Mohammed Al-Omran




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 a Full 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. Jacob-Brassard, J, Al-Omran, M, Stukel, TA, Mamdani, M, Lee, DS, De Mestral, C et al.. Validation of Diagnosis and Procedure Codes for Revascularization for Peripheral Artery Disease in Ontario Administrative Databases. Clin Invest Med. 2021;44 (2):E36-43. doi: 10.25011/cim.v44i2.36354. PubMed PMID:34152705 .
  2. Hussain, MA, AlHamzah, M, Al-Omran, M. A technical guide to supraclavicular thoracic outlet decompression. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2021;7 (2):247-248. doi: 10.1016/j.jvscit.2021.02.003. PubMed PMID:33997564 PubMed Central PMC8095084.
  3. Ramsay, L, Richardson, M, Sander, B, Rahal, M, Wu, D, Setterfield, M et al.. Predicting surgery waiting list volumes and health outcomes among people with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Br J Surg. 2021;108 (6):e221-e223. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znab074. PubMed PMID:33748853 .
  4. Jacob-Brassard, J, Al-Omran, M, Salata, K, Hussain, MA, Kayssi, A, Roche-Nagle, G et al.. A survey of Canadian surgeons on the indications for home care nursing following vascular surgery. Can J Surg. 2021;64 (2):E149-E154. doi: 10.1503/cjs.001220. PubMed PMID:33666391 PubMed Central PMC8064247.
  5. Leung, S, Al-Omran, M, Greco, E, Qadura, M, Wheatcroft, M, Mamdani, M et al.. Monitoring the evolving impact of COVID-19 on institutional surgical services: imperative for quality improvement platforms. Br J Surg. 2021;108 (1):e7-e8. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znaa016. PubMed PMID:33640919 PubMed Central PMC7799285.
  6. Terenzi, DC, Bakbak, E, Trac, JZ, Al-Omran, M, Quan, A, Teoh, H et al.. Isolation and characterization of circulating pro-vascular progenitor cell subsets from human whole blood samples. STAR Protoc. 2021;2 (1):100311. doi: 10.1016/j.xpro.2021.100311. PubMed PMID:33554145 PubMed Central PMC7856468.
  7. Luu, AZ, Luu, VZ, Chowdhury, B, Kosmopoulos, A, Pan, Y, Al-Omran, M et al.. Loss of endothelial cell-specific autophagy-related protein 7 exacerbates doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. Biochem Biophys Rep. 2021;25 :100926. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2021.100926. PubMed PMID:33553688 PubMed Central PMC7851775.
  8. Altoijry, A, Lindsay, TF, Johnston, KW, Mamdani, M, Al-Omran, M. Vascular injury-related in-hospital mortality in Ontario between 1991 and 2009. J Int Med Res. 2021;49 (1):300060520987728. doi: 10.1177/0300060520987728. PubMed PMID:33512260 PubMed Central PMC7871087.
  9. Peterson, MD, Garg, V, Mazer, CD, Chu, MWA, Bozinovski, J, Dagenais, F et al.. A randomized trial comparing axillary versus innominate artery cannulation for aortic arch surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.10.152. PubMed PMID:33431219 .
  10. Hess, DA, Trac, JZ, Glazer, SA, Terenzi, DC, Quan, A, Teoh, H et al.. Vascular Risk Reduction in Obesity through Reduced Granulocyte Burden and Improved Angiogenic Monocyte Content following Bariatric Surgery. Cell Rep Med. 2020;1 (2):100018. doi: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2020.100018. PubMed PMID:33205058 PubMed Central PMC7659601.
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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