Dr. Omer Ahmad is a gastroenterologist and senior clinical research fellow at University College London with a specialist interest in interventional endoscopy and advanced imaging. He studied medicine at University College London graduating with a distinction in both clinical sciences and practice alongside a 1st Class Honours intercalated degree in Pharmacology. He was awarded the A.J. Clark Prize for the best overall performance and placed on the prestigious Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement. He subsequently gained a specialist training post in London after ranking 1st nationally.
His Ph.D. focusses on the clinical translation of artificial intelligence in endoscopy, where the interdisciplinary research at WEISS University College London has led to the development of AI software for real-time use during colonoscopy which is currently being used in clinical practice and further collaborations with the UK Space Agency for deployment using satellite technology.
His specific research interests include identifying barriers to the implementation of machine learning in healthcare. He is actively involved in and has published international initiatives related to the effective validation and implementation of AI solutions.