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. Ramsay, L, Richardson, M, Sander, B, Rahal, M, Wu, D, Setterfield, M et al.. Predicting surgery waiting list volumes and health outcomes among people with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Br J Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znab074. PubMed PMID:33748853 .
  2. Jacob-Brassard, J, Al-Omran, M, Salata, K, Hussain, MA, Kayssi, A, Roche-Nagle, G et al.. A survey of Canadian surgeons on the indications for home care nursing following vascular surgery. Can J Surg. 2021;64 (2):E149-E154. doi: 10.1503/cjs.001220. PubMed PMID:33666391 PubMed Central PMC8064247.
  3. Leung, S, Al-Omran, M, Greco, E, Qadura, M, Wheatcroft, M, Mamdani, M et al.. Monitoring the evolving impact of COVID-19 on institutional surgical services: imperative for quality improvement platforms. Br J Surg. 2021;108 (1):e7-e8. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znaa016. PubMed PMID:33640919 PubMed Central PMC7799285.
  4. Terenzi, DC, Bakbak, E, Trac, JZ, Al-Omran, M, Quan, A, Teoh, H et al.. Isolation and characterization of circulating pro-vascular progenitor cell subsets from human whole blood samples. STAR Protoc. 2021;2 (1):100311. doi: 10.1016/j.xpro.2021.100311. PubMed PMID:33554145 PubMed Central PMC7856468.
  5. Luu, AZ, Luu, VZ, Chowdhury, B, Kosmopoulos, A, Pan, Y, Al-Omran, M et al.. Loss of endothelial cell-specific autophagy-related protein 7 exacerbates doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. Biochem Biophys Rep. 2021;25 :100926. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2021.100926. PubMed PMID:33553688 PubMed Central PMC7851775.
  6. Altoijry, A, Lindsay, TF, Johnston, KW, Mamdani, M, Al-Omran, M. Vascular injury-related in-hospital mortality in Ontario between 1991 and 2009. J Int Med Res. 2021;49 (1):300060520987728. doi: 10.1177/0300060520987728. PubMed PMID:33512260 PubMed Central PMC7871087.
  7. Peterson, MD, Garg, V, Mazer, CD, Chu, MWA, Bozinovski, J, Dagenais, F et al.. A randomized trial comparing axillary versus innominate artery cannulation for aortic arch surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.10.152. PubMed PMID:33431219 .
  8. Hess, DA, Trac, JZ, Glazer, SA, Terenzi, DC, Quan, A, Teoh, H et al.. Vascular Risk Reduction in Obesity through Reduced Granulocyte Burden and Improved Angiogenic Monocyte Content following Bariatric Surgery. Cell Rep Med. 2020;1 (2):100018. doi: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2020.100018. PubMed PMID:33205058 PubMed Central PMC7659601.
  9. Khan, H, Gallant, RC, Zamzam, A, Jain, S, Afxentiou, S, Syed, M et al.. Personalization of Aspirin Therapy Ex Vivo in Patients with Atherosclerosis Using Light Transmission Aggregometry. Diagnostics (Basel). 2020;10 (11):. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics10110871. PubMed PMID:33114560 PubMed Central PMC7693608.
  10. de Mestral, C, Hussain, MA, Austin, PC, Forbes, TL, Sivaswamy, A, Kayssi, A et al.. Regional health care services and rates of lower extremity amputation related to diabetes and peripheral artery disease: an ecological study. CMAJ Open. ;8 (4):E659-E666. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20200048. PubMed PMID:33109531 PubMed Central PMC7595755.
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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