Leadership from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Section on Adolescent Health 2007
  • Special Achievement Award for bringing awareness to adolescent depression & suicide, American Academy of Pediatrics 2007
  • The Don Cantley Community Service award, Kentucky Pediatric Society 2007
  • SAAMY (Sexual Assault Awareness Month Award) for services to sexual abuse victims, presented by KY Association of Sexual Assault Programs 2007
  • Ohio Valley Society for Adolescent Medicine Award for dedication to adolescent health (for the Stop Youth Suicide Campaign) 2006
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor's Award for Community Service and Volunteerism 2000

Contact Information

Kentucky Clinic
740 S. Limestone, L412
Lexington, KY 40536-0284
Phone: 859 257-1913
Fax: 859 323-3795


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