Omar Dabbous, MD, MPH

Vice President, HEOR & RWE

Omar has more than 25 years of leadership and strategic experience in HEOR, Market Access, Medical Affairs, Pharmacoepidemiology, and disease and safety registries in biotech, pharmaceutical, academia, and medical device settings. Currently, he is the VP, of HEOR & RWE at AveXis, a gene therpay company. Prior to joining AveXis he led the value and access activities at Halozyme. At GSK Omar developed and led the Global Value Evidence Analytics focusing on innovation and ensuring high quality of payer research including clinical trials and HEOR studies. Prior to joining GlaxoSmithKline he led the global health economics and outcomes research at Takeda, the Pharmacoepidemiology and Registry activities at J&J, and the Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Data Management and Analytics Departments at University of Massachusetts Medical School. He held a number of key industry roles and academic positions and is Adjunct Professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of Illinois, Chicago. Omar was recently recognized as one of the top 50 most influential people in Big Data. He is a leader in digital health. Omar is an author and co-author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications.


Omar trained at Monastir School of Medicine in Tunisia, before taking his MPH at University of Massachusetts School of Public Health.  He also has a Diploma in International Health and Medicine of Catastrophe from Tours Medical School in France.  Omar also earned Certificates from Harvard University in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and from Kellogg’s School of Business in Business Marketing Strategies and Marketing Healthcare Products. He lived in 5 continents and is fluent in 4 languages.

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