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    Dr. Muhammad Imran Omar is a qualified medical doctor with a special interest in medical education and healthcare research. Dr Omar obtained his M.B,B.S degree from Dow Medical College (1993-1998). Dr Omar is certified as a Physician by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA, after clearing the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 and Clinical Skills Assessment exam). Dr Omar is registered with the General Medical Council UK, and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK. Dr Omar obtained Masters in, Health Services and Public Health Research from the University of Aberdeen (2009), and Masters in, Medical Education from the University of Dundee (2012). His areas of research interest include systematic reviews, evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guideline development, real world evidence and big data. We worked as Managing Editor for Cochrane Incontinence group for almost 5 years, and now works for the European Association of Urology as Guidelines Office Methodology Supervisor, Vice-Chair of the EAU Methods Committee, and a member of the EAU non-neurogenic female LUTS panel. Dr Omar is a member of GRADE Working Group, Cochrane Bias Methods Group, Cochrane Trainers’ Network, Cochrane Statistical Network, Cochrane Consumer Network, and an Editor of Cochrane Urology. Dr. Omar is based within the Academic Urology Unit of the University of Aberdeen. 

    Research Profile

    My areas of research interest include systematic reviews, evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guideline development, real world evidence and big data. 

    Teaching Responsibilities:

    I have almost twenty-years of teaching experience in England, Scotland, Saint Lucia, and Pakistan. I have completed Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee, for improving my knowledge and skills in curriculum development and teaching. In 2016, I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK. I have supervised many undergraduate and post-graduate students.

    Teaching Overview

    I have been involved in the following four IAHS MSc courses:

    • Global Health and Humanities (ME33GH)
    • Global Health (PU5505)
    • Evidence-based Health (PU5031)
    • Masters Research Project (PU5922); currently supervising 3 Public Health students 


    Vice Chair, Methods Committee of the European Association of Urology Guideline Office, since 2020

    I was initially invited to join the Methods Committee of the EAU as a member in September 2016 and was later promoted to Vice-Chair role. As Methods Committee Vice Chair, I provide methodological support to the 21 EAU Guideline panels and has developed important network across the Europe Union, USA, Canada and other countires. 

    Member Non-neurogenic Female LUTS panel of the European Association of Urology Guideline Office – since 2020

    I was invited to join as panel member of the international guideline panel on Non-neurogenic Female LUTS by the European Association of Urology Guideline Office. We delivered the first international guideline on the same topic in 2021 

    Editor, Cochrane Urology – since 2017

    I was invited to join the International Cochrane Collaboration as an Editor of the Cochrane Urology in September 2017. 

    Further Information

    Featured on BBC Scotland

    I was invited by the BBC Scotland as an expert to summarise the current evidence about the urinary tract infections and share my views on their programme, The Nine, BBC Scotland News, BBC Radio Scotland, and their website and social media.

    Invitations by REUTERS to share my views as an expert 

    I have been invited on several occasion by Reuters to share my views as an expert on research. My opinion could be seen at the following links:

    The research projects are also picked up by main-stream media such including Daily Mail UK, Telegram,, BioNews, and Yahoo News.

    invitation to share my views as an expert on EAU television

    I was invited to share my views as an expert on clinical practice guideline, systematic reviews and the role of patient engagement. The interview is available at the following link: 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    External positions

    Examiner, University of London

    2010 → …

    Area of Expertise

    • Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care
    • Clinical Practice Guideline
    • Systematic review
    • Evidence base Medicine
    • Real world Evidence
    • Big data
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Urology


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