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. Rocha, RV, Lindsay, TF, Austin, PC, Al-Omran, M, Forbes, TL, Lee, DS et al.. Outcomes after endovascular versus open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: A population-based study. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.09.148. PubMed PMID:31780062 .
  2. Rocha, RV, Lindsay, TF, Friedrich, JO, Shan, S, Sinha, S, Yanagawa, B et al.. Systematic review of contemporary outcomes of endovascular and open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J. Vasc. Surg. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.06.216. PubMed PMID:31690525 .
  3. de Mestral, C, Hsu, AT, Talarico, R, Lee, DS, Hussain, MA, Salata, K et al.. End-of-life care following leg amputation in patients with peripheral artery disease or diabetes. Br J Surg. 2019; :. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11367. PubMed PMID:31609482 .
  4. Hussain, MA, Al-Omran, M, Salata, K, Sivaswamy, A, Forbes, TL, Sattar, N et al.. Population-based secular trends in lower-extremity amputation for diabetes and peripheral artery disease. CMAJ. 2019;191 (35):E955-E961. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.190134. PubMed PMID:31481423 PubMed Central PMC6721859.
  5. Hess, DA, Terenzi, DC, Trac, JZ, Quan, A, Mason, T, Al-Omran, M et al.. SGLT2 Inhibition with Empagliflozin Increases Circulating Provascular Progenitor Cells in People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Cell Metab. 2019;30 (4):609-613. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2019.08.015. PubMed PMID:31477497 .
  6. Verma, S, Mazer, CD, Yan, AT, Mason, T, Garg, V, Teoh, H et al.. Effect of Empagliflozin on Left Ventricular Mass in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Coronary Artery Disease: The EMPA-HEART CardioLink-6 Randomized Clinical Trial. Circulation. 2019;140 (21):1693-1702. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.042375. PubMed PMID:31434508 .
  7. Salata, K, Hussain, MA, de Mestral, C, Greco, E, Aljabri, BA, Mamdani, M et al.. Comparison of Outcomes in Elective Endovascular Aortic Repair vs Open Surgical Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2 (7):e196578. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.6578. PubMed PMID:31290986 PubMed Central PMC6624804.
  8. Rocha, RV, Al-Omran, M, Hussain, MA, Lee, DS, Forbes, TL, Lindsay, TF et al.. Validation of endovascular and open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair in Ontario health administrative databases. Clin Invest Med. 2019;42 (2):E19-25. doi: 10.25011/cim.v42i2.32812. PubMed PMID:31228962 .
  9. 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 PubMed Central PMC6544505.
  10. 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;70 (3):954-969.e30. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.01.076. PubMed PMID:31147117 .
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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