Omar T. Atiq

President American College of Physicians,

Omar T. Atiq, MD, MACP, is President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), representing internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists, and medical students.

A resident of Little Rock, AR, Dr. Atiq is a distinguished professor of medicine and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Previously, he was in community oncology practice in Pine Bluff from 1991 until 2000. Dr. Atiq has served on the Arkansas State Medical Board and as president of the Arkansas Medical Society.

Dr. Atiq was elected to Mastership of the College in 2023. He has served as a member of ACP’s Board of Regents, Chair of the Board of Governors and Chair of ACP’s Health and Public Policy Committee. Previously he served as Governor of the Arkansas Chapter and received the Chapter Laureate Award as well as the Excellence in Volunteerism Award.

Dr. Atiq earned his medical degree from the Khyber Medical College, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, where he recently received the Distinguished Alumnus award. He completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the Edward Hines Jr. V.A. Hospital and the Foster G. McGaw Hospital of the Loyola University of Chicago in Maywood, Illinois, and his medical oncology and hematology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY.

He is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. His principal areas of professional interest include national health reform, health care access, health care disparities, and payment reform.