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. Salata, K, Hussain, MA, Mestral, C, Greco, E, Mamdani, M, Tu, JV et al.. The impact of randomized trial results on abdominal aortic aneurysm repair rates from 2003 to 2016: A population-based time-series analysis. Vascular. 2019; :1708538119829582. doi: 10.1177/1708538119829582. PubMed PMID:30907272 .
  2. AlHamzah, M, Eikelboom, R, Hussain, MA, Syed, MH, Salata, K, Wheatcroft, M et al.. Knowledge gap of peripheral artery disease starts in medical school. J. Vasc. Surg. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.12.042. PubMed PMID:30852036 .
  3. Terenzi, DC, Al-Omran, M, Quan, A, Teoh, H, Verma, S, Hess, DA et al.. Circulating Pro-Vascular Progenitor Cell Depletion During Type 2 Diabetes: Translational Insights Into the Prevention of Ischemic Complications in Diabetes. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2019;4 (1):98-112. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2018.10.005. PubMed PMID:30847424 PubMed Central PMC6390504.
  4. Li, B, Salata, K, de Mestral, C, Hussain, MA, Aljabri, BA, Lindsay, TF et al.. Perceptions of Canadian Vascular Surgeons Toward Pharmacologic Risk Reduction in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease: 2018 Update. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2018.11.034. PubMed PMID:30771465 .
  5. Salata, K, Hussain, MA, de Mestral, C, Greco, E, Mamdani, M, Forbes, TL et al.. Prevalence of Elective and Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repairs by Age and Sex From 2003 to 2016 in Ontario, Canada. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1 (7):e185418. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.5418. PubMed PMID:30646400 PubMed Central PMC6324588.
  6. Luu, AZ, Chowdhury, B, Al-Omran, M, Teoh, H, Hess, DA, Verma, S et al.. Role of Endothelium in Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiomyopathy. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2018;3 (6):861-870. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2018.06.005. PubMed PMID:30623145 PubMed Central PMC6314956.
  7. Hussain, MA, Al-Omran, M, Salata, K, Sivaswamy, A, Verma, S, Forbes, TL et al.. A call for integrated foot care and amputation prevention pathways for patients with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease across Canada. Can J Public Health. 2019;110 (2):253-255. doi: 10.17269/s41997-018-0166-y. PubMed PMID:30617989 .
  8. Hussain, MA, Wheatcroft, M, Nault, P, Lindsay, TF, Bhatt, DL, Anand, SS et al.. COMPASS for Vascular Surgeons: Practical Considerations. Curr. Opin. Cardiol. 2019;34 (2):178-184. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000597. PubMed PMID:30543542 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 PubMed Central PMC6404894.
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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