MBA/MD Student Honored by American Medical Association

March 23, 2012

Omar Z. Maniya, a first-year MD/MBA candidate at Georgetown McDonough, recently was honored as one of 30 American Medical Association 2012 Leadership Award recipients.

The award provides medical students, residents/fellows, and early career physicians from around the country with special training to develop their skills as future leaders in organized medicine and community affairs. Recipients of the award are recognized for demonstrating outstanding non-clinical leadership skills in advocacy, community service, and education.
Last spring, Maniya worked with Primary Care Progress on an effort to comprehensively reform malpractice for volunteer physicians at Community Health Centers by building a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers to introduce the Family Healthcare Accessibility Act into Congress. He also is the founder of, a network of current and prospective MBA/MD students.
In the future, Maniya hopes to apply business principles in clinical practice to develop innovative high-quality low-cost delivery models, and to continue his involvement with physician advocacy and politics through organized medicine.