Omar is an academic cardiothoracic surgery trainee with over nine years of clinical experience. He graduated from Imperial College London in 2007 with a degree in both management and medicine. He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009, and was appointed to the London Deanery cardiothoracic surgery training programme in 2011 after being ranked in the top 5 candidates in the United Kingdom. He has led and collaborated on a number of research projects at Imperial with a focus on emerging technologies, healthcare outcomes and aortic surgery. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals such as International Journal of Cardiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery and Circulation: CQO. He has been invited to present at over 30 conferences nationally and internationally, and was recently awarded a prestigious scholarship to attend the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Seoul, South Korea. Omar has a strong interest in the development of devices that reduce the invasiveness and morbidity associated with interventional cardiac procedures. By joining BioInnovate, Omar hopes to build on his clinical experience by developing expertise in the design and development of devices that lead to improved outcomes for patients suffering with cardiovascular disease.