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M. Omar Iqbal, MD

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St. George’s University School of Medicine, MD

University of California, BS, Psychobiology


Residency, Neurosurgery, Rutgers University, New Jersey and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, England

Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children

M. Omar Iqbal, MD, is a board-eligible pediatric neurosurgeon in UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. He specializes in pediatric neurosurgery with a special interest in pediatric spine and epilepsy. Additionally, he is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Iqbal received his bachelor's degree in psychobiology from the University of California in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his residency in pediatric neurosurgery at Rutgers University, where his interest in neurosurgery led him to complete a fifth-year residency at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England. Dr. Iqbal completed his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and a second fellowship in spine deformity at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia.

Dr. Iqbal’s research interest is in the growing pediatric spine and developing growth-modulating technologies and approaches that allow surgeons to avoid fusion in a pre-pubescent spine. He has published multiple articles and teaches residents through his faculty position at Dell Med. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Iqbal is a pediatric neurosurgeon with UT Health Austin.


  • Pediatric neurosurgery, special interest in pediatric spine and epilepsy
  • Spinal dysraphism
  • Fetal repair

Board Certification

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery


  • UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s - Neurology Clinic
    Dell Children's Specialty Pavilion
    4910 Mueller Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78723
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