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Prof. Dr. med.

Omar Kherad, MPH

Chief of General Internal Medicine Department
Specialist in General Internal Medicine, Member of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • Member of the Société Médicale de Genève (Geneva medical society)
  • Member of the Société Suisse de Médecine Interne Générale (Swiss society of general internal medicine)
  • Information
  • Career
  • Training
  • Research and publications

Practice location

  • Bâtiment B1
    CH-1217

Medical specialties

Online

Languages spoken

  • French
  • English

Professional activities

Since 2019
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Since 2017
Privatdocent, Department of Medicine Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Since 2016
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Since 2011
Senior Physician, General Internal Medicine Department Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
Since 2010
Chief Physician, Internal Medicine Department Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland
2008 - 2009
Chief Resident, General Internal Medicine Department (Prof. A. Perrier) Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
2005 - 2008
Resident, General Internal Medicine Department (Prof. A. Perrier) Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
2004 - 2005
Resident, Medical Department (Dr C. de Senarclens) Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland

Teaching activities

Since 2013
Quality Circle Leader in Geneva healthcare networks.
Since 2012
Jointly responsible for organising the La Tour-HUG-RMS journée médicale (medical day) for residents and general doctors in Geneva.
Since 2011
Undergraduate weekly mini clinical evaluation exercise (Mini-CEX) for 4th year students on the AMC (Learning in a clinical setting) module. Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland
Since 2011
Clinical reasoning seminars and Journal Club for residents and directors in the General Internal Medicine Department. Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
Since 2010
“Internal Medicine seminar” continuing education course for residents and general doctors in Geneva. Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland
Since 2010
Undergraduate unit on Introduction to clinical approaches, teaching in Internal Medicine for 4th year students. Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland
Clinical reasoning workshops, interactive seminars and Journal Club for trainees and residents in the Internal Medicine Department (Cat. B) Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland

Degrees and qualifications

2017
Diploma in care quality and safety, SQIL (Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership) program. Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
2017
Privatdocent (PD). Title of thesis: "The challenge of implementing less-is-more medicine in Switzerland" Université de Génève, Geneva, Switzerland
2016
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2014
Master of Public Health (MPH). Title of thesis: The role of colonoscopy bowel preparation in the setting of a colorectal cancer screening program: results from the Montreal General Hospital, site of the McGill University Health Center (MUHC-MGH), Canada London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
2013
Diploma in ultrasound for emergency and intensive care medics under the aegis of the Société Suisse de Médecine Intensive, including the ICCU e-learning course recognised by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
2010
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS), patient-centered clinical research Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
2009
Accreditation obtained as a specialist in Internal Medicine Geneva, Switzerland
2009
Intensive diploma in management for Chief residents Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
2004
Swiss medical degree (MD) Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

Professional training

2016 - 2017
Training in care quality and patient safety. Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
2011 - 2014
Course on Public Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
2004 - 2010
Course on Internal medicine Hôpital de La Tour & Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
2010
Clinical research course on “Good clinical practice” for principal investigators Geneva, Switzerland
2005
Course on emergency care (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Geneva, Switzerland
1998 - 2004
Medical studies Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

Research

2019
Studies on the dangers of overmedicalization
2018 - 2019
Impact of blood transfusions in gastric hemorrhage
2017
Predictive factors in medicine

Publication