Dr Omar Aziz Rana is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist based at Omar Hospital Lahore who attended the prestigious King Edward Medical University. Subsequently, he completed his post-graduate Medical and Cardiology training in the U.K.
Following the successful attainment of his Royal College of Physicians membership, Dr Rana embarked on a two-year post-graduate doctorate research focusing on the effects of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) on the circulation of blood flow in human coronary arteries. His research was published in high impact factor peer-review journals. He successfully defended his thesis and was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (DM) from the University of Southampton. He was awarded the Scientific Investigator of the Year Award by the British Society of Echocardiography in 2010. He has co-authored dozens of papers and book chapters and continues to pursue original research in the arena of Interventional Cardiology and hopes to increase the representation of Pakistan in International forums through increased collaboration.
Dr Rana has been awarded a Completed Certificate of Specialist Training (CCT) by the Royal College of Physicians (U.K.) for successfully completing a 5-year training programme in General Cardiology.
Subsequently, he completed a 2-year Advanced Interventional Cardiology training programme at the prestigious Royal Bournemouth Hospital, which is one of the busiest state-of-the-art Interventional Cardiology units in the U.K. He has been fully trained in angioplasty and stent implantation using various techniques including and specialises in the use of rotational atherectomy (rotablation), laser atherectomy, intravascular ultrasound, haemodynamic assessment of coronary arteries using pressure wire, optical frequency domain imaging, optical coherence tomography, dedicated bifurcation stents and the treatment of chronic total occlusions. Dr Rana hopes to introduce some of the aforementioned techniques in Lahore for the first time.
Dr Rana maintains an honest and sincere approach towards the care of his patients and believes in the ethos of patient choice. He also values a team-based model of care including the involvement of surgical colleagues, radiology colleagues, junior doctors, nurses and allied health-care professionals to drive patient care forward in the most productive and result-oriented direction. It is with these values and credentials that he has returned to Lahore, the city at the centre of his heart, and to Omar hospital that his father built three decades ago, to fulfil a shared dream of serving patients to the best of one’s abilities and integrity.