Faisal N. Masud, MD, FCCP, FCCM

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


Faisal Masud MD, FCCP, FCCM

Board Member, Houston Methodist Board of Directors. Medical Director of Center for Critical Care at Houston Methodist Hospital System overseeing 8 hospitals ICU’s and V-ICU.He is the Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety. 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 department of Acute & Continuing care UT Houston. He is the Associate Quality Officer. 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.

His leadership skills resulted in great improvements in patient care and clinical outcomes, in Patient Safety & Quality, Sepsis, 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
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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Comparison of dexmedetomidine versus propofol for sedation in mechanically ventilated patients after cardiovascular surgery
Wanat, M, Fitousis, K, Boston, F & Masud, FN 2014, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 111-117.

A tool to assess mobility status in critically ill patients: the Perme Intensive Care Unit Mobility Score
Perme, C, Nawa, RK, Winkelman, C & Masud, FN 2014, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 41-49.

ECMO for refractory hypoxia; current state of the art and future directions
Fetter, J, Ratnani, I & Masud, FN 2014, Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 44-49. https://doi.org/10.2174/1573398X10666140407212724

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