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

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 2021, , Journal of Robotic Surgery.

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.

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.

Pivotal Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the MANTA Vascular Closure Device During Percutaneous EVAR and TEVAR Procedures
Krajcer, Z, Wood, DA, Strickman, N, Bernardo, N, Metzger, C, Aziz, M, Bacharach, JM, Nanjundappa, A, Campbell, J, Lee, JT, Dake, MD, Lumsden, A & Nardone, S 2020, , Journal of Endovascular Therapy, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 414-420.

Feasibility of Robotic-Assisted Neurovascular Interventions: Initial Experience in Flow Model and Porcine Model
Britz, GW, Tomas, J & Lumsden, A 2020, , Clinical Neurosurgery, vol. 86, no. 2, pp. 309-314.

Current utilization and future directions of robotic-assisted endovascular surgery
Legeza, P, Britz, GW, Loh, T & Lumsden, A 2020, , Expert Review of Medical Devices, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 919-927.

Clinical Experience with the Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft in Complex Revascularizations Demonstrates Safety and Efficacy
Nguyen-Lee, JJ, Zubair, MM, Chegireddy, V, Yammine, H, Bennett, ME, Lumsden, AB, Bechara, CF & Bismuth, J 2020, , Annals of Vascular Surgery.

Telerobotic stroke intervention: A novel solution to the care dissemination dilemma
Panesar, SS, Volpi, JJ, Lumsden, AB, Desai, V, Kleiman, N, Sample, TL, Elkins, E & Britz, GW 2020, , Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 132, no. 3, pp. 971-978.

Pivotal Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the MANTA Percutaneous Vascular Closure Device: The SAFE MANTA Study
Wood, DA, Krajcer, Z, Sathananthan, J, Strickman, N, Metzger, C, Fearon, W, Aziz, M, Satler, LF, Waksman, R, Eng, M, Kapadia, S, Greenbaum, A, Szerlip, M, Heimansohn, D, Sampson, A, Coady, P, Rodriguez, R, Krishnaswamy, A, Lee, JT, Ben-Dor, I, Moainie, S, Kodali, S, Chhatriwalla, AK, Yadav, P, ONeill, B, Kozak, M, Bacharach, JM, Feldman, T, Guerrero, M, Nanjundappa, A, Bersin, R, Zhang, M, Potluri, S, Barker, C, Bernardo, N, Lumsden, A, Barleben, A, Campbell, J, Cohen, DJ, Dake, M, Brown, D, Maor, N, Nardone, S, Lauck, S, ONeill, WW & Webb, JG 2019, , Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, vol. 12, no. 7, e007258.

Value of the hybrid operating theater for an integrated approach to diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary nodules in 2019
Kothapalli, PR, Wyler von Ballmoos, MC, Chinnadurai, P, Lumsden, AB & Ramchandani, MK 2019, , Frontiers in Surgery, vol. 6, 36.

Functionalization of endovascular devices with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for interventional cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging
Blanco, E, Segura-Ibarra, V, Bawa, D, Nafiujjaman, M, Wu, S, Liu, H, Ferrari, M, Lumsden, AB, Shah, DJ & Lin, CH 2019, , Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 21, no. 2, 38.

Computed tomography criteria for the use of advanced localization techniques in minimally invasive thoracoscopic lung resection
Kim, MP, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Meisenbach, LM, Kopas, LM, Graviss, EA, Lumsden, AB & Gupta, N 2018, , Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 10, no. 6. <>

Current status of endovascular catheter robotics
Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2018, , Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 310-316.,

Go big or go home: But think small
Lumsden, AB & Reardon, MJ 2018, , Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 156, no. 5, pp. 1772.

Computed tomography angiography-fluoroscopy image fusion allows visceral vessel cannulation without angiography during fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair
Schwein, A, Chinnadurai, P, Behler, G, Lumsden, AB, Bismuth, J & Bechara, CF 2018, , Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 2-11.

Intraoperative cone beam computed tomography-guided endovascular recanalization of an interrupted aorta
Auyang, PL, Chinnadurai, P, MacGillivray, T, Lumsden, AB, Breinholt, JP & Lin, CH 2018, , Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 1292-1296.