Omar B. McCarty, MD

Where I grew up (hometown)… Strawberry Plains, TN

Undergraduate… University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Medical School… Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University

Internship… Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Transitional Year Program

Professional Interests… Radiology…all of it (at this point)

Current Research… TBD

Personal Interest/Hobbies… Family time, Sports (playing, watching), Writing, Music, Theology, Cooking

Favorite thing about St. Louis… very family-friendly city

Favorite Website… TonyBasilio.com

I bet you didn't know that... I won the annual chili cook-off in medical school and had my recipe published in a cookbook sold to raise funds for the child and adolescent wing of the local psychiatric hospital.

Jobs I've held outside of radiology/medicine... Banking Supervisor, Purchasing for school system, writing small group curriculum for a church plant, tutoring for Division 1 collegiate athletic programs, and others

Married? Kids? Pets? Married (13 years to Lori), 4 kids (ages 6, 5, 4, and 2)

Favorite Radiology Sign…Donut sign…because who doesn’t love donuts?

What attracted you to radiology… ability to see the unseen, minimally invasive approaches, continual innovation, tech focus, being a “doctor’s doctor” (i.e., the consultant role)

Why I chose MIR for my training… extremely friendly, welcoming, and helpful people in a currently and historically strong program with excellent teaching

Favorite Quote…”Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

Anything else you’d like to add… I couldn’t have made it to this point without tremendous help, support and understanding from my family (especially my in-laws), my amazing kiddos, my indescribably incredible wife, and the grace of God.