Amar is originally from the Jersey Shore, famed land of the gym, tan, laundry lifestyle. He attended Lehigh University, where he graduated summa cum laude from the Eckardt Scholars Honors program with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience in three years. Afterwards, he attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, graduating with a dual MD/MPHS in 2019. Amar graduated in the top third of his medical school class and scored at least at the 94th percentile for all NBME Shelf examinations as a third year medical student. Amar’s research efforts focused on the use of intraoperative MRI for the treatment of brain tumors; he was awarded the 2018 AANS/CNS Joint Section Tumor Neuro-Oncology Trainee Award for his work. Amar completed his preliminary PGY1 training (internship) in General Surgery at the University of Washington (this time, actually in Seattle) and will be beginning his Diagnostic Radiology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Amar has tutored a variety of subjects throughout his academic career. After his undergraduate studies, he tutored students in biology, physics, chemistry, and organic chemistry, focusing on advanced placement/collegiate coursework and MCAT test preparation. In medical school, Amar was a tutor for the general surgery clerkship at the request of clerkship leadership. As a student leader of Pediatric LifeSavers, Amar helped teach infant CPR to caregivers of at-risk infants at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. In addition, he served as a mentor to junior students through his efforts as a Line Officer for Lehigh University EMS and during his time in Medical School as a clinical mentor. Amar is passionate about math, science, and medicine.
In his spare time, you can find Amar power lifting, reading science fiction/fantasy, listening to sports-talk podcasts, cooking, playing the violin, or napping with his two cats.