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Department of Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Ahmed Kayssi

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room H4 32
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6948
Fax: 416-840-4243


  • BScH, 2003, engineering chemistry, Queen’s University, Canada
  • BA, 2003, business German, Queen’s University
  • MSc, 2005, physiology, Queen’s University
  • MD, 2009, Queen’s University
  • MPH, 2013, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, U.S.
  • FRCSC, 2014, general surgery, University of Toronto, Canada
  • FRCSC, 2016, vascular surgery, U of T
  • Fellowship, 2017, limb preservation and wound care, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, U.S.
  • DrPH, 2016–present, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, U.S.

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Limb preservation
  • Wound care
  • First Nations health
  • Quality improvement

Research Summary:

Dr. Kayssi is a clinical trialist with an interest in vascular surgery and wound care interventions that promote limb preservation and prevent amputation. His other interests are developing capacity and improving health care services among First Nations.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Kayssi A, Dilkas D, Dance DL, de Mestral C, Forbes TL, Roche-Nagle G. Rehabilitation outcomes after lower-extremity amputations in Canada. PM&R. 2017 May;9(5):494–501.
  2. Kayssi A, Al-Atassi T, Oreopoulos G, Roche-Nagle G, Tan KT, Rajan DK. Drug-eluting balloon angioplasty versus uncoated balloon angioplasty for peripheral arterial disease of the lower limbs. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016 Aug 4;8:CD011319
  3. Kayssi A, de Mestral C, Forbes TL, Roche-Nagle G. Predictors of hospital readmissions after lower-extremity amputations in Canada. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Mar; 63(3): 688–95.
  4. Kayssi A, Smith AD, Roche-Nagle G, Nguyen LL. Health-related quality of life outcomes after open versus endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Aug;62(2):491–8.
  5. Kayssi A, Roche-Nagle G. Post-thrombotic syndrome. CMAJ. 2014 Jan 7;186(1):62.