Abstract: Hatim A Omar, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology;
Professor of Family Studies; and Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department
of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington. He is the holder of the Children‘s Miracle
Network Endowed Chair in Pediatrics. Dr. Omar has completed residency training in
obstetrics and gynecology as well as pediatrics. He has also completed fellowships in vascular
physiology and adolescent medicine. Dr. Omar is the founder and chairman of the Stop Youth
Suicide Cmpaign. He is the recipient of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor‘s Award
for community service and volunteerism in 2000, Kentucky Teen Pregnancy Coalition Award
for outstanding service 2002, Awards for suicide prevention from the Ohio Valley Society for
Adolescent Medicine and Kentucky Pediatric Society in 2005 and 2007, Sexual Abuse
Awareness Month Award for his work with sexual abuse victims from the Kentucky
Association of Sexual Assault Professionals in 2007, Special Achievement Award from the
American Academy of Pediatrics 2007 and the Founders of Adolescent Medicine Award from
the AAP in 2007. He is well known internationally with numerous publications in child
health, public health, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, pediatric and adolescent gynecology. Email:
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