Zsolt Garami, MD

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


Dr. Garami has a clinical background in Radiology and is EU board certified in that specialty. He has also received further specialization in intracranial ultrasound in Europe and the United States. In recent years, Dr. Garami has become a nationally recognized leader in transcranial Doppler (TCD).

Description of Research

Dr. Garami´s research focuses on understanding and treating intracranial flow disturbances that cause stroke. He has numerous publications on the monitoring of the cerebral vasculature during vascular procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting, and carotid artery surgery. His current studies aim to reveal critical patterns of distal intracranial embolization in LVAD patients.

Areas Of Expertise

Stroke Intracranial flow disturbances Distal intracranial embolization LVAD Intracranial flow Intracranial embolization

Deflation Timing Influences Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump-Mediated Carotid Blood Flow Reversal: A Case Report
Schutt, RC, Bhimiraj, A, Estep, JD, Guha, A, Trachtenberg, BH & Garami, Z 2016, Circulation: Heart Failure, vol 9, no. 9, 003474. DOI:

Environmental factors responsible for variability of hepatic vein flow: A doppler assessment in healthy twins
Tarnoki, AD, Tarnoki, DL, Littvay, L, Garami, Z, Molnar, AA, Berczi, V, Karlinger, K & Baffy, G 2016, Chinese Journal of Physiology, vol 59, no. 1, pp. 33-38. DOI:

Genetic and environmental effects on the abdominal aortic diameter development
Tarnoki, AD, Tarnoki, DL, Littvay, L, Garami, Z, Karlinger, K & Berczi, V 2016, Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia, vol 106, no. 1, pp. 13-17. DOI:

Genetic and environmental influence on thyroid gland volume and thickness of thyroid isthmus: a twin study
Tarnoki, ADO, Tarnoki, DLA, Speer, G, Littvay, L, Bata, P, Garami, Z, Berczi, V & Karlinger, K 2015, Archives of endocrinology and metabolism, vol 59, no. 6, pp. 487-494. DOI:

Diagnostic and Prognostic Impact of pc-ASPECTS Applied to Perfusion CT in the Basilar Artery International Cooperation Study
Pallesen, LP, Gerber, J, Dzialowski, I, van der Hoeven, EJRJ, Michel, P, Pfefferkorn, T, Ozdoba, C, Kappelle, LJ, Wiedemann, B, Khomenko, A, Algra, A, Hill, MD, von Kummer, R, Demchuk, AM, Schonewille, WJ, Puetz, V, Weber, AM, Donnan, GA, Thijs, V, Peeters, A, de Freitas, G, Conforto, AB, Miranda-Alves, M, Massaro, A, Ijäs, P, Bogoslovsky, T, Lindsberg, PJ, Weimar, C, Benemann, J, Kraywinkel, K, Haverkamp, C, Michalski, D, Weimar, C, Weissenborn, K, Goertler, M, Kloth, A, Bitsch, A, Mieck, T, Machetanz, J, Möller, P, Huber, R, Kaendler, S, Rueckert, C, Audebert, H, Müller, R, Vatankhah, B, Pfefferkorn, T, Mayer, TE, Szabo, K, Disque, C, Busse, O, Berger, C, Hacke, W, Schwammenthal, Y, Orion, D, Tanne, D, Bergui, M, Pozzati, E, Schonewille, WJ, van der Hoeven, E, Schonewille, WJ, Algra, A, Kappelle, LJ, Luijckx, GJ, Vroomen, P, Vergouwen, MD, Roos, Y, Stam, J, de Bienfait, P, de Leeuw, FE, de Kort, P, de Kort, P, Dippel, D, Baird, T, Muir, K, McDougall, N, Pagola, J, Ribo, M, Molina, C, Gonzales, A, Gil-Peralta, A, Norrving, B, Arnold, M, Fischer, U, Gralla, J, Mattle, H, Schroth, G, Michel, P, Engelter, ST, Wetzel, S, Lyrer, P, Gandjour, J, Michael, N, Baumgartner, R, Tettenborn, B, Hungerbuehler, H, Wijman, CAC, Caulfield, AF, Lansberg, M, Schwartz, N, Venkatasubramanian, C, Garami, Z, Bogaard, S, Yatzu, F & Grotta, J 2015, Journal of Neuroimaging, vol 25, no. 3, pp. 384-389. 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:

Modest genetic influence on bronchodilator response: A study in healthy twins
Tarnoki, DL, Medda, E, Tarnoki, AD, Bikov, A, Lazar, Z, Fagnani, C, Stazi, MA, Karlinger, K, Garami, Z, Berczi, V & Horvath, I 2015, Croatian Medical Journal, vol 56, no. 2, pp. 152-158. DOI:

¿Es la salud psicológica buena para el corazón? Relación entre ca-racterísticas psicológicas positivas y variables cardiorrespiratorias
Thege, BK, Tarnoki, AD, Tarnoki, DL, Garami, Z, Berczi, V, Horvath, I & Veress, G 2015, Anales de Psicologia, vol 31, no. 1, pp. 55-65. DOI:

