Alan B. Lumsden, MD

Walter W. Fondren III Distinguished Endowed Chair, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
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
Active Clinical Trials

Cook IVC Filter Study


Zenith® p-Branch™ Multicenter Study



Current status of endovascular catheter robotics
Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2018, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, vol 59, no. 3, pp. 310-316. DOI: 10.23736/s0021-9509.18.10447-2

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. DOI: 10.23736/S0021-9509.18.10447-2

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.11.062

Go big or go home: But think small
Lumsden, AB & Reardon, MJ 2018, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.05.007

Electromagnetic tracking of flexible robotic catheters enables "assisted navigation" and brings automation to endovascular navigation in an in vitro study
Schwein, A, Kramer, B, Chinnadurai, P, Virmani, N, Walker, S, OMalley, M, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2016, Journal of Vascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.01.072

New predictors of complications in carotid body tumor resection
Kim, GY, Lawrence, PF, Moridzadeh, RS, Zimmerman, K, Munoz, A, Luna-Ortiz, K, Oderich, GS, de Francisco, J, Ospina, J, Huertas, S, de Souza, LR, Bower, TC, Farley, S, Gelabert, HA, Kret, MR, Harris, EJ, De Caridi, G, Spinelli, F, Smeds, MR, Liapis, CD, Kakisis, J, Papapetrou, AP, Debus, ES, Behrendt, C-A, Kleinspehn, E, Horton, JD, Mussa, FF, Cheng, SWK, Morasch, MD, Rasheed, K, Bennett, ME, Bismuth, J, Lumsden, AB, Abularrage, CJ & Farber, A 2017, Journal of vascular surgery, vol 65, no. 6, pp. 1673-1679. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.12.124

Interventional Therapy for Pulmonary Embolism
Lumsden, AB & Suarez, E 2017, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol 12, no. 4, pp. 219-224. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-12-4-219

Diagnostic and Treatment Advances for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Lumsden, AB & Park, M 2017, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol 12, no. 4, pp. 194. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-12-4-194

Dissecting our advances
Reardon, MJ & Lumsden, AB 2017, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.01.015

Robotic-Assisted Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval
Owji, S, Lu, T, Loh, TM, Schwein, A, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2017, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol 13, no. 1, pp. 34-36. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-13-1-34

A novel technique combining laparoscopic and endovascular approaches using image fusion guidance for anterior embolization of type II endoleak
Zubair, MM, Chinnadurai, P, Loh, FE, Loh, TM, Lumsden, AB & Bechara, CF 2017, Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, vol 3, no. 1, pp. 7-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvscit.2016.09.005

Magnetic resonance venography and three-dimensional image fusion guidance provide a novel paradigm for endovascular recanalization of chronic central venous occlusion
Schwein, A, Lu, T, Chinnadurai, P, Kitkungvan, D, Shah, DJ, Chakfe, N, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2017, Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 60-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2016.07.010

Patient-specific flow descriptors and normalised wall index in peripheral artery disease: a preliminary study
Singh, J, Brunner, G, Morrisett, JD, Ballantyne, CM, Lumsden, AB, Shah, DJ & Decuzzi, P 2016, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/21681163.2016.1184589

Robotic-Assisted Coil Embolization of Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm
Lu, T, Owji, S, Chinnadurai, P, Loh, TM, Schwein, A, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2016, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 102, no. 5, pp. e451-e453. DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.085

Magnetic Resonance Venous Volume Measurements in Peripheral Artery Disease (from ELIMIT)
Kamran, H, Nambi, V, Negi, S, Yang, EY, Chen, C, Virani, SS, Kougias, P, Lumsden, AB, Morrisett, JD, Ballantyne, CM & Brunner, G 2016, American Journal of Cardiology, vol 118, no. 9, pp. 1399-1404. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.07.051

Feasibility of three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography-fluoroscopy image fusion technique in guiding complex endovascular aortic procedures in patients with renal insufficiency
Schwein, A, Chinnadurai, P, Shah, DJ, Lumsden, AB, Bechara, CF & Bismuth, J 2016, Journal of Vascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.10.083

Open Removal of Penetrating Inferior Vena Cava Filter with Repair of Secondary Aortic Dissection: Case Report Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vascular Surgery, Chicago, IL, June 17-20, 2015.
Chauhan, Y, Al Jabbari, O, Abu Saleh, WK, Loh, T, Ali, I & Lumsden, A 2016, Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol 32, pp. 130.e9-130.e12. DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.10.033

Calf muscle perfusion as measured with magnetic resonance imaging to assess peripheral arterial disease
Brunner, G, Bismuth, J, Nambi, V, Ballantyne, CM, Taylor, AA, Lumsden, AB, Morrisett, JD & Shah, DJ 2016, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, pp. 1-15. DOI: 10.1007/s11517-016-1457-1

Morphometric analysis of calcification and fibrous layer thickness in carotid endarterectomy tissues
Han, RI, Wheeler, TM, Lumsden, AB, Reardon, MJ, Lawrie, GM, Grande-Allen, KJ, Morrisett, JD & Brunner, G 2016, Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol 70, pp. 210-219. DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2016.01.019