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Dr. Charles O'Mara Named a Top Doctor by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. O'Mara has achieved one of Marquis' highest honors for professional excellence

Dr. Charles O'Mara is a vascular surgeon and healthcare administrative leader with over 40 years of professional experience to his credit.

    RIDGELAND, MS, December 14, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to honor Dr. Charles O'Mara as a Top Doctor. An accomplished listee, Dr. O'Mara celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Charles O'Mara is a vascular surgeon and healthcare administrative leader with over 40 years of professional experience to his credit. He is considered an authority in his field, and he currently serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He took on these roles at the university after decades of professional success in private practice as a highly rated and recognized vascular surgeon. His current role at a prominent state-supported academic medical center allows him the opportunity "to give back in a way that has real meaning for many people," beyond just one patient at a time ( ... ampus.html).

Dr. O'Mara began his career path at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1970 and was awarded the Taylor Medal in Biology. He then graduated summa cum laude with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1973. From 1973 to 1979 he continued his medical training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he was initially a surgical intern, then resident, and finally Chief Resident in Surgery. He finished a vascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1980. He then returned to Johns Hopkins as Assistant Professor of Surgery, staff surgeon, and Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory.

In 1982 he returned to his home state of Mississippi and joined the Cardiovascular Surgical Clinic in Jackson, where he was a partner and surgeon for the next 26 years. From 2008 to 2013, Dr. O'Mara was a vascular surgeon at Baptist Cardiovascular Surgery. In 2011 he completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2013 Dr. O'Mara started at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as Professor of Surgery. He was first in the role of Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, Dr. James Keeton, and soon thereafter he was appointed to his current position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs.

In addition to his practice of surgery, Dr. O'Mara has contributed over 60 papers and articles to professional journals, as well as chapters to medical textbooks. At the University of Mississippi Medical Center, he has served in a leadership role for numerous important institutional initiatives. He has formerly served on the board of directors of Mississippi Baptist Health System, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, The MIND Center, and the Leukemia Society of Jackson, Mississippi. He has served as president of the Southern Surgeons Club, the Callender Society, the Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and the Tulane Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Over the course of his career, Dr. O'Mara has been honored and recognized for his work in numerous ways. He led the program that was ranked #1 in Mississippi for Vascular Surgery for 3 consecutive years (2011-2013), and he was the inaugural recipient of the Patient First Award at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. He is a four-time winner of the Richard M. Nowell Award from the Callender Society (1990, 1992, 1996, 2000), and while at Tulane Medical School he received the Roche Award, the Dr. Walter G. Unglaub Memorial Award, the Oscar Creech Award, and the Isador Dyer Memorial Prize. He has been featured in multiple editions of Who's Who in America.

Dr. O'Mara and wife Susan live in Ridgeland and have four children and nine grandchildren. His personal interests include various outdoor activities, the visual arts, travel, and activities with his grandchildren.

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