Omar Jaber, M.D., M.P.H., attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine before completing his residency in pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center Infant's and Children's Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Jaber then obtained a fellowship in academic general pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital with Baylor College of Medicine. He also earned a master's degree in public health at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston with a focus on management, policy and community health and a concentration in global health.
While in Houston, Dr. Jaber was proud to be a part of establishing the Program for Immigrant and Refugee Child Health to help address the difficulties so many children face in obtaining proper health care. He has published pieces in the Houston Chronicle and was featured in the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy and Baylor College of Medicine health blogs. He has spent time volunteering on international medical missions to the Philippines, Palestine and most recently to Jordan to care for refugees at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis. Additionally, Dr. Jaber is actively involved with local and international non-profits to help bring children to the U.S. to receive medical care that is otherwise unavailable to them in their home countries.
Dr. Jaber is an award winning care provider. In 2019, he earned the Huda Al Masri Humanitarian Award from the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) and Ross University Alumni Association Humanitarian Award. In 2017, he earned the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Award from Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Jaber currently has an interest in the impact of sports on trauma and social integration of youth, and the role of podcasting in establishing a better means of communicating to patients and other health care providers. He looks forward to establishing relationships with new patients and their families, building trust with existing ones and is excited to be a part of their journey towards becoming healthy, ambitious adults.