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

Significantly Decreased Mortality in a Large Cohort of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patients Transfused Early with Convalescent Plasma Containing High-Titer Anti-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Spike Protein IgG
Salazar, E, Christensen, PA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Castillo, B, Chen, J, Lopez, BV, Eagar, TN, Yi, X, Zhao, P, Rogers, J, Shehabeldin, A, Joseph, D, Masud, F, Leveque, C, Olsen, RJ, Bernard, DW, Gollihar, J & Musser, JM 2020, , American Journal of Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.10.008

Ethical Considerations When Using a Mobile Eye Tracker in a Patient-Facing Area: Lessons from an Intensive Care Unit Observational Protocol
Larsen, EP, Kolman, JM, Masud, FN & Sasangohar, F 2020, , Ethics & human research, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 2-13. https://doi.org/10.1002/eahr.500068

Use of telecritical care for family visitation to ICU during the COVID-19 pandemic: an interview study and sentiment analysis
Sasangohar, F, Dhala, A, Zheng, F, Ahmadi, N, Kash, B & Masud, F 2020, , BMJ Quality & Safety, pp. bmjqs-2020-011604. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2020-011604

Tele-ICU: A key to residents' role in the intensive care unit during COVID-19 pandemic
Al-Saadi, MA, Wright, JU & Masud, FN 2020, , The clinical teacher, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 551-552. https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.13254

Impact of Small-N Studies During a Pandemic
Corsello, DP, Gotur, DB, Carroll, CL, Masud, FN & Simpson, SQ 2020, , CHEST, vol. 158, no. 4, pp. 1338-1340. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2020.05.581

Rapid Implementation and Innovative Applications of a Virtual Intensive Care Unit During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Case Study
Dhala, A, Sasangohar, F, Kash, B, Ahmadi, N & Masud, F 2020, , Journal of medical Internet research, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. e20143. https://doi.org/10.2196/20143

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

Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patients with Convalescent Plasma
Salazar, E, Perez, KK, Ashraf, M, Chen, J, Castillo, B, Christensen, PA, Eubank, T, Bernard, DW, Eagar, TN, Long, SW, Subedi, S, Olsen, RJ, Leveque, C, Schwartz, MR, Dey, M, Chavez-East, C, Rogers, J, Shehabeldin, A, Joseph, D, Williams, G, Thomas, K, Masud, F, Talley, C, Dlouhy, KG, Lopez, BV, Hampton, C, Lavinder, J, Gollihar, JD, Maranhao, AC, Ippolito, GC, Saavedra, MO, Cantu, CC, Yerramilli, P, Pruitt, L & Musser, JM 2020, , American Journal of Pathology, vol. 190, no. 8, pp. 1680-1690. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.05.014

Aerosol containment box to the rescue: Extra protection for the front line
Hsu, SH, Lai, HY, Zabaneh, F & Masud, FN 2020, , Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 37, no. 7, pp. 400-401. 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, F, Gheewala, G, Giesecke, M, Suarez, EE & Ratnani, I 2020, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. e1-e7. 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

Characteristics and Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients during Initial Peak and Resurgence in the Houston Metropolitan Area
Vahidy, FS, Drews, AL, Masud, FN, Schwartz, RL, Askary, BB, Boom, ML & Phillips, RA 2020, , JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 324, no. 10, pp. 998-1000. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2020.15301

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