Theofilos (Theo) El Sayed Omar is an aspiring cardiothoracic surgeon with a profound interest in lung and heart transplantation. He is currently an MA candidate in Medical Ethics at Keele University School of Law in the UK. His dissertation research focuses on public health, end-of-life-care and organ donation ethics. He has an avid curiosity of medical philosophy and clinical ethics, and is fluent in both Greek and Arabic. Theo sits on the UK Donation Ethics Committee and teaches bioethics classes at Yale University. In addition to academic medicine, Theo has had a long lasting involvement in medico-politics and humanitarian work. He is currently the chair of conference and executive lead of the British Medical Association’s Medical Students Committee, representing 25,000 UK medical students. Theo is also a member of the Syrian-British Medical Society and has been working with Human Rights organizations, Amnesty International, and numerous world-wide charities, in order to provide medical aid and long-term care to refugees in the Middle East.
Fellowship year: 2015-2016