Alan B. Lumsden, MD

Vascular Surgery

Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates

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Alan B. Lumsden, MD

Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates

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About Me

I embrace new technologies in vascular intervention, but apply them with good old fashioned clinical common sense. It has been my good fortune to live through the transformation of our specialty from large open surgical procedures to more minimally invasive catheter-based interventions, of which I am considered a pioneer. There is certainly a place for both. Selecting the most appropriate intervention is both the art, craft, and science of my practice. In many cases no intervention, medical therapy is the most appropriate choice. Regardless of whether medical treatment, catheter- based therapy or open surgery is offered it will be based on many years of experience and a carefully considered opinion.

Dr. Lumsden grew up in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland, a town of a little more than 10,000 people located between Glasgow and Edinburgh. He received his Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Edinburgh where he graduated at the top of his class. After completing a year-long internship, he moved to Emory University in Atlanta where he completed his general surgery residency and vascular fellowship, and eventually became the Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery.  In 2002, he joined the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine as Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. He assumed his position as Medical Director of the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and Professor & Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery in 2008.


Dr. Lumsden has developed an international reputation as a leader in the fields of endovascular surgery, in the arena of advanced interventional cardiovascular imaging, new educational techniques in vascular surgery, inter-industry collaborations, complex aortic disease, and endovascular robotics. 

He has received funding for his research from the National Institutes of Health and industry, and has contributed to more than 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals; as well as abstracts, and authored numerous book chapters. Dr. Lumsden has also been an editor for textbooks related to vascular surgery. He has a particular interest in cardiovascular education and has successfully grown DeBakey Education into a nationally prominent organization.

Clinical Interests

Aortic Aneurysmal Disease
Carotid Artery Disease
Limb Salvage
Kidney and Intestinal Blood Vessel Disease
Diseases of the Veins
Arterial and Venous Malformations
Dialysis Access

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
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Cigna Indemnity
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Cigna Open Access
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Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
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HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
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HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
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Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare Railroad
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
ProCare Medicare Advantage
Provider Select PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


Vascular Surgery | American Board of Surgery
University of Edinburgh College of Medicine, Scotland | 1981
Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
Vascular Surgery | Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center


  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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