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Omar G

- Research Program Mentor

MD candidate at New York Medical College


Use of Technology in Medicine and Surgery


I have much experience with research, tutoring, as well as mentoring through my years as an undergraduate at Cornell University as well as my graduate education at New York Medical College. Having spent much of my time involved with working with others in a 1-on-1 setting, whether it be tutoring or mentoring, I have had the opportunity to make a difference in the academic outcomes of a multitude of individuals over the course of my academic career. My professional interests lie in minimally invasive surgery with the possibility of teaching in the future. Aside from my professional life, I enjoy being active and enjoy playing tennis, swimming, and weightlifting. One cool fact about me is that I am ambidextrous, which is frustrating for scrub technicians when they have to hand me sutures in the operating room.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

The Use of Robotics in Abdominal Surgery

This project focuses on the shift from laparoscopic abdominal surgery to robot-assisted techniques as the field continues to evolve. Important points when it comes to surgery are centered around infection rates, the need for re-operation, as well as clinical outcomes. One specific route that can be studied is infection rates between the two modes of surgery, which can give a sense of the overall safety of the procedure in question. Using the National Inpatient Sample Database, we can quantify infection rates and statistically compare them in order to verify the effectiveness and safety of the procedures. Another method of verifying the data is to conduct a meta-analysis where infection rates published in other papers are statistically analyzed in order to draw conclusions on the safety and efficacy of the procedures. This is only one of the many routes that this research project can take as the field is vast and quickly evolving.

Languages I know

Spanish, Intermediate

Teaching experience

I have over 10 years of tutoring experience in STEM subjects at my undergraduate institution of Cornell University, graduate institution of New York Medical College, as well in the online setting. Through my experience with all of the different kinds of students that I have worked with, I know first-hand that teaching requires a personalized approach as no two people learn the same way. Because of this, I believe that I do very well in tailoring my sessions to meet the needs of the student I am working with.


Work experience

Cornell University (2013 - 2017)
Cornell University (2015 - 2017)
Biology Major Mentor
New York Medical College (2020 - Current)
Tutor (2017 - Current)


Cornell University
BA Bachelor of Arts (2017)
Biological Sciences
New York Medical College
MD Doctor of Medicine candidate

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