Omar Hatim

Professor of Pediatrics
Phone (859) 323-6426 x311
Fax (859) 257-7706

J422 Kentucky Clinic
Lexington KY 40536-0284

Curriculum Vitae
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Professional Profile

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.

Dr. Omar is the founder & Chairman of the Stop Youth Suicide Campaign. He is also a co-founder & executive committee member of the International Society of Holistic Health.  He is a member of Executive committee of the Section on Adolescent Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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 on the editorial Board of the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, International Journal of Adolescent Medicine & Health, Child Health & Human Development and 4 other peer reviewed journals.

Dr Omar has served as an ambassador for wellbeing of adolescents world wide and is highly regarded for his tireless volunteer work on behalf of adolescents. Dr. Omar is the recipient of the following awards:

  • Founders of Adolescent Health Award: Community Leadership
    American Academy of Pediatrics: Section on Adolescent Health, 2007

  • Special Achievement Award (for bringing awareness to adolescent depression and 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
    KY Association of Sexual Assault Programs, 2007
  • Ohio Valley Society for Adolescent Medicine Award (for the Stop Youth Suicide Campaign), 2006
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor's Award for Community Service and Volunteerism, 2000
  • The William Lions Award, UK Chairman’s Research Award, Chairman’s Teaching Award and the Miracle Maker Award in various years


M.D., Medical Academy (Bulgaria), 1985
B.S. (equivalent), Premed, Institute for Foreign Students (Bulgaria), 1978