Mohammed Al-Omran

MD, FRCSC, MSc

Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science

Biography

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. Rocha, RV, Friedrich, JO, Elbatarny, M, Yanagawa, B, Al-Omran, M, Forbes, TL et al.. A systematic review and meta-analysis of early outcomes after endovascular versus open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. J. Vasc. Surg. 2018;68 (6):1936-1945.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.08.147. PubMed PMID:30470373 .
  2. Salata, K, Syed, M, Hussain, MA, de Mestral, C, Greco, E, Mamdani, M et al.. Statins Reduce Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Growth, Rupture, and Perioperative Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7 (19):e008657. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.008657. PubMed PMID:30371297 .
  3. Hussain, MA, Saposnik, G, Raju, S, Salata, K, Mamdani, M, Tu, JV et al.. Association Between Statin Use and Cardiovascular Events After Carotid Artery Revascularization. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7 (16):e009745. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.009745. PubMed PMID:30369318 PubMed Central PMC6201401.
  4. Salata, K, Hussain, MA, De Mestral, C, Greco, E, Mamdani, M, Tu, JV et al.. Validation of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair codes in Ontario administrative data. Clin Invest Med. 2018;41 (3):E148-E155. doi: 10.25011/cim.v41i3.30858. PubMed PMID:30315751 .
  5. Syed, MH, Hussain, MA, Khoshhal, Z, Salata, K, Altuwaijri, B, Hughes, B et al.. Thirty-day hospital readmission and emergency department visits after vascular surgery: a Canadian prospective cohort study. Can J Surg. 2018;61 (4):257-263. . PubMed PMID:30067184 PubMed Central PMC6066379.
  6. Sherman, SE, Bell, GI, Teoh, H, Al-Omran, M, Connelly, KA, Bhatt, DL et al.. Canagliflozin Improves the Recovery of Blood Flow in an Experimental Model of Severe Limb Ischemia. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2018;3 (2):327-329. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2018.01.010. PubMed PMID:30062217 PubMed Central PMC6059819.
  7. Luu, VZ, Chowdhury, B, Al-Omran, M, Hess, DA, Verma, S. Role of endothelial primary cilia as fluid mechanosensors on vascular health. Atherosclerosis. 2018;275 :196-204. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.06.818. PubMed PMID:29945035 .
  8. Musselman, RP, Bennett, S, Li, W, Mamdani, M, Gomes, T, van Walraven, C et al.. Association between perioperative beta blocker use and cancer survival following surgical resection. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2018;44 (8):1164-1169. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2018.05.012. PubMed PMID:29858097 .
  9. Syed, MH, Hussain, MA, Khoshhal, Z, Salata, K, Altuwaijri, B, Hughes, B et al.. Thirty-day hospital readmission and emergency department visits after vascular surgery: a Canadian prospective cohort study. Can J Surg. 2018;61 (4):12417. doi: 10.1503/cjs.012417. PubMed PMID:29806807 .
  10. Hussain, MA, Al-Omran, M, Creager, MA, Anand, SS, Verma, S, Bhatt, DL et al.. Antithrombotic Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease: Recent Advances. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2018;71 (21):2450-2467. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.03.483. PubMed PMID:29793635 .
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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
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