Omar Said, MD

Doctor and patient

Dr. Omar Said

Medical Director
A Doctor Who Truly Cares

After nearly a decade practicing in Chicago, Dr. Omar Said has decided to pursue his dream of opening his own clinic. He is focused on providing the best patient experience possible and this brand-new, cutting-edge clinic has been designed with that goal in mind.  At Ascend Pain and Wellness, our staff optimizes the patient experience by emphasizing patient communication and promoting positivity.

Dr. Said is a Fellowship Trained Double Board Certified Interventional Pain Physician and Anesthesiologist. Dr. Said completed his anesthesia residency at Rush University Medical Center. At Rush, he was recognized with the Robert D. Dripps, MD Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Resident presented to the graduating resident who displayed the most outstanding clinical and academic performance. He was also presented with the Katalin Selmeczi, MD Memorial Award for Humanism presented annually to the resident who embodies spirit, humanism, devotion and courage. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Said successfully completed an interventional pain management fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. At the conclusion of his training, he was awarded the Ethelee Smith, MD award for Most Outstanding Fellow. More recently, he was recognized by his peers and nursing staff as MacNeal Hospital's Physician of the Year.

Dr. Said aims to incorporate his advanced training to provide the best overall patient experience. His mission centers around honesty and collaboration. He believes in instituting a system where the patient, physician, and medical staff work together to identify the source of the patient’s pain to establish a clear treatment plan. He recognizes that not all pain can be “cured,” but a committed effort can provide a higher quality of life.  For that reason, patient comfort and satisfaction are his highest priority.

Dr. Said’s non-clinical interests include: spending time with his family and friends, Chicago summer festivals, and taking his dog Ramsey to dog parks. In addition, he enjoys playing golf, basketball, and tennis.