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Omar Aftab Choudhri, M.D.

Omar was born in the scenic coastal town of Bantry, Ireland and later raised in Lahore, Pakistan, his family hometown. Omar completed his high school education at Aitchison College, Lahore and received his MD with Honors at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. Omar developed an avid interest in neurosurgery during medical school and remained active in clinical & laboratory research. He worked in Robert L Martuza’s Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard medical School under mentorship of William Curry Jr. investigating dendritic cell immunotherapy and viral gene therapies for gliomas. Outside of neurosurgery, Omar is fond of travelling, swimming and playing squash. Omar is interested in contributing to minimally invasive strategies in neurosurgery and aspires to have a career in academic neurosurgery.


2009-present Resident in Neurological Surgery, Stanford University
2008-2009 Combined General Surgery/Clinical Neuroscience Internship, Stanford University
2007-2008 Clinical/Research Internship Year, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
2001-2007 MD with Honors, Aga Khan University Medical School, Karachi, Pakistan
1999-2001 Advanced Level / University of Cambridge; Aitchison College, Lahore

Research Interests: Immunotherapy for gliomas, Endovascular therapies for cerebrovascular disease, Endoscopic skull base surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Neurosurgery Outcomes Research

Program Completion: 2015


2006 Aga Khan University Gold Medal (Awarded to only 8 graduates since the University’s Inception in 1983)
2006 Best Medical School Graduate
2005 President, Student Research Forum at Aga Khan University
2001-2006 Awarded Honors in 10 Clinical & Basic Science Disciplines
2001-2006 2006   Bayer Scholarship & Begum Shafiqa Zia-ul-Haq Scholarship
(Top of Medical School Class Each Year)-Equivalent to AOA
2001 Jubilee Medal- Best Overall Performance in Academics & Extracurricular during College
2001 President of Pakistan Gold Medal–Highest Academic Award in College
1999-2001 Deans List for Excellence in Academics


Contact Info: Omar Choudhri [ochoudhri]

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