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

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

The Urgency and Impact of Cardiovascular Critical Care
Masud, F 2018, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 75-76. DOI: 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. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-14-2-74

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

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. DOI: 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. 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

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

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

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

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, 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.

Safety and Efficacy of Mobility Interventions in Patients with Femoral Catheters in the ICU: A Prospective Observational Study
Perme, C, Nalty, T, Winkelman, C, Kenji Nawa, R & Masud, F 2013, Cardiopulmonary physical therapy journal, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 12-7.

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.

Establishing a culture of blood management through education: A quality initiative study of postoperative blood use in CABG patients at methodist debakey heart & Vascular Center
Masud, F, Larson-Pollock, K, Leveque, C & Vykoukal, D 2011, American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 349-356. DOI: 10.1177/1062860611398532

Preventing healthcare-associated infections in cardiac surgical patients as a hallmark of excellence.
Masud, F & Vykoukal, D 2011, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 48-50.

Early Mobility and Walking for Patients with Femoral Arterial Catheters in Intensive Care Unit: a Case Series.
Perme, C, Lettvin, C, Throckmorton, TA, Mitchell, K & Masud, F 2011, Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy (Acute Care Section - APTA, Inc.), vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 32-36.