Different genetic impact in the development of renal length and width: A twin study
Tarnoki, DL, Tarnoki, AD, Bata, P, Littvay, L, Garami, Z, Berczi, V & Karlinger, K 2015, Internal Medicine Journal, vol 45, no. 1, pp. 63-67. DOI:

Heritability of cerebral arterial velocity and resistance
Tarnoki, AD, Tarnoki, DL, Giannoni, MF, Baracchini, C, Meneghetti, G, Cardaioli, G, Medda, E, Stazi, MA, Cotichini, R, Fagnani, C, Nisticò, L, Lucatelli, P, Fanelli, F, Berczi, V, Garami, Z, Littvay, L & Schillaci, G 2014, Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. DOI:

Image fusion technology
Brunner, G, Yang, EY, Morrisett, JD, Garami, Z & Nambi, V 2014, . in Multi-Modality Atherosclerosis Imaging and Diagnosis. vol. 9781461474258, Springer New York, pp. 385-398. DOI:

Blood flow velocity changes in anterior cerebral arteries during cognitive tasks performance
Boban, M, Crnac, P, Junakovic, A, Garami, Z & Malojcic, B 2014, Brain and Cognition, vol 84, no. 1, pp. 26-33. DOI:

Genetic effects on refraction and correlation with hemodynamic variables: A twin study
Toth, GZ, Tarnoki, A, Tarnoki, DL, Racz, A, Szekelyhidi, Z, Littvay, L, Karlinger, K, Lannert, A, Molnar, AA, Garami, Z, Berczi, V, Suveges, I & Nemeth, J 2014, Acta Physiologica Hungarica, vol 101, no. 3, pp. 309-320. DOI:

Transmission of second-hand smoke sensitivity and smoking attitude in a family
Tarnoki, DL, Tarnoki, AD, Littvay, L, Lazar, Z, Karlinger, K, Molnar, AA, Melicher, D, Garami, Z, Berczi, V & Horvath, I 2014, Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, vol 21, no. 4, pp. 771-775. DOI:

Feasibility and exploratory efficacy evaluation of the embrella embolic deflector system for the prevention of cerebral emboli in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: The PROTAVI-C pilot study
Rodés-Cabau, J, Kahlert, P, Neumann, FJ, Schymik, G, Webb, JG, Amarenco, P, Brott, T, Garami, Z, Gerosa, G, Lefèvre, T, Plicht, B, Pocock, SJ, Schlamann, M, Thomas, M, Diamond, B, Merioua, I, Beyersdorf, F & Vahanian, A 2014, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, vol 7, no. 10, pp. 1146-1155. DOI:

Heritability of arterial stiffness and carotid intima-media thickness: An Italian twin study
Medda, E, Fagnani, C, Schillaci, G, Tarnoki, AD, Tarnoki, DL, Baracchini, C, Meneghetti, G, Fanelli, F, Alaeddin, A, Pucci, G, Alviti, S, Cotichini, R, Brescianini, S, Boatta, E, Lucatelli, P, Nisticò, L, Penna, L, Salemi, M, Toccaceli, V, Zini, C, Garami, Z & Stazi, MA 2014, Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, vol 24, no. 5, pp. 511-517. DOI:

Cerebral microembolism during transradial coronary angiography: Comparison between single and double catheter strategy
Pacchioni, A, Mugnolo, A, Penzo, C, Nikas, D, Saccà, S, Agostoni, P, Garami, Z, Versaci, F & Reimers, B 2014, International Journal of Cardiology, vol 170, no. 3, pp. 438-439. DOI:

Genetic influence on capillary oxygen saturation: A twin study
Tarnoki, DL, Medda, E, Tarnoki, AD, Lazar, Z, Fagnani, C, Stazi, MA, Karlinger, K, Torzsa, P, Kalabay, L, Garami, Z, Berczi, V & Horvath, I 2014, Lung, vol 192, no. 3, pp. 429-434. DOI:

Bioimpedance analysis of body composition in an international twin cohort
Tarnoki, AD, Tarnoki, DL, Medda, E, Cotichini, R, Stazi, MA, Fagnani, C, Nisticò, L, Lucatelli, P, Boatta, E, Zini, C, Fanelli, F, Baracchini, C, Meneghetti, G, Schillaci, G, Osztovits, J, Jermendy, G, Kiss, RG, Préda, I, Karlinger, K, Lannert, A, Metneki, J, Molnar, AA, Garami, Z, Berczi, V, Halasz, I & Baffy, G 2014, Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, vol 8, no. 3. DOI:

Genetic and environmental variance of renal parenchymal thickness: A twin study
Tarnoki, DL, Tarnoki, AD, Littvay, L, Bata, P, Berczi, V, Garami, Z & Karlinger, K 2013, Croatian Medical Journal, vol 54, no. 6, pp. 550-554. DOI: