Timothy O'Mara, MD | Reno Orthopedic Clinic,
UNR Med Clinical Assistant Professor, UNR Med Alumnus '00
Each day our community faculty illustrate their commitment to educating future healthcare professionals through their passion for teaching and examples of excellence. The Office for Community Faculty would like to shine a spotlight on one of the greatest assets of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, our community faculty. You are making a difference in the lives of students, patients, and in our communities.
This month's Community Faculty Spotlight is Timothy O’Mara, MD, nominated by Abrianna (Abe) Robles, MS4. Thank you for your service, Dr. O’Mara, we appreciate you!
Being a medical student poses many unique challenges, and at times can be overwhelming. Especially during 3rd year clerkships – there is so much to learn, and never seems to be enough time. Certain attendings make these challenging years more fun and rewarding by dedicating extra time in their already-packed days to helping develop physicians of the future. One of these physicians is Dr. Timothy O’Mara, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Reno Orthopedic Clinic.
Dr. O’Mara went to medical school at our very own UNR Med and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Washington where he then stayed for a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma. He completed a second fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics in Sydney, Australia and a third fellowship in hip and knee replacement at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles. After a very long (and impressive) course of training, he returned to Reno and joined the ROC in 2007 where he has been ever since.