Welcome! I’m Dr. Omar, and I aim to provide reasoned and evidence-based insights on Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Politics, and Medicine. You may not agree with me on everything — or anything — and that is good! I aspire to pursue truth with you, create dialogue, contribute to and defend free inquiry, and engage in civil discourse on what matters most in life.

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I graduated from Harvard Medical school with honors, and Harvard Divinity School, and was awarded the Peter J. Gomes, STB '68 Distinguished Alumni Honor. As a teacher, I received a number of awards, including receiving six times a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University, and for "Excellence in the Art of Teaching" for Supervision of a Harvard College Thomas T. Hoopes Prize-winning Senior Thesis (Anthropology) awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

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Insights on Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, and Politics, from Dr. Omar, a philosopher/social scientist/physician at Harvard (Views expressed here are his alone)


Insights on Medicine, Philosophy, Psychology, Politics, and Religion, from a physician/philosopher/social scientist at Harvard, and member of the Harvard Council on Academic Freedom. Views expressed here are his alone.