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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine


Alan B. Lumsden, M.D.


Alan B. Lumsden, M.D.

Alan B. Lumsden, M.D.

Senior Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Medical Director, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
The Methodist Hospital
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

E-mail: ablumsden@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-5200
Fax: 713-790-3058


B.S.  University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (Medical Sciences) 
M.D. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Postdoctoral Training

Surgery Internship, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Vascular Surgery Research Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Vascular Surgery Clinical Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia



Dr. Lumsden’s academic career began in 1989 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he completed his postdoctoral training and served as a Collaborative Scientist in the Division of Pathobiology and Immunology at the renowned Yerkes Primate Center. He remained at Emory for several years, rising to the rank of Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery. In 2002, Dr. Lumsden joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas as Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. He assumed his current positions at Methodist in 2008.

Dr. Lumsden has developed an international reputation as a leader in the field of endovascular surgery. He has clinical and research expertise in stent graft treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, stenting and endarterectomy in carotid arterial disease, renovascular hypertension, aortoiliac occlusive disease, mesenteric vascular and minimally invasive therapy in venous disease. Dr. Lumsden also conducts FDA-mandated training for surgeons nationwide in a carotid stenting simulator housed at the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.

Description of Research

Dr. Lumsden’s research interests include developing novel minimally invasive methods of therapy and preventing restenosis. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and he has contributed more than 200 papers to the medical literature, as well as numerous abstracts, books, and book chapters.

Major Areas of Research

Surgery, endovascular surgery, minimally invasive surgery, stents, restenosis

Recent Publications

Karmonik C, Duran C, Shah DJ, Anaya-Ayala JE, Davies MG, Lumsden AB, Bismuth J. Preliminary findings in quantification of changes in septal motion during follow-up of type B aortic dissections. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Feb 17. PMID: 22342152

Smolock CJ, 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 Feb 14. PMID: 22341577

Anaya-Ayala JE, Chen GJ, Davies MG, Lumsden AB. Technological devices in peripheral percutaneous interventions. Minerva Cardioangiol. 2012 Feb 8. PMID: 22318418

Karmonik C, Duran C, Davies MG, Shah DJ, Lumsden AB, Bismuth J. Correlation between hemodynamic parameters and intra-arterial septum motion in DeBakey Type III aortic dissections using 2D pcMRI and 4D MRA. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011;2011:2809-12. PMID: 22254925

Davies MG, Anaya-Ayala JE, Lumsden AB. Fenestrated and branched endografts. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2011 Jul-Sep;7(3):35-8. PMID: 21979125

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

Davies MG, Lumsden AB. Acute Aortic Treatment Center. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2011 Jul-Sep;7(3):8-10. PMID: 21979118

Anaya-Ayala JE, Cheema ZF, Davies MG, Lumsden AB, Reardon MJ. Concomitant reconstruction of infrarenal aorta and inferior vena cava after en bloc resection of retroperitoneal rhabdomyosarcoma. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011 Nov;45(8):769-72. PMID: 21914678

Anaya-Ayala JE, Smolock CJ, Colvard BD, Naoum JJ, Bismuth J, Lumsden AB, Davies MG, Peden EK. Efficacy of covered stent placement for central venous occlusive disease in hemodialysis patients. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Sep;54(3):754-9. PMID: 21664095

Zaporteza K, Anaya-Ayala JE, Davies MG, Peden EK, Lumsden AB. Recurrent collapse of a Gore TAG endograft in treating an aortoesophageal fistula. Vascular. 2011 May-Jun;19(3):154-8. PMID: 21652667

Karmonik C, Bismuth J, Shah DJ, Davies MG, Purdy D, Lumsden AB. Computational study of haemodynamic effects of entry- and exit-tear coverage in a DeBakey type III aortic dissection: technical report. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2011 Aug;42(2):172-7. PMID: 21549622

Bismuth J, Kashef E, Cheshire N, Lumsden AB. Feasibility and safety of remote endovascular catheter navigation in a porcine model. J Endovasc Ther. 2011 Apr;18(2):243-9. PMID: 21521066

Davies MG, Bismuth J, Saad WE, Naoum JJ, Peden EK, Lumsden AB. Outcomes of reintervention for recurrent disease after percutaneous iliac angioplasty and stenting. J Endovasc Ther. 2011 Apr;18(2):169-80. PMID: 21521057

Smolock CJ, Chen G, Anaya-Ayala JE, Martinez K, Lumsden AB, Davies MG, Naoum JJ, Peden EK. Successful endovascular repair of two ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysms in nonagenarians. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Jul;25(5):697.e9-12. PMID: 21514099

Lumsden AB, Igo SR. Pumps and pipes. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2011 Jan-Mar;7(1):45-8. PMID: 21490554

Bismuth J, Garami Z, Anaya-Ayala JE, Naoum JJ, El Sayed HF, Peden EK, Lumsden AB, Davies MG. Transcranial Doppler findings during thoracic endovascular aortic repair. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Aug;54(2):364-9. PMID: 21371850

Anaya-Ayala JE, Cheema ZF, Davies MG, Bismuth J, Ramlawi B, Lumsden AB, Reardon MJ. Hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repair via right anterior minithoracotomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Aug;142(2):314-8. PMID: 21281945

Younes HK, Pettigrew CD, Anaya-Ayala JE, Soltes G, Saad WE, Davies MG, Lumsden AB, Peden EK. Transhepatic hemodialysis catheters: functional outcome and comparison between early and late failure. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2011 Feb;22(2):183-91. PMID: 21276914

Anaya-Ayala JE, Bellows PH, Ismail N, Cheema ZF, Naoum JJ, Bismuth J, Lumsden AB, Reardon MJ, Davies MG, Peden EK. Surgical management of hemodialysis-related central venous occlusive disease: a treatment algorithm. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Jan;25(1):108-19. PMID: 21172586

Karmonik C, Bismuth J, Davies MG, Shah DJ, Younes HK, Lumsden AB. A computational fluid dynamics study pre- and post-stent graft placement in an acute type B aortic dissection. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011 Feb;45(2):157-64. Epub 2010 Dec 13. PMID: 21156714