Mohammed Al-Omran




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 a Full 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. Li, B, Feridooni, T, Cuen-Ojeda, C, Kishibe, T, de Mestral, C, Mamdani, M et al.. Machine learning in vascular surgery: a systematic review and critical appraisal. NPJ Digit Med. 2022;5 (1):7. doi: 10.1038/s41746-021-00552-y. PubMed PMID:35046493 .
  2. de Mestral, C, Gomez, D, Wilton, AS, Lee, DS, Albalawi, Z, Austin, PC et al.. A Population-Based Analysis of Diabetes-Related Care Measures, Foot Complications, and Amputation During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario, Canada. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5 (1):e2142354. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.42354. PubMed PMID:34985514 PubMed Central PMC8733837.
  3. Syed, MH, Al-Omran, M, Jacob-Brassard, J, Ray, JG, Hussain, MA, Mamdani, M et al.. ICD-10 Diagnostic Coding for Identifying Hospitalizations Related to a Diabetic Foot Ulcer. Clin Invest Med. 2021;44 (4):E11-16. doi: 10.25011/cim.v44i4.37592. PubMed PMID:34978770 .
  4. Erman, A, Ramsay, LC, Sander, B, Haj-Ali, W, Wu, D, Setterfield, M et al.. Impact of COVID-19 on scheduled lower extremity revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia. Br J Surg. 2021;109 (1):e5-e7. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znab404. PubMed PMID:34878108 .
  5. Khan, H, Zamzam, A, Gallant, RC, Syed, MH, Rand, ML, Ni, H et al.. Aspirin nonsensitivity in patients with vascular disease: Assessment by light transmission aggregometry (aspirin nonsensitivity in vascular patients). Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2021;5 (8):e12618. doi: 10.1002/rth2.12618. PubMed PMID:34816074 PubMed Central PMC8595963.
  6. Li, B, Jacob-Brassard, J, Dossa, F, Salata, K, Kishibe, T, Greco, E et al.. Gender differences in faculty rank among academic physicians: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2021;11 (11):e050322. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050322. PubMed PMID:34728447 PubMed Central PMC8565568.
  7. Leung, SN, Al-Omran, M, Greco, E, Hughes, B, Qadura, M, Wheatcroft, M et al.. Harnessing the full potential of hospital-based data to support surgical quality improvement. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10 (4):. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2020-001178. PubMed PMID:34697037 PubMed Central PMC8547498.
  8. Kosmopoulos, A, Bhatt, DL, Meglis, G, Verma, R, Pan, Y, Quan, A et al.. A randomized trial of icosapent ethyl in ambulatory patients with COVID-19. iScience. 2021;24 (9):103040. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.103040. PubMed PMID:34462732 PubMed Central PMC8388138.
  9. AlHamzah, M, Hussain, MA, Greco, E, Zamzam, A, Jacob-Brassard, J, Wheatcroft, M et al.. Trends in operative case volumes of Canadian vascular surgery trainees. J Vasc Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2021.07.230. PubMed PMID:34461218 .
  10. Khan, H, Jain, S, Gallant, RC, Syed, MH, Zamzam, A, Al-Omran, M et al.. Plateletworks® as a Point-of-Care Test for ASA Non-Sensitivity. J Pers Med. 2021;11 (8):. doi: 10.3390/jpm11080813. PubMed PMID:34442457 PubMed Central PMC8398990.
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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