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. 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.
  2. 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. Jacob-Brassard, J, Al-Omran, M, Haas, B, Nathens, AB, Gomez, D, Dueck, AD et al.. A multicenter retrospective cohort study of blunt traumatic injury to the common or internal carotid arteries. Injury. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.07.035. PubMed PMID:34376278 .
  5. Alsuwailem, B, Zamzam, A, Syed, MH, Greco, E, Wheatcroft, M, de Mestral, C et al.. Elevated plasma levels of NT-proBNP in ambulatory patients with peripheral arterial disease. PLoS One. 2021;16 (7):e0253792. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0253792. PubMed PMID:34288948 PubMed Central PMC8294530.
  6. Jacob-Brassard, J, Al-Omran, M, Hussain, MA, Mamdani, M, Stukel, TA, Lee, DS et al.. Temporal Trends in Hospitalization for Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease in Ontario: The Importance of Diabetes. Can J Cardiol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2021.07.004. PubMed PMID:34273474 .
  7. Bakbak, E, Terenzi, DC, Trac, JZ, Teoh, H, Quan, A, Glazer, SA et al.. Lessons from bariatric surgery: Can increased GLP-1 enhance vascular repair during cardiometabolic-based chronic disease?. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s11154-021-09669-7. PubMed PMID:34228302 .
  8. Jacob-Brassard, J, Al-Omran, M, Stukel, TA, Mamdani, M, Lee, DS, De Mestral, C et al.. Validation of Diagnosis and Procedure Codes for Revascularization for Peripheral Artery Disease in Ontario Administrative Databases. Clin Invest Med. 2021;44 (2):E36-43. doi: 10.25011/cim.v44i2.36354. PubMed PMID:34152705 .
  9. Hussain, MA, AlHamzah, M, Al-Omran, M. A technical guide to supraclavicular thoracic outlet decompression. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2021;7 (2):247-248. doi: 10.1016/j.jvscit.2021.02.003. PubMed PMID:33997564 PubMed Central PMC8095084.
  10. 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;108 (6):e221-e223. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znab074. PubMed PMID:33748853 .
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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