Omar is BetterUp’s President of BetterUp Care™. He leads the BetterUp Care™ sales, marketing, clinical, and product teams to bring hyper-personalized mental fitness and science-backed preventive solutions, including 1:1 and group coaching, to employers globally.
Omar most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Sales for Calm where he led B2B employer and health plan sales. Prior to that, Dr. Dawood served as President and Chief Medical Officer of Ginger and Ginger Medical Corporation, now Headspace Health, where he led the clinical and sales organizations, and helped to grow the company for six years. Over the past two decades, Dawood has held senior executive and advisory positions with a spectrum of healthcare companies, including Accuray, Kona Medical, AliveCor and Samsung, leading transformative change and disruptive innovation across a number of healthcare segments.
Omar holds a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.P.H. with concentration in cancer epidemiology from Yale University, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.D. from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He went onto residency training in surgery and radiology and a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of California San Francisco. Omar has been honored as both a Howard Hughes and a National Cancer Institute Research Scholar and was named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2010 Silicon Valley Man of the Year for his leadership of national fundraising efforts supporting cancer research.