Alan B. Lumsden, MD

Walter W. Fondren III Distinguished Endowed Chair, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Lumsden’s academic career began in 1989 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he completed his postdoctoral training and served as a Collaborative Scientist in the Division of Pathobiology and Immunology at the renowned Yerkes Primate Center. He remained at Emory for several years, rising to the rank of Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery. In 2002, Dr. Lumsden joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas as Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. He assumed his current positions at Houston Methodist in 2008.

Dr. Lumsden has developed an international reputation as a leader in the field of endovascular surgery. He has clinical and research expertise in stent graft treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, stenting and endarterectomy in carotid arterial disease, renovascular hypertension, aortoiliac occlusive disease, mesenteric vascular and minimally invasive therapy in venous disease. Dr. Lumsden also conducts FDA-mandated training for surgeons nationwide in a carotid stenting simulator housed at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.

Description of Research

Dr. Lumsden’s research interests include developing novel minimally invasive methods of therapy and preventing restenosis. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and he has contributed more than 200 papers to the medical literature, as well as numerous abstracts, books, and book chapters.

Areas Of Expertise

Endovascular surgery Minimally invasive surgery Stents Restenosis
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , Emory University Health Center
Residency , Emory University Health Center
Internship , University of Edinburgh Royal Physicians College
MD , University of Edinburgh Medical School

Dissecting our advances
Reardon, MJ & Lumsden, AB 2017, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. DOI:

Magnetic resonance venography and three-dimensional image fusion guidance provide a novel paradigm for endovascular recanalization of chronic central venous occlusion
Schwein, A, Lu, T, Chinnadurai, P, Kitkungvan, D, Shah, DJ, Chakfe, N, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2017, Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 60-69. DOI:

Robotic-Assisted Coil Embolization of Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm
Lu, T, Owji, S, Chinnadurai, P, Loh, TM, Schwein, A, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2016, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 102, no. 5, pp. e451-e453. DOI:

Magnetic Resonance Venous Volume Measurements in Peripheral Artery Disease (from ELIMIT)
Kamran, H, Nambi, V, Negi, S, Yang, EY, Chen, C, Virani, SS, Kougias, P, Lumsden, AB, Morrisett, JD, Ballantyne, CM & Brunner, G 2016, American Journal of Cardiology, vol 118, no. 9, pp. 1399-1404. DOI:

Patient-specific flow descriptors and normalised wall index in peripheral artery disease: a preliminary study
Singh, J, Brunner, G, Morrisett, JD, Ballantyne, CM, Lumsden, AB, Shah, DJ & Decuzzi, P 2016, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization, pp. 1-9. DOI:

Feasibility of three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography-fluoroscopy image fusion technique in guiding complex endovascular aortic procedures in patients with renal insufficiency
Schwein, A, Chinnadurai, P, Shah, DJ, Lumsden, AB, Bechara, CF & Bismuth, J 2016, Journal of Vascular Surgery. DOI:

Open Removal of Penetrating Inferior Vena Cava Filter with Repair of Secondary Aortic Dissection: Case Report Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vascular Surgery, Chicago, IL, June 17-20, 2015.
Chauhan, Y, Al Jabbari, O, Abu Saleh, WK, Loh, T, Ali, I & Lumsden, A 2016, Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol 32, pp. 130.e9-130.e12. DOI:

Morphometric analysis of calcification and fibrous layer thickness in carotid endarterectomy tissues
Han, RI, Wheeler, TM, Lumsden, AB, Reardon, MJ, Lawrie, GM, Grande-Allen, KJ, Morrisett, JD & Brunner, G 2016, Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol 70, pp. 210-219. DOI:

Calf muscle perfusion as measured with magnetic resonance imaging to assess peripheral arterial disease
Brunner, G, Bismuth, J, Nambi, V, Ballantyne, CM, Taylor, AA, Lumsden, AB, Morrisett, JD & Shah, DJ 2016, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, pp. 1-15. DOI:

