Asma Zainab, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Zainab is an anesthesiologist at The Methodist Hospital where she is also an intensivist in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Prior to joining Methodist in 2006, she was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Description of Research

Dr. Zainab´s research is focused on investigations of the underlying pathological processes in critical care medicine, specifically with regards to the development of insulin resistance and hyperglycemia in non-diabetic patients.

Areas Of Expertise

Critical care medicine Acute care Insulin resistance Hyperglycemia Cardiac critical care
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship, Saint Louis University
Residency, Forest Park Hospital
MD, Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women

Development and Validation of a Risk Score for Respiratory Failure After Cardiac Surgery
Zainab, A, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Fatima, S, Masud, FN & MacGillivray, TE 2021, , The Annals of thoracic surgery.

The Role and Impact of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Critical Care
Ratnani, I, Tuazon, D, Zainab, A & Uddin, F 2018, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 110-119.

How New Support Devices Change Critical Care Delivery
Zainab, A, Tuazon, D, Uddin, F & Ratnani, I 2018, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 101-109.

Updates on critical care management of cardiovascular patients.
Masud, F, Zainab, A, Ratnani, I, Perme, C & Vykoukal, D 2011, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 28-32.