NeuroEndocrine Tumor (NET) Project ECHO™ Video Conference
4th Tuesday of each month
12pm – 1pm Central Time
|Omar Barakat, M.D.|
Dr. Omar Barakat is a general surgeon with 20 years of experience in diagnosing and treating patients with benign and malignant (cancerous) diseases of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreas. It was during his early days as a general surgery resident 28 years ago that he became interested in treating patients with liver, bile duct, pancreatic, and gastro-intestinal diseases. When he finished his residency in general surgery in 1992, he pursued a surgical fellowship in liver transplantation at the University of Texas Health Science center in Houston, Texas. After his fellowship, he became a faculty member at the Department of surgery, Division of organ transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the University of Texas in Houston. To pursue further international experience in liver and pancreatic surgery, he traveled to England, where he worked in a highly specialized center for treating patients with liver and pancreatic diseases at Freeman hospital in Newcastle Upon-Tyne. During the next five years he gained an extensive experience in treating complex and rare tumors of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas, in addition to liver transplantation.
Currently, he is the Medical Director of the newly established neuroendocrine program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston. He works intimately with large group of gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and radiation oncologists within and outside the Texas Medical Center in Houston to implement the very best treatment strategy designed to each patient’s need.