Omar T. Atiq, M.D., is a professor of medicine and otolaryngology-head and neck in the UAMS College of Medicine. He serves as director of the Cancer Service Line in the UAMS Medical Center and associate director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. He is the founding director of the Arkansas Cancer Institute in Pine Bluff and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Atiq received his medical degree from the Khyber Medical College, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, and did his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital and Foster G. McGaw Hospital of the Loyola University in Chicago.
Dr. Atiq did his fellowship training in medical oncology and hematology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine.
He is chair-elect of the board of governors of the American College of Physicians (ACP), former governor of the ACP Arkansas Chapter, and past president, speaker of the house and chairman of the board of the Arkansas Medical Society. Dr. Atiq also sits on the Arkansas State Medical Board. He is commissioner emeritus of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission, where he served as inaugural vice chair, and he has also served on the Pulaski Academy board.