Omer Iqbal, MD, FACC, FESC
Omer Iqbal, MD, FACC, FESC
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Contact Information:
(708) 216-5408


Undergraduate School:
Nizam College
Osmania University
Hyderabad, India
Bachelor of Science, Botany/Zoology/Chemistry 1974

Medical School:
Gandhi Medical College
Osmania University
Hyderabad, India
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, 1979

Residency in Ophthalmology, 1979-1980
Gandhi Hospital
Secunderabad, India

Board Certification

  • Medical Council of India, certified 1980
  • Permanent Unrestricted License to Practice Medicine and Surgery
  • Hyderabad State Medical Council, India

Professional Organizations

  • European Society of Cardiology
  • International Society of Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology


  • 2006 Best Poster Award (Shared), Annual Conference of the International Union of Angiology (IUA), Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2004 Academic Keys Who’s Who in Medical Sciences, WWMSE
  • 1995 Best Clinical Investigator, Annual VA Hines Research Forum, Department of Veterans Affairs, Hines, IL

Research Interests

  • Homeostasis and thrombosis
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Ocular surface disease
  • Angiogenesis and antiangiogenic agents
  • Retinal artery/retinal vein thrombosis
  • Pharmacogenomic applications in ophthalmology
  • Stem cell research in ophthalmology