Tawfeg Ben-Omran

Tawfeg Ben-Omran
  • Clinical Geneticist
  • Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Sidra Medicine & Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Dr Tawfeg Ben-Omran received his speciality training in clinical and metabolic genetics at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada. He obtained both FRCPS and FCCMG in Medical Genetics in 2006. Currently, he is Division Chief, Genetic and Genomic Medicine at Sidra Medicine, as well as a Senior Consultant at the Department of Medical Genetics at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. He is also an Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar.

Dr Ben-Omran has contributed to the body of published knowledge in clinical and metabolic genetics, with over 130 published articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and abstracts. He is a reviewer for many clinical genetics journals.

An active clinical researcher, Dr Ben-Omran collaborates on projects with local, regional and international communities. He is a lead primary investigator in many high-profile research projects and clinical trials, including the Nurture Trial for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. His main scientific interests include genetics of Mendelian Disorders, Skeletal Dysplasia, and Autosomal Recessive Disorders in Arabs. In addition, Dr Ben-Omran is an external advisor and expert for E-HOD (European registry and network for homocystinurias and methylation defects).

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