Clinics & Inpatient Care Units

Vascular Surgery

The Division of Vascular Surgery treats blood vessel and lymphatic system conditions (except for the heart). Our area of care includes:

  • cerebrovascular disease
  • thoracic and abdominal aortic occlusive and aneurysmal disease
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • hemodialysis access
  • vascular trauma
  • venous
  • lymphatic disease

We specialize in thoracic outlet syndrome, hemodialysis access, wound care with limb salvage, carotid body tumor and advanced aortic aneurysmal endovascular therapies. We have a very active endovascular program in combination with our interventional radiology colleagues.

We direct a large-volume non-invasive diagnostic vascular laboratory on site at St. Michael's Hospital. The vascular laboratory is fully accredited by the Inter-societal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. As well as providing valuable high-quality diagnostic services, the non-invasive diagnostic blood flow laboratory provides an excellent training environment for students at the Michener Institute as well as for the training of vascular surgery trainees in diagnostic theory and technique.

St. Michael’s Hospital Division of Vascular surgery plays a key role in training residents and fellows in vascular surgery. The Vascular Surgery Residency Program is accredited through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We also have many international fellows who train with us.

In addition to the clinical services we provide, we also have a wide range of research and education endeavors. We have students completing master’s and PhD programs as well as many undergraduate research students and postdoctoral fellows playing an active role in our research projects. These include health services research, economic evaluation, knowledge translation, vascular biology basic and translational research, undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum development, and quality initiatives for vascular surgery patients.

Vascular surgeons

Dr. Mohammed Al-Omran, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Clinical interest: Vascular thoracic outlet syndrome, carotid body tumor, carotid surgery, open and endovascular intervention for peripheral arterial disease, open and endovascular aneurysm repair
Research interest: Atherosclerosis bench to bedside with special interest in peripheral arterial disease, health services research, knowledge translation. Read more

Appointments

Head, Division of Vascular Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto
Full Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

Education

1994 MD, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;
2001 M.Sc. (Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research), University of Toronto;
2003 Canadian Board of General Surgery, University of Toronto;
2005 Canadian Board of Vascular Surgery, University of Toronto

Affiliations

Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital
Professor, Department of Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Lead, Foot Care and Prevention of Amputations Goal Group, Diabetes Action Canada

Selected Research

Contact

Phone: 416-864-6047
Fax: 416-864-6012
E-mail: AlOmranM@smh.ca

Assistant

Shannon Ajodha
ajodhas@smh.ca

Dr. Mohammed Al-Omran photo

Dr. Charles de Mestral, MDCM, PhD, FRCSC, RPVI

Clinical interest: aortic aneurysms, carotid disease, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins, vascular trauma
Research interest: Health services research and economic evaluation Read more

Appointments

Vascular Surgeon, St. Michael’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor (status), Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Education

2004-2008 MDCM, McGill University
2010-2013, PhD, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
2008-2015 General Surgery, University of Toronto (Royal College Certified)
2015-2017 Vascular Surgery, University of Toronto (Royal College Certified)

Contact

Phone: 416-864-5459
Fax: 416-864-6012
E-mail: deMestralCh@smh.ca

Administrative assistant

Kenisha Richards
richardske@smh.ca

Administrative assistant

Shannon Ajodha
ajodhas@smh.ca

Dr. Charles de Mestral

Dr. Elisa Greco, BSc, MBChB, MD, FRCS

Clinical interest: Renal access, wound care and limb salvage, open and endovascular intervention for peripheral arterial disease, carotid surgery, open and endovascular aneurysm repair
Research interest:Vascular enhanced recovery, research in teaching and education, skills development, wound management in diabetic foot ulcers Read more

Appointments

Division of Vascular Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Education

1999-2002 BSs, Biology, York University
2002-2006 MD, University of Ottawa;
2008-2009 MEd Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning, University of Toronto;
2008-2010 Wilson Centre Fellow, UHN, University of Toronto;
2006-2012 General Surgery, University of Toronto (Royal College Certified);
2012-2014 Vascular Surgery, University of Toronto (Royal College Certified)

Contact

Phone: 416-864-5236
Fax: 416-864-6012
Email: grecoe@smh.ca

Clinical assistant

Clarizel Rafanan
rafananc@smh.ca

Administrative assistant

Shannon Ajodha
ajodhas@smh.ca

Dr. Elisa Greco

Dr. Mohammad Qadura MD, PhD, FRCSC

Clinical interest: Open and endovascular intervention for peripheral arterial disease, Carotid surgery, open and endovascular aneurysm repair.
Research interest: Biomarker discovery and translational research in the field of peripheral arterial disease. Read more

Appointments

Division of Vascular Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Education

2001-2005 BSs, Biochemistry, University of Ottawa
2005-2008 PhD, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Queen’s University
2008-2011 MD, McMaster University
2011-2016 Vascular Surgery McMaster University (Royal College Certified)

Contact

Phone: 416-864-5154
Fax: 416-864-6012
E-mail: qaduram@smh.ca

Clinical assistant

Clarizel Rafanan
rafananc@smh.ca

Administrative assistant

Shannon Ajodha
ajodhas@smh.ca

Dr. Mohammad Qadura

Dr. Mark Wheatcroft, BSc (Hons), MBChB, MD, FRCS

Clinical interest: All aspects of vascular surgery but specializing in carotid surgery and complex aortic repairs, both open and advanced endovascular.
Research interest: Surgical skills teaching, multimedia education strategies, Program Director of International Fellowship. Read more

Appointments

Vascular Surgeon, St. Michael's Hospital
Assisstant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Education

1996 Bsc Honours Edinburgh University
1999 MBChB Edinburgh University
2010 MD (Doctorate) Sheffield University
2010 FRCS (Edinburgh)

Affiliations

Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Selected research

Contact

Phone: 416-864-5212
Fax: 416-864-6012
E-mail: WheatcroftM@smh.ca

Administrative assistant

Kenisha Richards
richardske@smh.ca

Administrative assistant

Shannon Ajodha
ajodhas@smh.ca

Dr. Mark Wheatcroft

Contact us

8th floor Donnelly Wing South
St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond St.
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1W8

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