Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Sherif F. Nagueh, M.D.

Sherif F. Nagueh, M.D.


Sherif F. Nagueh, M.D.

Sherif F. Nagueh, M.D.

Senior Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Medical Director, Echocardiography Laboratory
Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
The Methodist Hospital

Professor of Medicine 
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Phone: 713-441-1100
Fax: 713-793-7034


B.A.   Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (Chemistry)
M.D.   Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Postdoctoral Training

Pediatrics Residency, Cairo University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt
Internal Medicine Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Cardiology Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX



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 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.

Major Areas of Research

Echocardiography, diastolic function, Doppler, alcohol septal ablation

Recent Publications

Beshai JF, Grimm RA, Nagueh SF, Baker JH 2nd, Beu SL, Greenberg SM, Pires LA, Tchou PJ; RethinQ Study Investigators. Cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure with narrow QRS complexes. N Engl J Med. 2007;357:2461-71.

Wang J, Khoury DS, Yue Y, Torre-Amione G, Nagueh SF. Left ventricular untwisting rate by speckle tracking echocardiography. Circulation. 2007;116:2580-6.

Nagueh SF. Hemodynamically tailored therapy in congestive heart failure: alive and well. J Card Fail. 2007;13:626-8.

Pellikka PA, Nagueh SF, Elhendy AA, Kuehl CA, Sawada SG. American Society of Echocardiography. American Society of Echocardiography recommendations for performance, interpretation, and application of stress echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2007;20:102-41.

Nagueh SF, Buergler JM, Quinones MA, Spencer WH 3rd, Lawrie GM. Outcome of surgical myectomy after unsuccessful alcohol septal ablation for the reatment of patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;50:795-8.