Sherif Nagueh, MD

Professor of Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


In 1996, Dr. Nagueh joined the Section of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted in 2001 to an Associate Professor, and became the T.L.L Temple/William H. Spencer, MD Chair in Clinical Cardiology there in 2004. Dr. Nagueh assumed his positions at Houston Methodist in 2005.

Description of Research

Dr. Nagueh´s research career has been in the field of echocardiography. He has authored or co-authored over 100 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and four book chapters. His research interest has been in the evaluation of diastolic function with tissue Doppler and its application in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, particularly in patients undergoing alcohol septal ablation.

Areas Of Expertise

Echocardiography Diastolic function Doppler Alcohol septal ablation
Education & Training

, Baylor College of Medicine
, University of Cairo

Unleashing the Potential of Machine-Based Learning for the Diagnosis of Cardiac Diseases
Nagueh, SF 2016, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 9, no. 6, e005059. DOI:

Recommendations for the Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function by Echocardiography: An Update from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
Nagueh, SF, Smiseth, OA, Appleton, CP, Byrd, BF, Dokainish, H, Edvardsen, T, Flachskampf, FA, Gillebert, TC, Klein, AL, Lancellotti, P, Marino, P, Oh, JK, Popescu, BA & Waggoner, AD 2016, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol 29, no. 4, pp. 277-314. DOI:

Association of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction with subclinical coronary atherosclerotic disease burden using coronary artery calcium scoring
Maragiannis, D, Schutt, RC, Gramze, NL, Chaikriangkrai, K, McGregor, K, Chin, K, Nabi, F, Little, SH, Nagueh, SF & Chang, SM 2015, Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, vol 22, no. 12, pp. 1278-1286. DOI:

Vortex Formation Time in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Maragiannis, D, Schutt, R, Alvarez, P, Chin, K, Buergler, J, Little, S, Shah, D & Nagueh, S 2015, AHA-Scientific Sessions, Orlando, United States, 11/7/15, .

Predictors of Delayed Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories: An Analysis of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Database
Nagueh, SF, Farrell, MB, Bremer, ML, Dunsiger, SI, Gorman, BL & Tilkemeier, PL 2015, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol 28, no. 9, 3427, pp. 1062-1069. DOI:

Role of Imaging in the Evaluation of Patients at Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death Genotype-Phenotype Intersection
Nagueh, SF & Zoghbi, WA 2015, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 8, no. 7, pp. 828-845. DOI:

Ethnic-specific normative reference values for echocardiographic la and LV size, LV mass, and systolic function: The EchoNoRMAL study
Poppe, KK, Doughty, RN, Gardin, JM, Hobbs, FDR, McMurray, JJV, Nagueh, SF, Senior, R, Thomas, L, Whalley, GA, Aune, E, Brown, A, Badano, LP, Cameron, V, Chadha, DS, Chahal, N, Chien, KL, Daimon, M, Dalen, H, Detrano, R, Akif Duzenli, M, Ezekowitz, J, De Simone, G, Di Pasquale, P, Fukuda, S, Gill, PS, Grossman, E, Hobbs, FDR, Kim, HK, Kuznetsova, T, Leung, NKW, Linhart, A, McDonagh, TA, McGrady, M, McMurray, JJV, Mill, JG, Mogelvang, R, Muiesan, ML, Ng, ACT, Ojji, D, Otterstad, JE, Petrovic, DJ, Poppe, KK, Prendergast, B, Rietzschel, E, Schirmer, H, Schvartzman, P, Senior, R, Simova, I, Sliwa, K, Stewart, S, Squire, IB, Takeuchi, M, Thomas, L, Whalley, GA, Altman, DG, Perera, R, Poppe, KK, Triggs, CM, Au Yeung, H, Beans Picón, GA, Poppe, KK, Whalley, GA, Anderson, T, Dyck, J, Ezekowitz, JA, Chirinos, JA, De Buyzere, ML, Gillebert, TC, Rietzschel, E, Segers, P, Van Daele, CM, Doughty, RN, Poppe, KK, Walsh, HA, Whalley, GA, Izzo, R, De Luca, N, Trimarco, B, De Simone, G, Chadha, DS, Goel, K, Misra, A, Chen, PC, Chien, KL, Lin, HJ, Su, TC, Detrano, R, Cameron, V, Richards, AM, Troughton, R, Mogelvang, R, Skov Jensen, J, Di Pasquale, P, Paterna, S, Akif Duzenli, M, Hobbs, FDR, Davies, MK, Davis, RC, Roalfe, A, Calvert, M, Davies, MK, Davis, RC, Freemantle, N, Gill, PS, Lip, GYH, Kuznetsova, T, Staessen, JA, Dargie, HJ, Ford, I, McDonagh, TA, McMurray, JJV, Grossman, E, Galasko, G, Lahiri, A, Senior, R, Brown, A, Carrington, M, Krum, H, McGrady, M, Stewart, S, Zeitz, C, Blauwet, L, Sliwa, K, Stewart, S, Dalen, H, Moelmen Hansen, HE, Støylen, A, Thorstensen, A, Daimon, M, Watanabe, H, Yoshikawa, J, Fukuda, S, Kim, HK, Leung, NKW, Linhart, A, Chahal, N, Chambers, JC, Kooner, J, Senior, R, Davies, J, Loke, I, Ng, L, Squire, IB, Aune, E, Otterstad, JE, Leung, DY, Ng, ACT, Ojji, D, Arnold, L, Coffey, S, DArcy, J, Hammond, C, Mabbett, C, Lima, C, Loudon, M, Pinheiro, N, Prendergast, B, Reynolds, R, Badano, LP, Muraru, D, Peluso, D, Dal Bianco, L, Petrovic, DJ, Petrovic, J, Schvartzman, P, Fuchs, FD, Katova, T, Simova, I, Kaku, K, Takeuchi, M, Boyd, A, Chia, EM, Thomas, L, Schirmer, H, Angelo, LC, Pereira, AC, Krieger, JE, Mill, JG, Rodrigues, SL, Muiesan, ML, Paini, A, Agabiti Rosei, E & Salvetti, M 2015, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 8, no. 6, pp. 656-665. DOI:

