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, de Mestral, C, Greco, E, Aljabri, BA, Sabongui, S et al.. Trends in elective and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair by practice setting in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2016: a population-based time-series analysis. CMAJ Open. ;7 (2):E379-E384. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180173. PubMed PMID:31147379 .
  2. Li, B, Khan, S, Salata, K, Hussain, MA, de Mestral, C, Greco, E et al.. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the long-term outcomes of endovascular versus open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. J. Vasc. Surg. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.01.076. PubMed PMID:31147117 .
  3. de Mestral, C, Kayssi, A, Al-Omran, M, Salata, K, Hussain, MA, Roche-Nagle, G et al.. Home care nursing after elective vascular surgery: an opportunity to reduce emergency department visits and hospital readmission. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2018-009161. PubMed PMID:31127067 .
  4. Jacob-Brassard, J, Salata, K, Kayssi, A, Hussain, MA, Forbes, TL, Al-Omran, M et al.. A systematic review of nonoperative management in blunt thoracic aortic injury. J. Vasc. Surg. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.02.023. PubMed PMID:31126762 .
  5. Khan, S, Li, B, Salata, K, Aljabri, BA, Hussain, MA, Khan, M et al.. The Current Status of Lithoplasty in Vascular Calcifications: A Systematic Review. Surg Innov. 2019; :1553350619848557. doi: 10.1177/1553350619848557. PubMed PMID:31074330 .
  6. Terenzi, DC, Trac, JZ, Teoh, H, Gerstein, HC, Bhatt, DL, Al-Omran, M et al.. Vascular Regenerative Cell Exhaustion in Diabetes: Translational Opportunities to Mitigate Cardiometabolic Risk. Trends Mol Med. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2019.03.006. PubMed PMID:31053416 .
  7. 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 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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 .
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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