Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

William A. Zoghbi, M.D.

William A. Zoghbi, M.D.


William A. Zoghbi, M.D.

William A. Zoghbi, M.D.

Senior Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

William L. Winters Chair in Cardiac Imaging
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Center
Chief, Division of Cardiac Imaging
The Methodist Hospital

Professor of Medicine 
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Phone: 713-441-1100


B.S.   American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon (Biology/Chemistry)
M.D.   Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Postdoctoral Training

Internal Medicine Internship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Internal Medicine Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Cardiology Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX



Dr. Zoghbi joined the Section of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1985 as an Instructor of Medicine. While there, he was promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine in 1986, to Associate Professor of Medicine in 1991, and to full Professor in 1998. Dr. Zoghbi joined The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization in 2005.

Description of Research

Dr. Zoghbi´s research for the past 20 years has been in the area of echocardiography. He has developed methods for the evaluation of valvular and ventricular function that are applied worldwide. For the past 10 years, Dr. Zoghbi has directed the efforts of the Echocardiography Laboratory in the evaluation of myocardial hibernation. He applies echocardiographic methodology to select patients with hibernation and explores the pathophysiology of the disorder.

Major Areas of Research

Echocardiography, valvular function, ventricular function, myocardial hibernation

Recent Publications

Pirat B, Little SH, Igo SR, McCulloch M, Nosé Y, Hartley CJ, Zoghbi WA. Direct Measurement of Proximal Isovelocity Surface Area by Real-Time Three-Dimensional Color Doppler for Quantitation of Aortic Regurgitant Volume: An In Vitro Validation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Zoghbi WA. President´s message: training in echocardiography in the multimodality era. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Jan;22(1):23A-24A. No abstract available.

Thomas JD, Zoghbi WA, Beller GA, Bonow RO, Budoff MJ, Cerqueira MD, Creager MA, Douglas PS, Fuster V, Garcia MJ, Holmes DR Jr, Manning WJ, Pohost GM, Ryan TJ, Van Decker WA, Wiegers SE; American College of CArdiology Foundation (ACCF); American Heart Association (AHA); American College of Physicians (ACP) Task Force on Clinical Competence and Training. ACCF 2008 Training Statement on Multimodality Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians Task Force on Clinical Competence and Training Developed in Collaboration With the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Society for Vascular Medicine. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Jan 6;53(1):125-46. No abstract available.

Zoghbi WA. ASE´s global reach. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Dec;21(12):25A. No abstract available.

Shaikh K, Chang SM, Peterson L, Rosendahl-Garcia K, Quinones MA, Nagueh SF, Kurrelmeyer K, Zoghbi WA. Safety of contrast administration for endocardial enhancement during stress echocardiography compared with noncontrast stress. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Dec 1;102(11):1444-50. Epub 2008 Sep 11.