Su-Min Chang, MD

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


Dr. Chang received his first academic appointment in 2003 at the University of Wisconsin as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiology. While there, he also held the position of Director of the Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Medical Center. Dr. Chang held these positions until 2007 when he joined the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.

Description of Research

Dr. Chang´s research concentrates on the use of computed tomography and other imaging methods to improve diagnostic accuracy and predict outcomes in patients with various forms of cardiovascular disease.

Areas Of Expertise

Cardiovascular disease CT clinical outcomes
Education & Training

Residency , Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship , Baylor College of Medicine
MD , University of Buenos Aires

Imaging to Diagnose and Manage Patients in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
Nagueh, SF , Chang, SM , Nabi, F , Shah, DJ & Estep, JD 2017, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 10, no. 4, e005615. DOI:

Coronary artery calcium score as a predictor for incident stroke: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Chaikriangkrai, K, Jhun, HY, Palamaner Subash Shantha, G, Bin Abdulhak, A, Sigurdsson, G, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, JJ & Chang, SM 2017, International Journal of Cardiology. DOI:

Prognostic Value of Coronary Artery Calcium Score in Acute Chest Pain Patients Without Known Coronary Artery Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Chaikriangkrai, K, Palamaner Subash Shantha, G, Jhun, HY, Ungprasert, P, Sigurdsson, G, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, JJ & Chang, SM 2016, Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol 68, no. 6, pp. 659-670. DOI:

Pannus of Mitral Valve Prosthesis Causing Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction
Abudiab, MM, McKay, J, Deavers, M, Zoghbi, WA & Chang, SM 2016, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 12, no. 3, pp. 183. DOI:

Optimizing evaluation of patients with low-to-intermediate-risk acute chest pain: A randomized study comparing stress myocardial perfusion tomography incorporating stress-only imaging versus cardiac CT
Nabi, F, Kassi, M, Muhyieddeen, K, Chang, SM, Xu, J, Peterson, L, Wray, N, Shirkey, B, Ashton, C & Mahmarian, J 2016, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol 57, no. 3, pp. 378-384. DOI:

Evaluación de la función ventricular con tomografía computada volumétrica en el ámbito clínico
de la Peña-Almaguer, E, Trevino, AR, Sierra-Galan, L, Azpiri-Lopez, JR, Assad-Morell, JL, Kirsch, J & Chang, SM 2016, Archivos de Cardiologia de Mexico, vol 86, no. 1, pp. 79-84. DOI:

Clinical Utility of Multidetector Computed Tomography in Redo Valve Procedures
Chaikriangkrai, K, Maragiannis, D, Belousova, T, Little, S, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, J & Chang, SM 2016, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, pp. 139-46. DOI:

Elevated Pressures on Aortic Valve Leaflets correlate with Orientation of LVAD Outflow Graft
Karmonik, C, Kassi, M, Bhimaraj, A, Estep, J, Loebe, M & Chang, S 2015, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, vol 10 Suppl 1, pp. A356. 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:

Additive prognostic value of coronary artery calcium score and renal function in patients with acute chest pain without known coronary artery disease: up to 5-year follow-up
Chaikriangkrai, K, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, JJ & Chang, SM 2015, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 31, no. 8, pp. 1619-1626. DOI:

Prevalence and implications of subclinical coronary artery disease in patients with atrial fibrillation
Chaikriangkrai, K, Valderrabano, M, Bala, SK, Alchalabi, S, Graviss, EA, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, J & Chang, SM 2015, American Journal of Cardiology, vol 116, no. 8, pp. 1219-1223. DOI:

Replicating Patient-Specific Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis with Functional 3D Modeling
Maragiannis, D, Jackson, MS, Igo, SR, Schutt, RC, Connell, P, Grande-Allen, J, Barker, CM, Chang, SM, Reardon, MJ, Zoghbi, WA & Little, SH 2015, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 8, no. 10, e003626. DOI:

Bioprosthetic mitral transcatheter transapical valve-in-valve implantation for mitral stenosis in an end-stage renal disease patient
Chaikriangkrai, K, Goswami, R, Little, S, Chang, SM, Ramlawi, B, Jhun, HY, Kleiman, N, Reardon, MJ & Barker, C 2015, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, vol 30, no. 9, pp. 697-700. DOI:

Diagnosis of ischemia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Role of computed tomography and nuclear stress testing
Chaikriangkraia, K, Chebrolua, L, Bhatti, S & Chang, SM 2015, Current Opinion in Cardiology, vol 30, no. 5, pp. 483-492. DOI:

Abstract 491: Detection of Subclinical Coronary Artery Disease by Calcium Score in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Potential Clinical Implications
Chaikriangkrai, K, Valderrabano, M, Khaleel Bala, S, Alchalabi, S, Graviss, E, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, J & Chang, SM 2015, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, vol 35, no. Suppl 1, pp. A491.

Incidence, Risk factors, prognosis, and electrophysiological mechanisms of atrial arrhythmias after lung transplantation
Chaikriangkrai, K, Jyothula, S, Jhun, HY, Chang, SM, Graviss, EA, Shuraih, M, Rami, TG, Dave, AS & Valderrábano, M 2015, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, vol 1, no. 4, pp. 296-305. DOI:

Value of CACS compared with ETT and myocardial perfusion imaging for predicting long-term cardiac outcome in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients at low risk for coronary disease: Clinical implications in a multimodality imaging world
Chang, SM , Nabi, F , Xu, J , Pratt, CM, Mahmarian, AC, Frias, ME & Mahmarian, JJ 2015, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 8, no. 2, pp. 134-144. DOI:

Stenosis of a Bioprostetic Tricuspid Valve
Maragiannis, D, Smithson, S, Amrikachi, M, Lawrie, GM, Little, S & Chang, S-M 2015, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 1, 1, pp. 64.

MDCT assessment of mechanical circulatory support device complications
Vivo, RP, Kassi, M, Estep, JD, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Orrego, CM, Loebe, M, Bruckner, BA, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, JJ, Zoghbi, WA & Chang, SM 2015, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 100-102. DOI:

Museum image: tricuspid
Maragiannis, D, Smithson, S, Amrikachi, M, Lawrie, G, Little, SH & Chang, SMI 2015, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 11, no. 1, pp. 64. DOI: