Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Jean Bismuth M.D.

Jean Bismuth, M.D

Jean Bismuth, M.D.

Jean Bismuth, M.D.

Assistant Member 
Cardiovascular Disease
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Medical Director
DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education and Training
Assistant Program Director
Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
The Methodist Hospital
Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

E-mail: jbismuth@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-9319
Fax: 713-790-3393


B.A.   Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
M.D.   Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Postdoctoral Training

Fellow, Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Resident, General Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, NY

Fellow, Gentofte University Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark



Dr. Bismuth received his medical degree from Copenhagen University in Copenhagen, Denmark and completed his surgical residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Subsequently, he completed his Vascular Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Bismuth is an active member of professional societies including The Society for Vascular Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, The Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society, The Danish Medical Association, and the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society.

Dr. Bismuth is the recipient of a Society for Vascular Surgery grant and is a national PI for two major clinical trials in the US. His is also the recipient of the Dyer Fellowship Award to support his research in vascular surgery robotics, and imaging and computational fluid dynamics.

Description of Research

Dr. Bismuth’s clinical interests include the treatment of patients with aortic disease, carotid disease, mesenteric disease, venous disease, and lower extremity occlusive disease. He also has expertise in dialysis access and arterial and venous malformations.

His research focuses on robotics in vascular surgery, imaging in vascular surgery, plaque morphology and lipids in atherosclerosis, and preventive and medical interventions in vascular surgery. He also has basic science research programs in robotic aortic surgery and dynamic MRA imaging of aortic dissections.

Major Areas of Research

Cardiovascular disease, robotics, surgery, imaging

Recent Publications

Smolock C, Anaya-Ayala JE, Bismuth J, Naoum JJ, El Sayed HF, Peden EK, Lumsden AB, Davies MG. Impact of metabolic syndrome on the outcomes of superficial femoral artery interventions. J Vasc Surg 2012; 55:985 PMID: 22341577

Bismuth J. Invited Commentary. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Apr;55(4)1194-95. DOI:10.1016/j.jvs.2011.10.081

Lumsden AB, Karmonik C, Smolock CJ, Bismuth J. Advanced aortic imaging: future directions. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J. 2011 Aug; 7(3):28-31. PMID: 21979123

Duran C, Kashef E, El Sayed HF, Bismuth J. Robotic aortic surgery. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J. 2011 Aug;7(3):32-4. PMID: 21979124

Smolock CJ, Anaya-Ayala JE, Bismuth J, Naoum JJ, El Sayed HF, Hassoun HT, Peden EK, Lumsden AB, Davies MG. Clinical efficacy of concomitant tibial interventions associated with SFA interventions in critical limb ischemia. J of Vasc Sug 2011 Feb;53(2):556-7. DOI:10.1016/j.jvs.2010.11.081

Davies MG, Bismuth J, Lumsden AB. Regionalization of Vascular Surgery Education - The Fellows’ Bootcamp. J Surg Res 2011; 165(2):333. DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2010.11.231

Naoum JJ, Bismuth J, Davies MG. Open arterial revascularization of the critically ischemic foot using arterial homograft. J Surg Res 2011; 165(2): 184. DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2010.11.640

Anaya-Ayala JE, Smolock CJ, An R, Naoum JJ, Bismuth J, Peden EK, Lumsden AB, Davies MG. Clinical efficacy of Endoluminal Interventions for Below Knee Occlusive Disease. J Vasc Surg 2011; 53:556. DOI:10.1016/j.jvs.2010.11.078

Karmonik C, Duran C, Shah D, Anaya-Ayala JE, Davies MG, Lumsden AB, Bismuth J. Quantification of Changes in Septal Motion During Follow-Up in Aortic Dissections. J Vasc Surg 2011; 53 (suppl S):22S. PMID: 22342152

Cassidy D, Karmoniak C, Shah S, Anaya-Ayala J Davies MG, Lumsden AB, Bismuth J. Aortic Wall compliance Recovery during intra-mural hematoma healing. J Vasc Surg 2011; 53 (suppl S):25S. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.03.076

Naoum JJ, Street T, Chaline N, Bismuth J, ElSayad H, Hassoun H, Peden EK, Davies MG, Lumsden AB. A simplified Stratification sytem is effective at selecting patients with a high likelihood of hypercoaguable disorders. J Vasc Surg 2011; 53 (suppl S):72S. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.03.139

Smolock CJ, Anaya-Ayala JE, Bavare C, Patel MS, Bismuth J, Naoum JJ, ElSayad HE, Hassoun H, Peden EK, Lumsden AB, Davies MG. Current Efficacy of Open and Endovascular Interventions for Advanced Superficial Femoral Artery Occlusive Disease. J Vasc Surg 2011; 54:1866. DOI:10.1016/j.jvs.2011.10.075


Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates

Dr. Bismuth’s physician profile