Dr. Omar Danner

Omar Danner
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Dr. Omar Danner's Biography

Type Of Business:
Hospital and medical trauma center
Marketing Area:
Minimally invasive surgery; Shock management; Abdominal trauma
Major Product/SVS:
Health care; Treatment for medical trauma
Mentoring youths; Introducing the medical field to high school students; Entry prevention mentorship and training; Conducting research; Reading; Spending time with family
Education Degrees:
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, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2004); Board Certification, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2002); Surgical Critical Care Residency Program, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2002); Adult Critical Care Medicine and Trauma Surgery Fellowship Training, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2002); Board Certification in General Surgery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (2001); MD in Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (1995); Bachelor of Science in General Microbiology, The University of Alabama, Cum Laude (1990)
Affiliations Awards:
Vice Chair, GSACS; ASMBS; Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Society of Black Academic Surgeons; Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; Injury Prevention Committee, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract; Phi Kappa Phi; Society of Critical Care Medicine
Medical Education
Date of Distinction:
Co-Chair, Violence Task Force; Chair, Youth and Adolescence Sub-Committee Task Force; Board Member, Greater Carolina Chapter, American Red Cross; Vicky Smiley Foundation; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Supporter, Violence Prevention
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
He 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.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
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.
Extended Bio Profile:
For the past two years, Dr. Danner has served as the director of trauma and the director of Reach One Each One in Morehouse School of Medicine's Department of Surgery. He is also an associate professor of surgery at the Morehouse School of Medicine. In the past, he has served as an associate professor of surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital's Marcus Trauma Center. Dr. Danner is passionate about mentoring youths on the topic of health care career choices, and he conducts research on vitamin D deficiency in critical illness.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Performing trauma surgery; Overseeing critically ill patients in the surgical ICU, OR, outpatient clinic and the trauma bay; Training surgical residents; Teaching medical students; Conducting ICU research in the area of vitamin D deficiency; Working on youth mentoring research; Researching sepsis; Using Lean Six Sigma methodology to perform health care quality research; Carrying out strategic planning; Creating a broad base by training highly skilled and intelligent experts; Performing laparoscopic surgery; Staying current with cutting-edge advances in technology, basic patient care and critical care; Providing support to peers, colleagues and patients
Education Certifications:
Green Belt, Six Sigma; Orange Belt, Six Sigma; Purple Belt, Six Sigma; Trained in Lean Six Sigma
First Responder Award, Lean Six Sigma Council, Grady Health System (2016); Future Health Professionals Community Partnership Award for Commitment to Health Care Education and Community Spirit, Cedar Grove High School, HOSA (2014, 2015, 2016); The Atlanta Public Schools Appreciation Award (2014, 2015, 2016); H.O.P.E. Institute Leadership Development Program (2010); Dean’s Scholarship, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (1991); Academic Scholarship, The University of Alabama (1988); Achievement Award, The University of Alabama (1987); Above and Beyond Partner Award, CTAE
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
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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