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. Verma, S, Mazer, CD, Al-Omran, M, Inzucchi, SE, Fitchett, D, Hehnke, U et al.. Cardiovascular Outcomes and Safety of Empagliflozin in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Peripheral Artery Disease: A Subanalysis of EMPA-REG OUTCOME. Circulation. 2017; :. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032031. PubMed PMID:29133602 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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 .
  4. 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 .
  5. 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 .
  6. 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 .
  7. 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 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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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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