Omid Zad, MD

Omid Zad, MD

Dr. Omid Zad completed his medical school at Azad University in 2001. After graduation, he practiced in his hometown for almost three years before moving to the United States.

He completed Internal Medicine residency at University of Miami – Palm Beach Regional Campus in 2011, achieving multiple awards.

In 2011, Dr. Zad started subspecialty training in Critical Care Medicine at Orlando Health then joined the Orlando Health Physician Group as full-time Intensivist in 2013. During that time, he served as ICU medical director for Dr. P. Phillips Hospital (DPH) for over three years and as Vice chairman of leadership for DPH for two years.

He then joined Osceola Regional Medical Center as cardiovascular intensivist. In 2019, Dr. Zad joined AdventHealth Medical Group where he is currently serving as ICU medical director for AdventhHealth Kissimmee.

Due to his interest in Cardiogenic shock and mechanical circulatory support devices, he established the first Cardiogenic shock program at Orlando Health in 2016 by developing a comprehensive protocol. The success rate of this program and significant improvement in patient survival gained the attention of medical community. In 2018 become a speaker for Abiomed, Inc. educating medical community across the country on initiation of Cardiogenic shock program and use of mechanical circulatory support device.

During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and computer programming.


  • Danesh V, Gisi B, Narayan M, Yoder L, Zad O. Fecal occult blood tests: Valuable for screening, wasteful for diagnostics. (2019). Clinical Nurse Specialist, 33(4), 191-194.
  • Wilkinson L, Reid J, Danesh V, Bradley P, Zad O. Tailored Training: Improving Nurse Satisfaction and Retention with a Reduction in Orientation Length and Cost. 29th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care (Institute of Healthcare Improvement). Orlando, FL 2017.
  • Zad O, Britt C, Gisi B, Danesh V. Fecal Occult Blood Tests: Valuable for Screening, Wasteful for Diagnostics. 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care (Institute of Healthcare Improvement). Orlando, FL 2015. Storyboard Presentation.
  • Zad O, Gwynn G, Lauritsen N, Hertel C, Casiano D, Venus S. Changes In Clinical Practice – How Important Is It To Measure Outcomes? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191;2015:12798.
  • Gupta R, Zad O, Jimenez E. Analysis of the variations between Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requirements for critical care training programs and their effects on the current critical care workforce. J Crit Care. 2013 Jul 24. PMID: 23890938.
  • Zad O, Nanchal R, Gupta R. Barriers to Initiating Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. Crit Care Med. 40(12):1-328.
  • Zad O, Kumar G, Hegde P, Khan RA, Mohan A, Taneja A, Biga L, Nanchal R. Cardiac Arrest: the Weekend Effect. Crit Care Med. 40(12):1-328
  • Zad O, Kumar G, Taneja A, Mohan A, Hegde P, Khan RA, Biga L, Nanchal R. Outcomes of Severe Sepsis in Bone Marrow Transplant Patients: A Nationwide Analysis. Crit Care Med. 40(12):1-328.
  • Zad O, Kumar G, Mohan A, Taneja A, Khan RA, Biga L, Hegde P, Nanchal R. Outcomes of Severe Sepsis in Patients With Metastatic Malignancy. Crit Care Med. 40(12):1-328.
  • Biga L, Kumar G, Taneja A, Hegde P, Zad O, Khan RA, Mohan A, Nanchal R. Discharge Destinations of Patients With Severe Sepsis: A Nationwide Analysis (2000-2009). Crit Care Med. 40(12):1-328.
  • Biga L, Kumar G, Taneja A, Hegde P, Mohan A, Zad O, Khan RA. Racial Differences in Disposition After Severe Sepsis. Crit Care Med. 40(12):1-328.
  • Chait R, Zad O, Ramineni R, Shukla A, Mitchell A. Midterm Outcomes and Quality of Life following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Nonagenarians. Am J Cardiol. 1;107(11):1609-12.
  • Crocker P, Zad O, Milling T et al. Human cytokine response to Texas crotaline envenomation before and after antivenom administration. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Oct;28(8):871-9.
  • Crocker P, Zad O, Milling T, Lawson KA. Alcohol, bicycling, and head and brain injury: a study of impaired cyclists’ riding patterns R1. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Jan;28(1):68-72.
  • Bush L, Zad O, Khan Y, et al. Polymicrobial Abdominal Aortic Endograft Infection Secondary to Aorto-Enteric Para-Prosthetic Erosion. Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice. Nov. 2009; 17(6):374-377.
  • Zad O, Cooper H, Crocker P, Milling T. Shock, respiratory failure, and coagulopathy after an intravenous copperhead envenomation. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Mar;27(3):377.
  • Book: Zamani J, Zad O, Hashemi L. Clinical Analysis of Electrocardiogram: From Hospital Practice Magazine, edited by Professor E. William Hancock, M.D.; Translated from English to Persian. 2000.
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