Omar K. Danner, M.D., FACS

Omar K. Danner, M.D., FACS 

Associate Professor



Trauma, Critical Care and Advanced Laparoscopy
Phone: (404) 616-1415


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
 Surgical Critical Care

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
 Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric, Foregut, and General Surgery

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Residency: General Surgery


University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Doctor of Medicine

University of Alabama
 Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

Research Interests

Violence Prevention

Youth Mentoring-Healthcare Career Choices

Vitamin D Deficiency in Critical Illness

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

American Board of Surgery (Critical Care)


Arpita Desai, Jingyao Xu, Kartik Aysola, Yunlong Qin, Chika Okoli, Ravipati Hariprasad, Ugorji Chinemerem,Candace Gates, Avinash Reddy, Omar Danner, Geary Franklin, Anachebe Ngozi, Guilherme Cantuaria,Karan Singh, William Grizzle, Charles Landen, Edward E Partridge, Valerie Montgomery Rice, E Shyam P Reddy, Veena N Rao, “Epithelial ovarian cancer: An Overview”. World Journal of Translational Medicine, April 2014; 3(1):1-36. 

CR Lewis, OK Danner, KL Wilson, LR Matthews, “Incidentally diagnosed intussusceptions spontaneously resolved in an adult patient after blunt trauma: A rare case report”. International Journal of Case Reports and Images, January 2014; 5(1)ISSN [0976-3198] 

Danner OK., Wilson KL., Heron SL., Ahmed Y., Walker TM., Houry D., Haley LL., Matthews LR., “Benefits of a Tiered-Trauma Activation System to Triage Dean-on-Arrival Patients”. The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. August 2012; 13(3): 225-229 

Danner OK., Matthews  LR., Wilson KL., Heron SL., “Healthcare Outcome Disparities in Trauma Care”. The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. March 2012; 13(3): 217-219 

Matthews LR, Ahmed Y, Wilson KL, Griggs DD, Danner OK. “Worsening Severity of Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Increased Length of Stay, Surgical Intensive Care Unit Cost, and Mortality Rate in Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients.” The American Journal of Surgery. July 2012; 204 (1): 37-43 

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Honors and Awards

2010: H.O.P.E. Institute Leadership Development Program

1991: Dean’s Scholarship UAB School of Medicine

1990: Cum Laude Graduate – University of Alabama

1990: Phi Kappa Phi Senior Honor Society

1988: University of Alabama Academic Scholarship

1987: University of Alabama Academic Achievement Award