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UCI cardiologist honored with special awards

UCI cardiologist Dr. Ihab Alomari receives special awards for his service to refugees.July 19, 2018 — UCI Health cardiologist Dr. Ihab Alomari was honored with the Special Class Medal of Excellence and Creativity by the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs in Amman, Jordan.

Alomari, an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Cardiology, also was named Master of Love and Peace for the year of 2018 by the Jordanian Association for Human Rights and Peace. 

These awards recognize Alomari's achievements in his career and his dedication to humanitarian work. He worked for the United Nations as a medical escort, helping refugees from the Middle East reach settlements in Europe, North America and South America.

In addition to his work with patients, medical students and fellows, Alomari devotes his time to different organizations that help underprivileged people and refugees. He has also received several awards for proficiency, professionalism and outstanding patient care.