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Omar Usman

Omar Usman, MD, MBA

VA Medical Informatics Fellow of the Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research

Encina Hall, Room E016
616 Serra St
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

(650) 736-0401 (voice)

Research Interests

Emergency Medicine Informatics, Sepsis, Clinical Decision Support, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Patient Reported Outcomes, Item Response Theory / Computer Adaptive Testing, Change Management, Design Thinking in Healthcare, Lean Startup in Healthcare


Omar is an Emergency Medicine physician and current Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Informatics at CHP/PCOR and the Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) at the VA. He is currently working with Dr. Mary Goldstein to build and validate Clinical Decision Support tools for the management of chronic medical conditions affecting veterans. Additionally, he is researching the use of computerized scoring systems for the early identification of sepsis in the Emergency Department. He has an overall interest in developing and implementing Health Information Technology that will augment the clinical decision making process and improve the value of healthcare.

Omar completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at the University of Chicago. He holds an MD from Ohio State University, an MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg), and a BBA from the University of Michigan (Ross). Omar spent two years as a business consultant at Accenture with a focus on human performance and change management. He is originally from Michigan.