Alan B. Lumsden, MD

Walter W. Fondren III Presidential Distinguished Chair, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


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 Houston 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 Houston 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.

Areas Of Expertise

Endovascular surgery Minimally invasive surgery Stents Restenosis
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship, Emory University Health Center
Residency, Emory University Health Center
Internship, University of Edinburgh Royal Physicians College
MD, University of Edinburgh Medical School

Endovascular treatment of pancreaticoduodenal aneurysm with braided stent-assisted coil embolization using intraoperative cone-beam computed tomography guidance
Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, McFall, RG, Diaz, O & Lumsden, AB 2022, , Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 265-270.

Time-resolved, Cardiac-gated Computed Tomography After Endovascular Ascending Aortic and Arch Repair
Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, Ramirez-Giraldo, JC, Garami, Z, Lumsden, AB, Atkins, MD & Chang, SM 2022, , Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 113, no. 5, pp. 1685-1691.

Embolization of a large plantar arteriovenous malformation
Drake, M, Vowels, TJ & Lumsden, AB 2022, , Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 32.

Telerobotic Endovascular Interventions and Their Potential for Cerebrovascular Treatment
Berczeli, M, Britz, GW, Loh, T & Lumsden, AB 2022, , Texas Heart Institute Journal, vol. 49, no. 2.

Transcarotid access for remote robotic endovascular neurointerventions: a cadaveric proof-of-concept study
Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, Legeza, PT, Britz, GW & Lumsden, AB 2022, , Neurosurgical focus, vol. 52, no. 1, E18.

Dynamic, Time-Resolved CT Angiography After EVAR: A Quantitative Approach to Accurately Characterize Aortic Endoleak Type and Identify Inflow Vessels
Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, Legeza, P, Peden, EK, Bavare, CS, Chang, SM & Lumsden, AB 2022, , Journal of Endovascular Therapy.

Parallel grafts and physician modified endografts for endovascular repair of the aortic arch
Atkins, MD & Lumsden, AB 2022, , Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 16-25.

Image fusion–guided percutaneous transthoracic embolization of ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm
Dattagupta, A, Berens, PM, Ramchandani, MK, Lumsden, AB, Chinnadurai, P & Wyler von Ballmoos, MC 2022, , JTCVS Techniques, vol. 13, pp. 1-3.

Imaging: New Frontiers in Vascular Training
Sinha, K, Berczeli, M, Lumsden, AB & Roy, TL 2022, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 39-48.

Time-Resolved, Dynamic Computed Tomography Angiography for Characterization of Aortic Endoleaks and Treatment Guidance via 2D-3D Fusion-Imaging
Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, Chang, SM & Lumsden, AB 2021, , Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, no. 178.

Preliminary Experience With Transcranial Doppler Monitoring in Patients Undergoing Carotid Artery Revascularization: Initial Observations on Cerebral Embolization Patterns
Tok Cekmecelioglu, B, Legeza, P, Sinha, K, Tekula, P, Lumsden, A & Garami, Z 2021, , Journal for Vascular Ultrasound, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 104-110.

First in Man Pilot Feasibility Study in Extracranial Carotid Robotic-Assisted Endovascular Intervention
Desai, VR, Lee, JJ, Sample, T, Kleiman, NS, Lumsden, A & Britz, GW 2021, , Neurosurgery, vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 506-514.

Impact of network performance on remote robotic-assisted endovascular interventions in porcine model
Legeza, P, Britz, GW, Shah, A, Sconzert, K, Sungur, JM, Chinnadurai, P, Sinha, K & Lumsden, AB 2022, , Journal of Robotic Surgery, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 29-35.

Preclinical study testing feasibility and technical requirements for successful telerobotic long distance peripheral vascular intervention
Legeza, P, Sconzert, K, Sungur, JM, Loh, TM, Britz, G & Lumsden, A 2021, , International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, vol. 17, no. 3, e2249.

Dynamic, Time-Resolved Computed Tomography Angiography Technique to Characterize Aortic Endoleak Type, Inflow and Provide Guidance for Targeted Treatment
Berczeli, M, Lumsden, AB, Chang, SM, Bavare, CS & Chinnadurai, P 2022, , Journal of Endovascular Therapy, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 11-22.

Comparing Manual and Robotic-Assisted Carotid Artery Stenting Using Motion-Based Performance Metrics
Lettenberger, AB, Murali, B, Legeza, P, Byrne, MD, Lumsden, AB & OMalley, MK 2021, . in 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2021. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 1388-1391, 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2021, Virtual, Online, Mexico, 11/1/21.

Neuroendovascular-specific engineering modifications to the CorPath GRX Robotic System
Britz, GW, Panesar, SS, Falb, P, Tomas, J, Desai, V & Lumsden, A 2020, , Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 133, no. 6, pp. 1830-1836.

Role of Teleproctoring in Challenging and Innovative Structural Interventions Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
Goel, SS, Greenbaum, AB, Patel, A, Little, SH, Parikh, R, Wyler von Ballmoos, MC, Lumsden, AB, Reardon, MJ & Kleiman, NS 2020, , JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, vol. 13, no. 16, pp. 1945-1948.

Initial experience in a pig model of robotic-assisted intracranial arteriovenous malformation embolization
Desai, VR, Lee, JJ, Tomas, J, Lumsden, AB & Britz, GW 2020, , Operative Neurosurgery, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 205-209.

Ultrasound during neck rotation to reveal a case of positional occlusion of the internal carotid artery
Santirso, D, Garami, Z, Diaz, OM & Lumsden, A 2020, , Journal of Ultrasound, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 297-300.