Flexible robotics with electromagnetic tracking improves safety and efficiency during in vitro endovascular navigation
Schwein, A, Kramer, B, Chinnadurai, P, Walker, S, OMalley, M, Lumsden, A & Bismuth, J 2015, Journal of Vascular Surgery. DOI:

Correction: Randomized controlled trial comparing the safety and efficacy between the FUSION BIOLINE heparin-coated vascular graft and the standard expanded polytetrafluoro-ethylene graft for femoropopliteal bypass (Journal of Vascular Surgery (2015) 61 (703-12))
Lumsden, AB & Morrissey, NJ 2015, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol 61, no. 5, pp. 1382. DOI:

Value of C-Arm Cone Beam Computed Tomography Image Fusion in Maximizing the Versatility of Endovascular Robotics: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society Annual Meeting, January 29, 2015.
Chinnadurai, P, Duran, C, Al-Jabbari, O, Abu Saleh, WK, Lumsden, A & Bismuth, J 2016, Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol 30, pp. 138-148. DOI:

Randomized controlled trial comparing the safety and efficacy between the FUSION BIOLINE heparin-coated vascular graft and the standard expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft for femoropopliteal bypass
Lumsden, AB & Morrissey, NJ 2015, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol 61, no. 3, pp. 703-712.e1. DOI:

Kinematics effectively delineate accomplished users of endovascular robotics with a physical training model
Duran, C, Estrada, S, OMalley, M, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2015, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol 61, no. 2, pp. 535-541. DOI:

TPA Immobilization on Iron Oxide Nanocubes and Localized Magnetic Hyperthermia Accelerate Blood Clot Lysis
Voros, E, Cho, M, Ramirez, M, Palange, AL, De Rosa, E, Key, J, Garami, Z, Lumsden, AB & Decuzzi, P 2015, Advanced Functional Materials, vol 25, no. 11, pp. 1709-1718. DOI:

A Semi-automated image segmentation approach for computational fluid dynamics studies of aortic dissection
Anderson, JR, Karmonik, C, Georg, Y, Bismuth, J, Lumsden, AB, Schwein, A, Ohana, M, Thaveau, F & Chakfe, N 2014, . in 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014., 6944680, IEEE, pp. 4727-4730, 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014, Chicago, United States, 26-30 August. DOI:

Fibromuscular dysplasia: State of the science and critical unanswered questions: A scientific statement from the american heart association
Olin, JW, Gornik, HL, Bacharach, JM, Biller, J, Fine, LJ, Gray, BH, Gray, WA, Gupta, R, Hamburg, NM, Katzen, BT, Lookstein, RA, Lumsden, AB, Newburger, JW, Rundek, T, Sperati, CJ & Stanley, JC 2014, Circulation, vol 129, no. 9, pp. 1048-1078. DOI:

Current opinion on catheter-based hemorrhage control in trauma patients
Holcomb, JB, Fox, EE, Scalea, TM, Napolitano, LM, Albarado, R, Gill, B, Dunkin, BJ, Kirkpatrick, AW, Cotton, BA, Inaba, K, Dubose, JJ, Cohen, AM, Azizzadeh, A, Brenner, M, Cohen, MJ, Wade, CE, Lumsden, AB, Andrassy, R, Rhee, PM, Bass, BL, Mattox, KL, Britt, LD, Eastman, AB, Hoyt, DB & Rasmussen, TE 2014, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, vol 76, no. 3, pp. 888-893. DOI:

Comparison of hemodynamics in the ascending aorta between pulsatile and continuous flow left ventricular assist devices using computational fluid dynamics based on computed tomography images
Karmonik, C, Partovi, S, Schmack, B, Weymann, A, Loebe, M, Noon, GP, Piontek, P, Karck, M, Lumsden, AB & Ruhparwar, A 2014, Artificial Organs, vol 38, no. 2, pp. 142-148. DOI:

A randomized, controlled animal trial demonstrating the feasibility and safety of the Magellan™ endovascular robotic system
Duran, C, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2014, Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol 28, no. 2, pp. 470-478. DOI: