Chief of the Divisions of General Surgery, Vancouver Acute and UBC

Dr Morad Hameed

Morad Hameed is a trauma surgeon and intensivist at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

He completed medical school and surgical residency at the University of Alberta, graduate studies in public health at Harvard University, and fellowships in Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Miami. He was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Calgary before moving to Vancouver.

He, currently, serves as the Chief of the Divisions of General Surgery, Vancouver Acute and University of British Columbia.  He is past President of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons.  His clinical and research interests are in trauma and acute care surgery, with a focus on trauma systems, social determinants of health and health information technology.

Gamme G, Hameed SM, Ball CG: Where does our journal fit? Trends in trauma surgery: Analysis of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma program 1939 to 2012. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jul;77(1):184-5

Mador BD, Panton ON, Hameed SM: Early versus delayed Cholecystectomy following endoscopic sphincterotomy for mild Biliary pancreatitis. Surg Endosc. 2014 Jun 25

Henteleff HJ, Parry NG, Burlew CC, Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group: What is the comparative efficacy of negative-pressure wound therapy vs alternate temporary abdominal closure techniques in open abdominal wounds? J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jun;218(6):1251-3

Nicol A, Knowlton LM, Schuurman N, Matzopoulos R, Zargaran E, Cinnamon J, Fawcett V, Taulu T, Hameed SM: Trauma Surveillance in Cape Town, South Africa: An Analysis of 9236 Consecutive Trauma Center Admissions. JAMA Surg. 2014 Apr 30.

Dixon E, Buie WD, Heise CP, Members of the Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group: What is the preferred surgery for perforated left-sided diverticulitis? J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Mar;218(3):495-7.

Walker BB, Schuurman N, Hameed SM: A GIS-based spatiotemporal analysis of violent trauma hotspots in Vancouver, Canada: identification, contextualization and intervention. BMJ Open. 2014 Feb 20;4(2):e003642.

Zargaran E, Schuurman N, Nicol N, Matzopoulos R, Cinnamon J, Taulu T, Ricker B, Garbutt, Brown DR, Navsaria P, Hameed SM; The electronic trauma health record: design and usability of a novel tablet-based tool for trauma care and injury surveillance in low resource settings. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jan;218(1):41-50.

Mastracci TM, Greenberg CC, Kortbeek JB, Members of the Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group: What are the effects of introducing the WHO “surgical safety checklist” on in-hospital mortality? J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Dec;217(6):1151-3.

Brown DR, Heidary B, Bell N, Appleton L, Simons RK, Evans DC, Hameed SM, Taunton J, Khwaja K, O’Connor M, Garraway N, Hennecke P, Kuipers D, Taulu T, Quinn L; Creating a gold medal Olympic and Paralympics health care team: a satisfaction survey of the mobile medical unit/polyclinic team training for the Vancouver 2010 winter games. BMC Res Notes. 2013 Nov 13;6:462.

Johner AM, Merchant S, Aslani N, Planting A, Ball CG, Widder S, Pagliarello G, Parry NG, Klassen D, Hameed SM; Acute general surgery in Canada: a survey of current handover practices. Can J Surg. 2013 Jun;56(3):E24-8.

Latosinsky S, George R, Cody HS 3rd, Members of the Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group: Does screening for breast cancer with five screening modalities in average-risk women reduce mortality from breast cancer? J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jun;216(6):1214-7.

Kao LS, Boone D, Mason RJ, Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group: Antibiotics vs appendectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Mar;216(3):501-5.

Slobogean GP, MacPherson CA, Sun T, Pelletier ME, Hameed SM. Surgical fixation vs non-operative management of flail chest: A meta-analysis; J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Feb;216(2):302-11.

Merchant SJ, Hameed SM, Melck AL. Pregnancy among residents enrolled in general surgery: A nationwide survey of attitudes and experiences; Am J Surg. 2012.

Henteleff HJ, Hunt KK, Quan ML, Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group: Comparative effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging in breast cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Dec;215(6):894-6.

Brasel KJ, Mahvi DM, Mack LA, Temple WJ, Members of the Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group: Assessing synoptic reports for pancreatic resection. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Nov;215(5):737-9.

Kirkpatrick AW, Holcomb JB, Stephens MH, Gruen R, Members of the Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group: Tranexamic acid effects in the trauma patients with significant hemorrhage. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Sep;215(3):438-40.

Brown CJ, Gallinger S, Church J, Members of the Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group: Long-term effects of aspirin on colorectal cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jun;214(6):1023-6.

Amram O, Schuurman N, Hedley N, Hameed SM; A web-based model to support patient-to-hospital allocation in mass casualty incidents. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 May;72(5):1323-8.

Stelfox HT, Straus SE, Nathens A, Gruen RL, Hameed SM, Kirkpatrick A; Trauma Center Quality Improvement Programs in the United States, Canada, and Australasia. Ann Surg. 2012 May 10. Epub ahead of print.

