Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Zsolt Garami, M.D.

Zsolt Garami, M.D.

Zsolt Garami, M.D.

Houston Methodist Research Institute
Director, TCD Center
Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
Houston Methodist

E-mail: zgarami@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-6560
Fax: 713-441-6298


M.D. University Medical School of Debrecen, Hungary

Postdoctoral Training

Research Fellowship, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
Research Assistant, Intermountain Stroke Center, Salt Lake City, UT


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.

Major Areas of Research

Stroke, intracranial flow disturbances, distal intracranial embolization, LVAD

Recent Publications

Garami ZF, Bismuth J, Charlton-Ouw KM, Davies MG, Peden EK, Lumsden AB. Feasibility of simultaneous pre- and postfilter transcranial Doppler monitoring during carotid artery stenting. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Feb;49(2):340-4, 345.e1-2; discussion 345. PMID: 19216954

Garami Z, Alexandrov AV. Neurosonology. Neurol Clin. 2009 Feb;27(1):89-108, viii. PMID: 19055976

Saqqur M, Tsivgoulis G, Molina CA, Demchuk AM, Garami Z, Barreto A, Spengos K, Forteza A, Mikulik R, Sharma VK, Brunser A, Martinez P, Montaner J, Kohrmann M, Schellinger PD, Alexandrov AV; CLOTBUST-PRO Investigators. Design of a PROspective multi-national CLOTBUST collaboration on reperfusion therapies for stroke (CLOTBUST-PRO). Int J Stroke. 2008 Feb;3(1):66-72. PMID: 18705918

Alexandrov AW, Ribo M, Wong KS, Sugg RM, Garami Z, Jesurum JT, Montgomery B, Alexandrov AV. Perfusion augmentation in acute stroke using mechanical counter-pulsation-phase IIa: effect of external counterpulsation on middle cerebral artery mean flow velocity in five healthy subjects. Stroke. 2008 Oct;39(10):2760-4. Epub 2008 Jul 24. PMID: 18658038