Dr Muhammad Imran Omar

Dr Muhammad Imran Omar
Dr Muhammad Imran Omar
Dr Muhammad Imran Omar


Senior Research Fellow

Email Address
Office Address

Academic Urology Unit, Health Sciences Building, Second Floor, University of Aberdeen Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD United Kingdom

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


Dr. Muhammad Imran Omar is a qualified medical doctor with a particular interest in medical education and healthcare research. Dr Omar obtained his M.B.,B.S. degree from Dow Medical College (1993-1998). Dr Omar is certified as a Physician by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA, after clearing the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 and Clinical Skills Assessment exam). Dr Omar is registered with the General Medical Council U.K. and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, U.K. Dr Omar obtained a Master's in Health Services and Public Health Research from the University of Aberdeen (2009) and a Master's in Medical Education from the University of Dundee (2012). His areas of research interest include systematic reviews, evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guideline development, real-world evidence and big data. We worked as Managing Editor for Cochrane Incontinence Group for almost five years and now works for the European Association of Urology (EAU) as Guidelines Office Methodology Supervisor, Vice-Chair of the Guidelines Office EAU Methods Committee, and a member of the EAU non-neurogenic female Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) panel. Dr Omar is a member of the GRADE Working Group, Cochrane Bias Methods Group, Cochrane Trainers' Network, Cochrane Statistical Network, Cochrane Consumer Network, and an Editor of Cochrane Urology. Dr. Omar is based within the Academic Urology Unit of the University of Aberdeen. 


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 
    2016 - Higher Education Academy (Now Advance HE), United Kingdom 
  • Masters in Medical Education (MMEd) 
    2012 - University of Dundee, United Kingdom 
  • Systematic Review course 
    2012 - University of Oxford, United Kingdom 
  • Masters in Health Services and Public Health Research (MSc Epidemiology) 
    2009 - University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom 
  • Cleared PLAB 1 in September 2004 and PLAB 2 in April 2005 
    2005 - General Medical Council (GMC), United Kingdom 
  • Cleared USMLE Step 1 in 2001, USMLE Step 2 in 1999 and CSA in 2002 
    2002 - United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE), USA 
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S) 
    1999 - Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Staff Development Committee

External Memberships
  1. General Medical Council (GMC) UK
  2. British Medical Association
  3. Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
  4. Scottish Medical Academic Staff Committee of BMA from 2011- 2017
  5. International Continence Society (Membership no. 9284) 2011 to 2015
  6. TheAssociation for the Study of Medical Education (ASME); 2013 to 2014
  7. International Urogynecological Association 
  8. European Association of Urology since 2014
  9. Société Internationale d'Urologie 
  10. International Society of Managing & Technical Editors since 2015
  11. Member EAU Methods Committee since September 2016 and Vice Chair since May 2020

Research Overview

My areas of research interest include systematic reviews, evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guideline development, real world evidence and big data. 


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  • Chronic cough in patients with kidney cancer

    Smith, W. K., Santiapilla, J., Loizidou, M. A., Mazzone, S. B., Mumtaz, F., Patra, H. K., Gurusamy, K., Ranieri, V., Omar, M. I., Tran, M. B.
    Thirteenth London International Cough Symposium
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • PIONEER Big Data Platform for Prostate Cancer: Lessons for Advancing Future Real-World Evidence Research

    Lawlor, A., Beyer, K., Russell, B., Steinbeisser, C., Bjartell, A., De Meulder, B., Omar, M. I., Hulsen, T., Butler, J., N'Dow, J., Gómez Rivas, J., Gandaglia, G., Nicoletti, R., Sakalis, V. I., Smith, E. J., Maass, M., Zong, J., Fullwood, L., Abbott, T., Tafreshiha, A., Papineni, K., Snijder, R., Horgan, D., Seager, S., Evans-Axelsson, S., Ribal, M. J., Roobol, M. J., Van Hemelrijck, M., PIONEER Consortium
    Nature reviews. Urology
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Clinical Characterization of Patients Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and Undergoing Conservative Management: a PIONEER Analysis Based on Big Data

