Department of Neurology

OmarPhotoAyman Omar, MD, PhD, LMCC

Assistant Professor Neurology, Director, NeuroOncology

Specializing in CNS tumors and neurological complications of systemic cancer

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Ayman Omar, MD, PhD, LMCC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at SIU School of Medicine and SIU HealthCare. He is also Director of NeuroOncology. Dr. Omar is a neurologist who specializes in the management of central nervous system tumors and the neurological complications of systemic cancer. He is actively involved in clinical trials looking into the development of new treatment therapies for brain tumors.

Dr. Omar earned his medical degree at the University of Cairo, Egypt. He completed his residency in neurology at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He served a two-year fellowship in neurological oncology at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining SIU, he served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Omar is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology. He sees patients in Room 3100 of the SIU Clinics Building located at 751 North Rutledge in Springfield and in the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, located at 315 West Carpenter. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Society for NeuroOncology and the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Omar has special interest in the management of primary central nervous system lymphoma, leptomeningeal metastases (cancer spread to the brain and spinal cord coverings), hemangioblastomas and hemangiopericytomas. He has recently discovered a new treatment for surgically unresectable spinal cord hemangioblastomas using a molecularly-targeted approach.