Omar Kahn, MD, MHS, FAAFP

 

President 

Dr. Khan serves as Associate Director of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA). He is Associate Vice-Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, and Medical Director for Community Health & the Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute. Since 2013 he has served as Director of the Global Health Residency Track in Family & Community Medicine. He serves as co-Director for Community Engagement & Outreach for ACCEL, the Delaware Clinical & Translational Research program. He holds a faculty appointment in Family & Community Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. He is a practicing physician with particular interests in general primary care, medical education, outcomes research infrastructure, and global health.

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.

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 founded and directed the Global Health electives in the Dept. of Family Medicine.

Dr. Khan has authored over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and is part of the referee panel for a variety of academic journals, including JAMA, the American Journal of Public Health, the Lancet, AIDS, American Family Physician, the British Medical Journal and others. He is Section Editor for Global Health for BMC Public Health, and has co-authored 4 books in the area of global health, including ‘Readings in Global Health’, ‘The End of Polio?’, and ‘Megacities & Global Health’.

Dr. Khan was previously named as a ‘Top Doc’ by Philadelphia magazine; he has received the Recent Alumnus of the Year award from Wilmington Friends School; Alumnus of the Year award and Teacher of the Year award from the University of Vermont; the AAFP/Pfizer Teaching Development Award; the Executive Director’s Citation from the APHA; Leonard F. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold F. Gold Foundation;  Service to Medicine award from the University of Vermont College of Medicine; Editor of the Year award by BioMedCentral; and Outstanding Service Award, Section of International Health, APHA.

He has served as president of the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians; is currently on the board of trustees for Christiana Care Health System; and has served as Chair of the Science Board and Member of the Executive Board for APHA.   He is Chair-Elect for International Health for the APHA, Secretary of the Board of the Delaware Academy of Medicine, and the first President of the newly re-formed Delaware Public Health Association.