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

The SAFE-AAA Study: Is One Limb at a Time Better Than Two?
Osztrogonacz, P & Lumsden, AB 2023, , Circulation, vol. 147, no. 17, pp. 1277-1280.

To Cross or Not to Cross: Using MRI-Histology to Characterize Dense Collagenous Plaque in Critical Limb Ischemia
Shah, KJ, Benfor, B, Karmonik, C, Lumsden, AB & Roy, TL 2023, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 1-6.

The Spectrum of Care for Aortic Disease
Lumsden, AB 2023, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 1-3.

Explant of the Aortic Endograft: Today's Solutions, Tomorrow's Problems
Lumsden, AB 2023, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 38-48.

Dynamic Imaging of Aortic Pathologies: Review of Clinical Applications and Imaging Protocols
Osztrogonacz, P, Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, Chang, SM, Shah, DJ & Lumsden, AB 2023, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 4-14.

Cardiovascular collapse during mechanical thrombectomy for acute pulmonary embolism and the role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patient rescue
Benfor, B, Haddad, P, Bohle, K, Atkins, MD, Lumsden, AB & Peden, EK 2023, , Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders.

Magnetic resonance imaging based superficial femoral artery velocity measurements in peripheral artery disease
Sinharoy, A, Reddy, N, Lin, JK, Nambi, V, Yang, EY, Kougias, P, Taylor, AA, Lumsden, AB, Ballantyne, CM, Morrisett, JD & Brunner, G 2022, , Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 93, pp. 128-134.

Imaging aortic intramural hematoma with blood pools using time-resolved, dynamic computed tomography angiography
Berczeli, M, Chang, SM, Lumsden, AB & Chinnadurai, P 2022, , Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 76, no. 4, pp. 1087-1088.

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.

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 2023, , Journal of Endovascular Therapy, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 123-131.

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.

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, e217608.

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.

Dynamic Computed Tomography Angiography is More Accurate in Diagnosing Endoleaks than Standard Triphasic Computed Tomography Angiography and Enables Targeted Embolization
Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, Osztrogonácz, P, Peden, EK, Bavare, CS, Sótonyi, P, Chang, SM & Lumsden, AB 2023, , Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol. 88, pp. 318-326.

Evaluation of a Novel System for RFID Intraoperative Cardiovascular Analytics
Hendricks, W, Mecca, J, Rahimi, M, Rojo, MR, Von Ballmoos, MCW, McFall, RG, Haddad, P, Berczeli, MT, Sinha, K, Barnes, RG, Peden, EK, Lumsden, AB, MacGillivray, TE & Corr, SJ 2022, , IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, vol. 10, 1900309.

Added Value of Selective Intra-arterial Cone-Beam CT Angiography in the Management of Visceral Artery Aneurysms
Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, Veress, DS, Diaz, O, Bavare, CS & Lumsden, AB 2022, , Journal of Endovascular Therapy.