Bell N, Simons RK, Hameed SM, Schuurman N; Does direct transport to provincial l burn centers improve outcomes? A spatial epidemiology of severe burn injury in British Columbia (2001 – 2006); Can J Surg in press.

Heidary B, Ngai JT, Bell NJ, Simons RK, Chipperfield K, Hameed SM; Temporal trends in the treatment of severe traumatic hemorrhage. Am J Surg. 2012 May;203(5):568-73.

Chaudhury PK, Angelos P, Pasieka JL, Members of the Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Dec;213(6):806-8.

Bell N, Simons RK, Lakha N, Hameed SM; Are we failing our rural communities? Motor vehicle injury in British Columbia, Canada, 2001-2007; Injury. 2011 Aug 10.

Cinnamon J, Schuurman N, Hameed SM; Pedestrian injury and human behavior; observing road-rule violations at high-incident intersections; PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e21063 Epub 2011 Jun 15.

Mastracci TM, Carli F, Finley RJ, Muccio S, Warner DO, Members of the Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group: Effect of preoperative smoking cessation interventions on postoperative complications. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):1094-6.

Bell N, Schuurman N, Hameed SM, Caron N; Are we homogenizing risk factors for public health surveillance? Variability in severe injuries on First Nations reserves in British Columbia, 2011-5; Inj Prev. 2011 Mar 24.


Amram O, Schuurman N, Hameed SM; Mass casualty modeling: a spatial tool to support triage decision making; International Journal of Health Geographics 2011, 10:40

Schuurman N, Cinnamon J, Matzopoulos R, Fawcett V, Nicol A, Hameed SM: Collecting injury surveillance data in low-and middle-income countries: the Cape Town Trauma Registrey pilot. Glob Public Health. 2011;6(8):874-89.

Ball CG, Navasaria P, Kirkpatrick AW, Vercler C, Dixon E, Zink J, Laupland KB, Salomone JP, Dente CJ, Wyezykowski AD, Hameed SM, Widder S, Inaba K, Ball, JE, et all; The impact of country and culture on end-of-life care for injured patients: results from an international survey; Journal of Trauma. 2010 Dec;69(6):1323-33; discussion 1333-4.

Wood, L, Buczkowski A, Panton OM, Sidhu RS, Hameed SM; Effects of implementation of an urgent surgical care service on subspecialty general surgery training; Canadian Journal of Surgery 2010 Apr;53(2):119-25.

Ball CG, Hameed SM, Brenneman FD; Acute care surgery: a new strategy for the general surgery patients left behind; Canadian Journal of Surgery 2010 Apr;53(2):84-5.

Data I, Ball C, Rudmik L, Hameed SM, Kort beek J; Complications related to deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in trauma: a systematic review of the literature; Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010, Jan 6;4:1

Hameed SM, Schuurman N, Razek T; Access to trauma systems in Canada: Journal of Trauma 2010 Dec;69(6):1350-61;discussion 1361.

McMullin NR, Wade CE, Holcomb JB, Nielsen TG, Rossaint R, Riou B, Rzoli SB, Kluger Y, Choong PI, Warren B, Tortella BJ, Boffard KD, NovoSeven Trauma Study Group. Prolonged prothrombin time after recombinant activated factor VII therapy in critically bleeding trauma patients is associated with adverse outcomes. J Trauma. 2010 Jul;69(1):60-9.

Ball CG, Hameed SM, Brenneman FD: Acute care surgery: a new strategy for the general surgery patients left behind. Can J Surg. 2010 Apr;53(2):84-5.

Hameed SM, Brenneman F, Ball CG; General surgery 2.0: The emergence of Acute Care Surgery in Canada; Canadian Journal of Surgery 2010 Apr;53(2):79-83.

Hameed SM, Bell N, Schuurman N; Analyzing the effects of place on injury: Does the choice of geographic scale and zone matter? Open Med. 2010;4(40):e171-80.

Mountain SA Griesdale D Dhingra V Chittock DR Hameed SM; Development and implementation of a computerized documentation system in an adult ICU; (Submitted for publication).

Mountain SA Hameed SM Ayas N Norena M Chittock D Wong H Dodek P; The Effect of Ambient Workload in the Intensive Care Unit in Mortality and Time to Discharge Alive from ICU; Healthcare Quarterly 2009; 12 Spec No Patient:8-14

Krajewski SA, Hameed SM, Smink DS, Rogers SO Jr; Access to emergency operative care: a comparative study between the Canadian and American health care systems; Surgery. 2009 Aug;146(2):300-7. Epub 2009 Jun 26.

Schuurman, N., Cinnamon, J., Crooks, V.A and Hameed, SM. Pedestrian Injury and the Built Environment: an environmental scan of hotspots. BMC Public Health 2009:233.