Biography

Hythem Omar, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Musculoskeletal Radiology Division. His clinical interests include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), sports imaging, rheumatology and sarcoma imaging, and related image-guided interventions. 

Dr. Omar holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he also earned his medical degree. He completed his radiology residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and received advanced training in musculoskeletal (MSK) radiology through a fellowship program at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He returned to UT Southwestern for additional advanced training in thoracic imaging through a fellowship program. 

Dr. Omar's commitment to radiology education and training is demonstrated by his membership on the Radiology Residency Review Committee, the Radiology Residency Selection Committee, the Radiology Residency Curriculum Committee, and the MSK Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee. His dedication to patient care can be seen through his involvement with the CT Dose Reduction Task Force and Parkland's MSK Interventions Committee. 

In addition to his clinical duties, he continues to investigate refining MSK ultrasound, computed tomography and MR practices, novel use of 3-D and 4-D joint imaging, and new forms of image-guided pain management, including minimally invasive image-guided injections. His work in these areas has resulted in several original research publications and presentations at scientific conferences. 

Dr. Omar is a member of national and international professional organizations including the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American Medical Association, and the Society of Skeletal Radiology.

Education

Medical School
University Health Shreveport (2000)
Internship
Duke University Medical Center (2001), Internal Medicine
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005), Radiology
Fellowship
Duke University Medical Center (2006), Musculoskeletal Radiology