Rokayak, Omar, D.O., FACS

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Areas of Interest 
trauma and acute care surgery, prehospital trauma care, austere battlefield trauma surgery and resuscitation, military clinical currency and combat readiness


Omar Rokayak, D.O., FACS, joined the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery as a clinical assistant professor in 2018. He is an active duty Air Force surgeon with, and the Chief Medical Officer of, the Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team (SOST) based at UAB. He attended the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, and then completed his general surgery residency at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in 2018.

In his military role, Major Rokayak is responsible for ensuring SOST's overall clinical readiness, the formulation and orchestration of his unit’s medical and mass casualty plans, evaluation and management of critical patients, performance of damage-control surgeries and resuscitations in far forward austere conditions, advising command on clinical considerations as related to sensitive tactical operations, and directing unit process improvement as well as medical modernization initiatives.

When not away on military duty, Dr. Rokayak thoroughly enjoys fulfilling his role as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at UAB where he is responsible for educating medical students, residents, fellows and Special Operations medical personnel as well as providing the high quality advanced trauma surgery, acute care surgery, and surgical critical care with which UAB is synonymous.

Honors and Awards

Meritorious Service Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal with Combat Device

Air Force Commendation Medal with Combat Device

Meritorious Unit Award

Combat Readiness Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon

Air Force Longevity Service Award

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with Service Star

720 STG Physician of the Year 2020


Medical School
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital


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