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. 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. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.123. PubMed PMID:28823867 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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 .
  4. 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; :. doi: 10.1007/s11010-017-3065-2. PubMed PMID:28526936 .
  5. Hussain, MA, Mamdani, M, Tu, JV, Saposnik, G, Aljabri, B, Bhatt, DL et al.. Long-term Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy Versus Stenting in a Multicenter Population-based Canadian Study. Ann. Surg. 2017; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002301. PubMed PMID:28498234 .
  6. Yau, JW, Singh, KK, Hou, Y, Lei, X, Ramadan, A, Quan, A et al.. Endothelial-specific deletion of autophagy-related 7 (ATG7) attenuates arterial thrombosis in mice. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2017;154 (3):978-988.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.02.058. PubMed PMID:28400112 .
  7. Singh, KK, Matkar, PN, Pan, Y, Quan, A, Gupta, V, Teoh, H et al.. Endothelial long non-coding RNAs regulated by oxidized LDL. Mol. Cell. Biochem. 2017;431 (1-2):139-149. doi: 10.1007/s11010-017-2984-2. PubMed PMID:28316063 .
  8. Ramadan, A, Al-Omran, M, Verma, S. The putative role of autophagy in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Atherosclerosis. 2017;257 :288-296. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.01.017. PubMed PMID:28139205 .
  9. El Morr, C, AlHamzah, M, Ng, P, Purewal, A, Al-Omran, M. Knowledge of peripheral arterial disease: Results of an intervention to measure and improve PAD knowledge in Toronto. Vascular. 2017;25 (5):479-487. doi: 10.1177/1708538116689355. PubMed PMID:28121280 .
  10. Khoushhal, Z, Hussain, MA, Greco, E, Mamdani, M, Verma, S, Rotstein, O et al.. Prevalence and Causes of Attrition Among Surgical Residents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Surg. 2017;152 (3):265-272. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4086. PubMed PMID:27973673 .
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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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