Dr. Omar K. Danner is a Professor of Surgery, and the Chief of Surgery at GMH for the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta, GA. He is the founder of and Program Director for the renowned Reach One Each One Youth Mentoring and Medical Exposure Program for High School Students. He has been an attending Acute Care Surgeon, Trauma Surgeon & Surgical Critical Care Specialist at GMH for over 10 years.
Dr. Danner received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1995, and he also completed his General Surgery Residency there in 2001. Dr. Danner completed his advanced fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma in 2002, where he served as an Attending Trauma Surgeon and Surgical Intensivist from 2002 to 2003 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He subsequently matriculated to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery from 2003 to 2004. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
He joined the Faculty in the MSM Department of Surgery, as a practicing trauma surgeon, surgical critical care specialist, and minimally invasive surgeon in 2009. Dr. Danner is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and is double-board-certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST).