Omar Hameed, MD, FASCP
In the top 10 of his class, Omar Hameed graduated from the University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Baghdad, in 1991. After a multidisciplinary internship, he completed an anatomic pathology residency and was an attending pathologist and faculty member overseas before moving to the United States and embarking on more training.
This involved completing anatomic and clinical pathology residency, as well as surgical pathology and research fellowships at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. After five years at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala., Dr. Hameed recently moved to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., where he serves as an Associate Professor, Director of Surgical Pathology, and Associate Director of Anatomic Pathology. His areas of interest include breast and genitourinary pathology. A prolific author, Dr. Hameed has written more than 40 manuscripts, several book chapters, and a book.
“Given that ASCP is the premier organization that represents all lab professionals and strives for excellence in the care provided to our patients, it is only natural that I would be interested in volunteering my time and effort to become actively involved,” he wrote. “There are obviously many challenges that face practicing pathologists and other laboratory professionals these days. If appointed to serve on the Fellow Council, my goals would include dealing with such issues and helping further position ASCP as the logical bridge between practicing pathologists and their technical colleagues and collaborators.
“Having heard firsthand from two former colleagues, Gene Siegal, MD, PhD, FASCP, and David Chhieng, MD, FASCP, who served in this capacity, I believe that such service is a great way to give back to ASCP and its members, as well as to become more involved in my profession.”