Mohammed Al-Omran


Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science


Dr. Mohammed Al-Omran is a Vascular Surgeon and a Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Surgery and an Associate Member at the Institute of Medical Science (IMS). His research interests include: atherosclerosis bench to bedside with special interest in peripheral arterial disease; clinical epidemiology and health services research with a focus on using large healthcare administrative databases to conduct population-based analyses of individuals with aortic, carotid, and peripheral arterial disease; knowledge translation; and systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Dr. Al-Omran has published widely in high-impact peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation and the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Al-Omran has been the recipient of several teaching and research awards, and he has supervised research trainees of all levels including: undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate fellows. He currently serves as the Head of the Division of Vascular Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital (2013-present) and his clinical practice is focused on management of rare vascular diseases such as thoracic outlet syndrome and carotid body tumors.

Recent Publications

  1. Hussain, MA, Alali, AS, Mamdani, M, Tu, JV, Saposnik, G, Salata, K et al.. Risk of intracranial hemorrhage after carotid artery stenting versus endarterectomy: a population-based study. J. Neurosurg. 2018; :1-8. doi: 10.3171/2017.8.JNS171142. PubMed PMID:29393758 .
  2. Hussain, MA, Bhatt, DL, Al-Omran, M. Trends in Carotid Revascularization Procedures. JAMA. 2018;319 (3):307-308. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.19773. PubMed PMID:29340671 .
  3. Ramadan, A, Singh, KK, Quan, A, Plant, PJ, Al-Omran, M, Teoh, H et al.. Loss of vascular smooth muscle cell autophagy exacerbates angiotensin II-associated aortic remodeling. J. Vasc. Surg. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.08.086. PubMed PMID:29273297 .
  4. Qadura, M, Terenzi, DC, Verma, S, Al-Omran, M, Hess, DA. Concise Review: Cell Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia: An Integrated Review of Preclinical and Clinical Studies. Stem Cells. 2018;36 (2):161-171. doi: 10.1002/stem.2751. PubMed PMID:29226477 .
  5. Salata, K, Syed, M, Hussain, MA, Eikelboom, R, de Mestral, C, Verma, S et al.. Renin-angiotensin system blockade does not attenuate abdominal aortic aneurysm growth, rupture rate, or perioperative mortality after elective repair. J. Vasc. Surg. 2018;67 (2):629-636.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.09.007. PubMed PMID:29175038 .
  6. Verma, S, Mazer, CD, Al-Omran, M, Inzucchi, SE, Fitchett, D, Hehnke, U et al.. Cardiovascular Outcomes and Safety of Empagliflozin in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Peripheral Artery Disease: A Subanalysis of EMPA-REG OUTCOME. Circulation. 2018;137 (4):405-407. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032031. PubMed PMID:29133602 .
  7. Hussain, MA, Mamdani, M, Tu, JV, Saposnik, G, Salata, K, Bhatt, DL et al.. Association between operator specialty and outcomes after carotid artery revascularization. J. Vasc. Surg. 2018;67 (2):478-489.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.123. PubMed PMID:28823867 .
  8. Verma, A, Verma, S, Al-Omran, M, Rutka, JT. Editorial. To pace or not to pace: that is the question. J. Neurosurg. 2017; :1-4. doi: 10.3171/2017.1.JNS162923. PubMed PMID:28820307 .
  9. Hussain, MA, Al-Omran, M. Reply to Letter to the Editor "Carotid Endarterectomy Versus Stenting to Treat Carotid Stenosis: There is More to Than Meets the Eye". Ann. Surg. 2017; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002456. PubMed PMID:28742693 .
  10. Mantella, LE, Singh, KK, Sandhu, P, Kantores, C, Ramadan, A, Khyzha, N et al.. Fingerprint of long non-coding RNA regulated by cyclic mechanical stretch in human aortic smooth muscle cells: implications for hypertension. Mol. Cell. Biochem. 2017;435 (1-2):163-173. doi: 10.1007/s11010-017-3065-2. PubMed PMID:28526936 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Head, Division of Vascular Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Associate Member, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Department of Surgery, King Saud University