Welcome Omar Muñoz
Aug 29, 2017 12:00 AM
The Department of Pathology is pleased to welcome Omar Muñoz, MS as a new faculty member. Mr. Muñoz joins the department as an Assistant Professor in the Medical Laboratory Sciences division.
After originally coming to Utah from Mexico City to study architecture, Mr. Muñoz took a job in hospital specimen processing and became interested in laboratory medicine through his work, eventually choosing to stay in the field permanently. He earned an AAS at Salt Lake Community College and later a BS in Medical Laboratory Science and MS in Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Sciences here at the University of Utah.
Mr. Muñoz brings a wealth of hands-on experience to his new position. Prior to joining the department, he worked for 23 years at ARUP, notably as the tech supervisor in the HCH clinical laboratory.
Outside of the lab and classroom, Mr. Muñoz enjoys spending time with his family. He played many sports growing up and now coaches his kids’ teams. He has also volunteered with the Boy Scouts and with the county sports programs.