Lecturer, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences


Dr. Omair joined the College of Medicine in 2009. His specialty is in the field of research and he is an active member of the Research Unit in the College of Medicine. His strengths are in the field of health research, epidemiology, and biostatistics. He takes part in conducting workshops on SPSS and Research methods as well as MCQ writing for the Faculty Enhancement workshops. He is also the statistical reviewer for the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association.


  • Coordinator of the Research Unit in the College of Medicine – Administrative responsibilities including the scheduling of sessions, students research assignments and presentations. 
  • Medical Research Project – Conducting sessions on research methods and SPSS for the medical students, facilitating the medical students in their research projects, evaluating and providing feedback on the students research proposals and research presentations, providing office consultations for preparing the research proposal as well as for data analysis and presentation, co-supervisor of student groups for their research projects.
  • Problem Based Learning – Tutor activities for the PBL sessions of medical students.
  • Masters in Medical Education – Co-coordinator for the blocks on ‘Basics of Research in Education’ and ‘Masters Project’, evaluating and providing feedback on the MME students assignments for the preparation of their research proposals, providing statistical consultation for the MME students for their research projects, co-supervisor of the MME students in their research projects.
  • Faculty Enhancement Unit workshops – Conducting workshops on research methods, SPSS, MCQ writing, and Turnitin for the faculty in different colleges of KSAU-HS


• Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan - 1994
• Master of Public Health (MPH – Epidemiology), Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, USA - 1993
• Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan - 1988


• USAID scholarship – for MPH study in Tulane University, USA (1992-93)


• University Students Research Board of KSAU-HS (2014 to date)
• Research Committee – College of Medicine, KSAU-HS (2010 to date)
• Pakistan Medical Association (1990 to date)
• Editorial Board of Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (1998 to date)

Research Focus

• Primary Health Care
• Non-communicable diseases prevention and epidemiology
• Medical education


  1. Al Mosa AF, Omair A, Arifi AA, Najm HK. Mitral valve replacement for mitral stenosis: 15 years single center experience. J Saudi Heart Assoc 2016 Mar. [In Press] doi: 10.1016/j.jsha.2016.02.007
  2. Omair A. Selecting the appropriate study design: Case-control and cohort study designs. J Health Spec 2016 Jan-Mar; 4(1):37-41
  3. Al Shaalan M, Omair A, Alsharyoufi M, bin Abdullah J, Al-Howti SY. Public awareness about corona virus for KAMC visitors in Riyadh. Jacobs J Commun Med 2016 Jan; 2(1):017
  4. Alotaibi MG, Rahman S, Al-Shalaan MA, Omair A. Frequency of nosocomial infections in pediatric intensive care unit at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. J Infect Dis 2015 Sep; 3(5). doi: 10.4172/2332-0877.1000234
  5. Omair A. Selecting the appropriate study design for your research: Descriptive study designs. J Health Spec 2015 Jul-Sep; 3(3):153-6
  6. Ali S, Omair A, Baig M. Students perception of mentoring at Bahria Unversity Medical and Dental College, Karachi. J Pak Med Assoc 2015 Jun; 65(6): 615-9.
  7. Shahid MS, Shirazi B, Omair A. Evaluation of diploma in bioethics programme, Karachi, Pakistan: An educational research. J Pak Med Assoc 2015 Apr; 65(4): 397-403.
  8. Al-Kadri HM, Kamal M, Bamuhair SS, Omair A, Bamefleh HS. Prevalence and characteristics of abnormal Papanicolaou smear in Central Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med J 2015 Jan; 36(1): 117-22. doi: 10.15537/smj.2015.1.9141.
  9. Naeem MA, Al-Alem HA, AL-Dubayee MS, Al-Juraibah FN, Omair A, Al-Ruwaili AS, Al-Saleh AM. Characteristics of pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis patients in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med J 2015 Jan; 36(1): 20-5. doi: 10.15537/smj.2015.1.9763
  10. Omair A. Book Review: Introduction to clinical research for residents. J Health Spec 2014 Oct-Dec; 2(4): 184