    Gandaglia, G., Pellegrino, F., Goloza, A., De Meulder, B., Abbott, T., Achtman, A., Omar, M. I., Alshammari, T., Areia, C., Asiimwe, A., Beyer, K., Bjartell, A., Campi, R., Cornford, P., Falconer, T., Qin, F., Gong, M., Herrera, R., Hughes, N., Hulsen, T., Kinnaird, A., Lai, L. Y., Maresca, G., Mottet, N., Oja, M., Prinsen, P., Reich, C., Remmers, S., Roobol, M. J., Sakalis, V. I., Seage, S., Smith, E. J., Snijde, R., Steinbeisser, C., Thurin, N. H., Hijazy, A., van Bochove, K., van den Bergh, R. C., Van Hemelrijck, M., Willemse, P. M., Williamson, M. A., Kerman, N. Z., Evans-Axelson, S., Briganti, A., N'Dow, J., PIONEER Consortium
    European Urology, vol. 85, no. 5, pp. 457-465
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Predictive Models for Assessing Patients’ Response to Treatment in Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review

    Lawlor, A., Lin, C., Gómez Rivas, J., Ibáñez, L., Abad López, P., Willemse, P. M., Omar, M. I., Remmers, S., Cornford, P., Rajwa, P., Nicoletti, R., Gandaglia, G., Teoh, J. Y., Moreno Sierra, J., Golozar, A., Bjartell, A., Evans-Axelsson, S., N'Dow, J., Zong, J., Ribal, M. J., Roobol, M. J., Van Hemelrijck, M., Beyer, K., PIONEER Consortium
    European Urology Open Science, vol. 63, pp. 126-135
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • AGREE II quality assessment of national and international clinical practice guidelines on prostate cancer

    Beyer, K., Bhattacharya, Y., Murray, C., Smith, E., Boissier, R., Borkowetz, A., Dabestani, S., Willemse, P. M., Maresca, G., Gómez Rivas, J., Rajwa, P., Lardas, M., Grivas, N., Sakalis, V. I., Evans-Axelsson, S., MacLennan, S., Auweter, S., Thomas, M., Bjartell, A., Cornford, P., Kruger, H. S., N'Dow, J., Roobol, M. J., Omar, M. I.
    39th Annual EAU Congress
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • Critical appraisal of systematic reviews cross-referenced by the European Association of Urology (EAU) 2023 Guidelines on prostate cancer 2023 with AMSTAR 2 tool

    Alebraheem, A., Imran, A., Cheriyan, A., MacLennan, S., Omar, M. I.
    39th Annual EAU Congress
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • Development of Prostate Cancer Typical Case Presentations and Their Usage in OPTIMA’s Guideline Based Decision Support Tool

    Murray, C., Beyer, K., Gandaglia, G., Stabile, A., Auweter, S., Morariu, A., Santiago, I., MacLennan, S., MacLennan, S., Thomas, M., Bjartell, A., Cornford, P., Kruger, H. S., N'Dow, J., Roobol, M., Omar, M. I.
    39th Annual EAU Congress
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • Mirabegron versus Placebo and other therapeutic modalities in the treatment of patients with Overactive Bladder Syndrome: a systematic review

    Dey, A., Georgiadis, G., Umezurike, J., Yuan, Y., Farag, F., N'Dow, J., Omar, M. I., Mamoulakis, C.
    39th Annual EAU Congress
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • OPTIMA Prostate Cancer Care pathways: Bridging Clinical Practice Guidelines, Real World Evidence and Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Decision- Making

    Anselmo da Costa Santiago, I., Gómez Rivas, J., MacLennan, S., Beyer, K., Murray, C., Smith, E. J., Auweter, S., Thomas, M., Kruger, H. S., N'Dow, J., Bjartell, A., Cornford, P., Roobol, M. J., Omar, M. I.
    39th Annual EAU Congress
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • Systematic Review of the Incidence of and Risk Factors for Urothelial Cancers and Renal Cell Carcinoma Among Patients with Haematuria

    Rai, B. P., Dominguez-Escrig, J. L., Vale, L., Čapoun, O., Soukup, V., Bruins, H. M., Yuan, Y., Violette, P. P., Santesso, N., van Rhijn, B. W., Mostafid, A. H., Omar, M. I.
    39th Annual EAU Congress
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
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