Omar Qahwash, DO

Board Certified: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, 2008
Fellowships: Open Cerebrovascular Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011
                      Neuroendovascular Fellowship, St. John Providence Health System, Detroit, 2010
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery: Oakland University William Beaumont Schools of Medicine.
Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Neurological Surgery, 2008
Medical School: Michigan State University, 2002
Undergrad: Michigan State University, 1996
Dr. Qahwash specializes in Vascular Neurosurgery including hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. He is one of few sub-specialized Neurosurgeons in the state of Michigan with dual fellowship training in Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery. Dr. Qahwash has studied under world renowned experts in the field of flow-assisted aneurysm and cerebral bypass surgery, and has extensive experience caring for patients with acute cerebral ischemia.


  • Endovascular and open surgery for cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations of the brain and spine
  • Carotid endarterectomy and stenting
  • Intracranial angioplasty and stenting
  • Emergent treatment of ischemic stroke
  • Cerebral bypass for moyamoya disease and other occlusive arteriopathies
  • General Neurosurgery

Local MD's explain Glioblastoma, aggressive type of Brain Cancer

News of Senator John McCain’s cancer diagnosis shocked the world last week.
The former prisoner of war and Republican presidential nominee has an aggressive brain cancer called, Glioblastoma.
Glioblastoma, or more commonly known as GBM, is a type of brain cancer that doctors say is not only aggressive, but can spread quickly.
While Sen. McCain’s doctors say he’s exploring future treatment options, his diagnosis prompted 6-News to take a closer look at the type of brain cancer that affects thousands of Americans.