Faisal N. Masud, MD, FCCP, FCCM

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


Faisal Masud MD, FCCP, FCCM is the medical director of critical care at Houston Methodist Hospital, vice chair for quality and patient safety, and medical director of the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center. He also serves as professor of clinical anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and professor of anesthesiology at Houston Methodist Institute of Academic Medicine. He currently is the associate quality officer.

Dr. Masud has been the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching four times since 1999. He received the Dean H. Morrow Resident Mentor Award in 2001 and the most prestigious Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award in educational leadership in 2004. In that same year, he was elected a member of the Academy of Distinguished Educators at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2010 he received the Association of Professional in Infection Control (APIC) national award for heroes in infection prevention. In 2014 he received the John W. Overstreet, MD, Award, given each year to a physician at Houston Methodist Hospital who exemplifies the best of the medical profession. He has many research projects, publications, and is an invited faculty at multiple local, state, national meetings and international conferences.

Areas Of Expertise

Reducing sepsis Infection control
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

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. DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2018.01.99

Effect of butyrate on genetic expression of Sirt1/AMPK and Akt/mTOR Axes in murine adipose tissue
Shakoori, TA, Zulfiqar, S, Khawaja, KI & Masud, F 2018, Pakistan Journal of Zoology, vol 50, no. 2, pp. 515-522. DOI: 10.17582/journal.pjz/2018.50.2.515.522

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. DOI: 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, F 2017, Perfusion (United Kingdom), vol 32, no. 3, pp. 238-244. DOI: 10.1177/0267659116678057

The role of nitazoxanide in combination with interferon and ribavirin in the treatment of genotype 3 hepatitis c among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Moazzam, A, Fida, M, Nazeer, S, Atif, A & Masud, F 2017, Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, vol 11, no. 1, pp. 471-474.

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. DOI: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000509919.41060.4b

Clinical and electrophysiological efficacy of leaf extract of gingko biloba L (Ginkgoaceae) in subjects with diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy
Numan, A, Masud, F, Khawaja, KI, Khan, FF, Qureshi, AB, Burney, S, Ashraf, K, Ahmad, N, Yousaf, MS, Rabbani, I, Zaneb, H & Rehman, H 2016, Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, vol 15, no. 10, pp. 2137-2145. DOI: 10.4314/tjpr.v15i10.12

Association of metabolic factors with dengue viral infection on admission triage which predict its clinical course during Lahore dengue epidemic
Mirza, AMB, Fida, M, Murtaza, G, Niazi, R, Hanif, A, Irfan, K & Masud, F 2016, Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, vol 66, no. 9, pp. 1102-1106.

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, F & Wray, NP 2016, Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, vol 42, no. 3, pp. 122-131. DOI: 10.1016/S1553-7250(16)42015-5

Metformin and pancreatic cancer: Is there a role?
De Souza, A, Khawaja, KI, Masud, F & Saif, MW 2016, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, vol 77, no. 2, pp. 235-242. DOI: 10.1007/s00280-015-2948-8

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, F & Wray, NP 2016, Medical Care, vol 54, no. 3, pp. 303-310. DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000481

Changes in body weight and lipid profile of mice treated with sodium butyrate and metformin
Masud, F, Shakoori, TA, Khawaja, KI, Ali, M & Ameer, F 2016, Pakistan Journal of Zoology, vol 48, no. 5, pp. 1343-1348.

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.

Khan, FFA, Numan, A, Khawaja, KIR, Atif, A, Fatima, A & Masud, F 2015, Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC, vol 27, no. 1, pp. 187-191.

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, F 2014, Perfusion, vol 29, no. 5, pp. 456-461. DOI: 10.1177/0267659114524264

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

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

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.

Chemotherapy and metformin in pancreatic adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumors
Burney, S, Khawaja, KI, Saif, MW & Masud, F 2014, Journal of the Pancreas, vol 15, no. 4, pp. 313-316. DOI: 10.6092/1590-8577%2F2677

Diabetes and pancreatic cancer
Burney, S, Irfan, K, Saif, MW & Masud, F 2014, Journal of the Pancreas, vol 15, no. 4, pp. 319-321. DOI: 10.6092/1590-8577%2F2680