S. Morad Hameed, MD MPH FRCSC FACS

Head, Division of General Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine

Active Staff: Vancouver General Hospital

City: Vancouver
Hospital Authority: Vancouver Coastal Health

Address: Trauma Services  855 W 12th Ave Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9

Phone: 604.875.4559 c/o Administrative/Clinical Assistant: Sandra Santander
Fax: 604.875.5348

Email: morad.hameed@vch.ca

Special Interests

  • Trauma Surgery
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Public Health

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Morad Hameed is a trauma surgeon and intensivist at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and an Assistant 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 spent 3 years on the surgical faculty at the University of Calgary, before moving to Vancouver.

He is the Head of the UBC and VGH Division of General Surgery and is a Service Chief for Acute Care Surgery at VGH. He also chairs the Research Committee of the Trauma Association of Canada, and is the immediate past chair of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons Committee on Acute Care Surgery.

His research focuses on systems of trauma care and acute care surgery. Dr. Hameed’s research teams have received grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and other funding agencies for their work on disparities in injury risk and access to trauma systems in Canada.

The development of promising partnerships with trauma investigators at the University of Cape Town has recently extended this work to South Africa.

Recent Publications

  •  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. The Journal of Trauma. 2010;69(6):1323-33;discussion 1333-4.
  •   Hameed SM, Schuurman N, Razek T, et all. Access to trauma systems in Canada. The Journal of Trauma. 2010 Dec;69(6):1350-61;discussion 1361.
  •   Schuurman N, Hameed SM, Cinnamon J, Fawcett V, Nicol A, Matzopoulos R, et all. Collecting injury surveillance data in low and middle-income countries: The Cape Town Trauma Registry pilot. Global Public Health. 2010 1-16
  •   Simons RK Brasher P Taulu T Lakha N Molnar N Caron N Schuurman N Tegart C Evans DC Hameed SM, et all. A population-based analysis of injury-related deaths and access to truma care in rural-remote Northwest British Columbia. The Journal of Trauma. 2010;69(1):11-9
  •   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;53(2):119-125.
  •   Ball CG, Hameed SM, Brenneman FD. Acute care surgery: a new strategy for the general surgery patients left behind. Canadian Journal of Surgery 2010;53(2):84-5.
  •   Hameed SM, Brenneman F, Ball CG, et all. General surgery 2.0: The emergence of Acute Care Surgery in Canada. Canadian Journal of Surgery 2010;53(2):79-83. Datta I, Ball C, Rudmik L, Hameed SM, Kortbeek JB. Complications related to deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in trauma: a systematic review of the literature. Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010;4:1
  •   Bell NJ, Schuurman N, Hameed SM. A small-area population analysis of socioeconomic status and incidence of severe burn/fire-related injury in British Columbia, Canada. Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. 2009;35(8):1133-1141.
  •   Krajewski SA, Hameed SM, Smink DS, Rogers SO. Access to emergency operative care: a comparative study between the Canadian and American health care systems. Surgery. 2009;146(2):300-307.