Echocardiographic Predictors of combined Pre and Post Capillary Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) in a Population of Systolic Heart Failure with WHO Group II Pulmonary Hypertension
Guha Ashrith, Nadia Fida, Andrea Cordero-Reyes, Javier Amione-Guerra, Zahoor Khan, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, B, Torre, G, Nagueh, S & Estep, J 2015, American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015 , San Diego, United States, 3/14/15 - 3/16/15, .

Replacement and Interstitial Fibrosis by Cardiac MR and Diastolic Dysfunction in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Dimitrios Maragiannis, Mohamad Ghosn, Shah, D, Patrick Green, Little, S & Nagueh, S 2015, .

Echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function: an update
Maragiannis, D & Nagueh, SF 2015, Current Cardiology Reports, vol 17, no. 2, pp. 3. DOI:

Important advances in technology: echocardiography
Nagueh, SF & Quiñones, MA 2015, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 10, no. 3, pp. 146-51. DOI:

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function: an Update
Maragiannis, D & Nagueh, SF 2015, Current Cardiology Reports, vol 17, no. 2, pp. 1-8. DOI:

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and sudden death risk in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
McKenna, WJ & Nagueh, SF 2014, Circulation, vol 130, no. 6, pp. 455-457. DOI:

Prognostic power of mitral annulus indices of left ventricular diastolic function
Nagueh, SF 2014, Journal of the American Heart Association, vol 3, no. 3, 001012. DOI:

Anderson-fabry disease and other lysosomal storage disorders
Nagueh, SF 2014, Circulation, vol 130, no. 13, pp. 1081-1090. DOI:

Echocardiographic evaluation of hemodynamics in patients with systolic heart failure supported by a continuous-flow LVAD
Estep, JD, Vivo, RP, Krim, SR, Cordero-Reyes, AM, Elias, B, Loebe, M, Bruckner, BA, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Ashrith, G, Torre-Amione, G & Nagueh, SF 2014, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 64, no. 12, pp. 1231-1241. DOI:

Molecular and cellular correlates of cardiac function in end-stage DCM: A study using speckle tracking echocardiography
Cordero-Reyes, AM, Youker, K, Estep, JD, Torre-Amione, G & Nagueh, SF 2014, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 7, no. 5, pp. 441-452. DOI:

Effects of spironolactone treatment in elderly women with heart failure and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction
Kurrelmeyer, KM, Ashton, Y, Xu, JS, Nagueh, SF, Torre-Amione, G & Deswal, A 2014, Journal of Cardiac Failure, vol 20, no. 8, pp. 560-568. DOI:

Cardiac MRI improves identification of etiology of acute ischemic stroke
Baher, A, Mowla, A, Kodali, S, Polsani, VR, Nabi, F, Nagueh, SF, Volpi, JJ & Shah, DJ 2014, Cerebrovascular Diseases, vol 37, no. 4, pp. 277-284. DOI:

Remote ultrasound: New opportunities
Nagueh, SF 2014, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 7, no. 8, pp. 810-811. DOI: