Faisal N. Masud, MD, FCCP, FCCM

Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Academic Institute
Mary A. and M. Samuel Daffin, Sr. Centennial Chair in Anesthesia and Critical Care, Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Faisal Masud serves as Board Member, Houston Methodist Board of Directors, and Medical Director of Center for Critical Care at Houston Methodist Hospital System overseeing 8 hospitals ICU’s and V-ICU. He also serves as Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety, the Associate Quality Officer, and Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center. He is Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Professor of Anesthesiology at Houston Methodist Institute of Academic Medicine, and Professor in the department of Acute & Continuing Care at UT-Houston. He received his training at Duke University Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Among his many awards are Presidential Gold Medal. He has been the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching four times, the Dean H. Morrow Resident Mentor Award in 2001, and the most prestigious Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award in Educational Leadership. He was elected a member of the Academy of Distinguished Educators at Baylor College of Medicine. He received Association of Professional in Infection Control (APIC) National award for Heroes in Infection Prevention 2010. He is also recipient of the Overstreet Award for exemplifying best of medical profession.

Dr. Masud's leadership resulted in great improvements in patient care and clinical outcomes, in patient safety & quality, sepsis control, central line infections, ventilator associated pneumonia, surgical site infections, blood transfusions, pharmacy etc. resulting hundreds of lives saved and millions of dollar in cost savings.

His focus is improving healthcare in underdeveloped health systems in less developed countries and has been doing volunteer work to improve healthcare in vulnerable areas for many years. He is also the Board Member of Shifa USA a Houston based charitable organization providing free medical and dental care, women shelter etc.

He has many research projects, publications and is an invited faculty at multiple local, state, national meetings and international conferences and meetings including Canada, Malaysia, Israel, China, Pakistan, Brazil, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

Areas Of Expertise

Reducing sepsis Infection control Cardiac critical care Patient safety and quality COVID-19
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center
Clinical Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency, Monmouth Medical Center Program
Internship, Frankford Hospital
Clinical Fellowship, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
MD, The Rawalpundi Medical College

Racial and ethnic disparities in SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: analysis of a COVID-19 observational registry for a diverse US metropolitan population
Vahidy, FS, Nicolas, JC, Meeks, JR, Khan, O, Pan, A, Jones, SL, Masud, F, Sostman, HD, Phillips, R, Andrieni, JD, Kash, BA & Nasir, K 2020, BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. e039849. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039849

Aerosol containment box to the rescue: Extra protection for the front line
Hsu, SH, Lai, HY, Zabaneh, F & Masud, FN 2020, Emergency Medicine Journal. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2020-209829

Provider Burnout and Fatigue During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from a High-Volume Intensive Care Unit
Sasangohar, F, Jones, SL, Masud, FN, Vahidy, FS & Kash, BA 2020, Anesthesia and Analgesia. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000004866

Cardiogenic Shock in Perioperative and Intraoperative Settings: A Team Approach
Masud, FN, Gheewala, G, Giesecke, NM, Suarez, EE & Ratnani, I 2020, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-16-1-e1

Emergent Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) performed on patient with DiGeorge Syndrome
Suresh, R, Fatima, S, Ratnani, I, Masud, F & Reardon, MJ 2020, Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2020.03.011

Sepsis outcomes in solid organ transplant recipients
Gotur, DB, Masud, FN, Ezeana, CF, Nisar, T, Paranilam, J, Chen, S, Puppala, M, Wong, ST & Zimmerman, JL 2019, Transplant Infectious Disease, vol. 22, no. 1, e13214. https://doi.org/10.1111/tid.13214

Infection-induced systemic inflammation is a potential driver of Alzheimer's disease progression
Giridharan, VV, Masud, FN, Petronilho, F, Dal-Pizzol, F & Barichello, T 2019, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, vol. 11, no. MAY, 122. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2019.00122

Journal Editors Recognize Faisal Masud, M.D., for his Exceptional Guidance on this Issue Addressing Cardiovascular Critical Care
Masud, F 2018, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 74. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-74

The Urgency and Impact of Cardiovascular Critical Care
Masud, F 2018, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 75-76. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-75

Is 24/7 In-House Intensivist Staffing Necessary in the Intensive Care Unit?
Masud, F, Lam, TYC & Fatima, S 2018, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 134-140. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-14-2-134

Is 24/7 In-House Intensivist Staffing Necessary in the Intensive Care Unit?
Masud, F, Lam, TYC & Fatima, S 2018, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 134-140. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-134

Enhanced recovery after thoracic surgery reduces discharge on highly dependent narcotics
Kim, MP, Chan, EY, Meisenbach, LM, Dumitru, R, Brown, JK & Masud, FN 2018, , Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 984-990. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.01.99

Analysis of Rothman Index Data to Predict Postdischarge Adverse Events in a Medical Intensive Care Unit
Gotur, DB, Masud, F, Paranilam, J & Zimmerman, JL 2018, Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, pp. 885066618770128. https://doi.org/10.1177/0885066618770128

Developing and testing a comprehensive tool to assess family meetings: Empirical distinctions between high- and low-quality meetings
Bruce, CR, Newell, AD, Brewer, JH, Timme, DO, Cherry, E, Moore, J, Carrettin, J, Landeck, E, Axline, R, Millette, A, Taylor, R, Downey, A, Uddin, F, Gotur, D, Masud, F & Zhukovsky, DS 2017, Journal of Critical Care, vol. 42, pp. 223-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.07.040

Evaluation of a pharmacy managed heparin protocol for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients
Fitousis, K, Klasek, R, Mason, PE & Masud, FN 2017, , Perfusion (United Kingdom), vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 238-244. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659116678057

Healthcare Waste: Preventing Central Line Infections and the Role of Ultrasound
Ratnani, I, Naeem, A, Surani, S, Masud, FN & Voralu, K 2016, , Critical Care Medicine, vol. 44, no. 12, 1245, pp. 387. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ccm.0000509919.41060.4b

The sepsis early recognition and response initiative (SERRI)
Jones, SL, Ashton, CM, Kiehne, L, Gigliotti, E, Bell-Gordon, C, Pinn, TT, Tran, SK, Nicolas, JC, Rose, AL, Shirkey, BA, Disbot, M, Masud, FN & Wray, N 2016, , Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 122-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1553-7250(16)42015-5

Outcomes and resource use of sepsis-associated stays by presence on admission, severity, and hospital type
Jones, SL, Ashton, CM, Kiehne, LB, Nicolas, JC, Rose, AL, Shirkey, BA, Masud, FN & Wray, N 2016, , Medical Care, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 303-310. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000000481

Reductions in Sepsis Mortality and Costs After Design and Implementation of a Nurse-Based Early Recognition and Response Program
Jones, SL, Ashton, CM, Kiehne, L, Gigliotti, E, Bell-Gordon, C, Disbot, M, Masud, F, Shirkey, BA & Wray, NP 2015, Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety / Joint Commission Resources, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 483-491.

Evaluation of the activated clotting time and activated partial thromboplastin time for the monitoring of heparin in adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients
Atallah, S, Liebl, M, Fitousis, K, Bostan, F & Masud, FN 2014, Perfusion, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 456-461. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659114524264