Dr. Omar Dawood is a clinician with over 25 years of senior management, medical research and clinical experience, innovating medical device and digital health products as a seasoned executive. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Sales for Calm, leading B2B employer and health plan sales. He is also a stage 4 cancer survivor.
Omar is passionate about helping people around the globe lead healthier, happier lives by building resilience through better sleep and improved mindfulness.
Over the past two decades, Omar has held senior executive and senior advisory positions with a spectrum of healthcare companies, including Ginger, Accuray, Kona Medical, AliveCor and Samsung, leading transformative change and disruptive innovation across a number of healthcare segments.
He holds a BA in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, an MPH with concentration in cancer epidemiology from Yale University, an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He went onto residency training in surgery and radiology and a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of California San Francisco.
Dawood has been honored as both a Howard Hughes and a National Cancer Institute Research Scholar and was named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2010 Silicon Valley Man of the Year for his leadership of national fundraising efforts supporting cancer research.
Omar can address a variety of topics in the area of health and wellness – either in an interactive discussion or on a keynote basis. His extensive medical training, hands on corporate experience, his personal journey in health, and his positive approach to fostering greater levels of well being and fitness, both physical and mental, makes him an inspirational choice as a keynote speaker.
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