Jean Bismuth, MD

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Bismuth received his medical degree from Copenhagen University in Copenhagen, Denmark and completed his surgical residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Subsequently, he completed his Vascular Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Bismuth is an active member of professional societies including The Society for Vascular Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, The Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society, The Danish Medical Association, and the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society.

Dr. Bismuth is the recipient of a Society for Vascular Surgery grant and is a national PI for two major clinical trials in the US. His is also the recipient of the Dyer Fellowship Award to support his research in vascular surgery robotics, and imaging and computational fluid dynamics.

Description of Research

Dr. Bismuth’s clinical interests include the treatment of patients with aortic disease, carotid disease, mesenteric disease, venous disease, and lower extremity occlusive disease. He also has expertise in dialysis access and arterial and venous malformations.

His research focuses on robotics in vascular surgery, imaging in vascular surgery, plaque morphology and lipids in atherosclerosis, and preventive and medical interventions in vascular surgery. He also has basic science research programs in robotic aortic surgery and dynamic MRA imaging of aortic dissections.

Areas Of Expertise

Surgery Cardiovascular disease Imaging Robotics
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship
Internship, Gentofte University Hospital
MD, Kobenhavns University
Active Clinical Trials

GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis



Current status of endovascular catheter robotics
Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2018, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, vol 59, no. 3, pp. 310-316. DOI: 10.23736/s0021-9509.18.10447-2

Status of branched endovascular aortic arch repair
van Bakel, TM, de Beaufort, HW, Trimarchi, S, Trischitta, MMM, Bismuth, J, Moll, FL, Patel, HJ & van Herwaarden, JA 2018, Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, vol 7, no. 3, pp. 409-416. DOI: 10.21037/acs.2018.03.13

Current status of endovascular catheter robotics
Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2018, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery. DOI: 10.23736/S0021-9509.18.10447-2

A step forward or running from risk?
Bismuth, J & Reardon, MJ 2017, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.11.037

Computed tomography angiography-fluoroscopy image fusion allows visceral vessel cannulation without angiography during fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair
Schwein, A, Chinnadurai, P, Behler, G, Lumsden, AB, Bismuth, J & Bechara, CF 2018, Journal of Vascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.11.062

Pivotal Study of a Next-Generation Balloon-Expandable Stent-Graft for Treatment of Iliac Occlusive Disease
Bismuth, J, Gray, BH, Holden, A, Metzger, C & Panneton, J 2017, Journal of Endovascular Therapy, vol 24, no. 5, pp. 629-637. DOI: 10.1177/1526602817720463

Polymer coating embolism from intravascular medical devices — a clinical literature review
Chopra, AM, Mehta, M, Bismuth, J, Shapiro, M, Fishbein, MC, Bridges, AG & Vinters, HV 2017, Cardiovascular Pathology, vol 30, pp. 45-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.carpath.2017.06.004

Contemporary repair of type a aortic dissection
Auyang, PL, Bismuth, J & Reardon, MJ 2017, Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, vol 24, no. 3, pp. 107-117. DOI: 10.23736/s1824-4777.17.01301-8

Electromagnetic tracking of flexible robotic catheters enables "assisted navigation" and brings automation to endovascular navigation in an in vitro study
Schwein, A, Kramer, B, Chinnadurai, P, Virmani, N, Walker, S, OMalley, M, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2016, Journal of Vascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.01.072

New predictors of complications in carotid body tumor resection
Kim, GY, Lawrence, PF, Moridzadeh, RS, Zimmerman, K, Munoz, A, Luna-Ortiz, K, Oderich, GS, de Francisco, J, Ospina, J, Huertas, S, de Souza, LR, Bower, TC, Farley, S, Gelabert, HA, Kret, MR, Harris, EJ, De Caridi, G, Spinelli, F, Smeds, MR, Liapis, CD, Kakisis, J, Papapetrou, AP, Debus, ES, Behrendt, C-A, Kleinspehn, E, Horton, JD, Mussa, FF, Cheng, SWK, Morasch, MD, Rasheed, K, Bennett, ME, Bismuth, J, Lumsden, AB, Abularrage, CJ & Farber, A 2017, Journal of vascular surgery, vol 65, no. 6, pp. 1673-1679. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.12.124

Robotic-Assisted Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval
Owji, S, Lu, T, Loh, TM, Schwein, A, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2017, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol 13, no. 1, pp. 34-36. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-13-1-34

Magnetic resonance venography and three-dimensional image fusion guidance provide a novel paradigm for endovascular recanalization of chronic central venous occlusion
Schwein, A, Lu, T, Chinnadurai, P, Kitkungvan, D, Shah, DJ, Chakfe, N, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2017, Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 60-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2016.07.010

Iliac Limb Perigraft Access with Robotic Catheter Assistance for Type 2 Endoleak Embolization
Schwein, A, Chinnadurai, P & Bismuth, J 2016, Annals of Vascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.05.122

Robotic-Assisted Coil Embolization of Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm
Lu, T, Owji, S, Chinnadurai, P, Loh, TM, Schwein, A, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2016, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 102, no. 5, pp. e451-e453. DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.085

Smoothness of Surgical Tool Tip Motion Correlates to Skill in Endovascular Tasks
Estrada, S, Duran, C, Schulz, D, Bismuth, J, Byrne, MD & Omalley, MK 2016, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, vol 46, no. 5, 7462178, pp. 647-659. DOI: 10.1109/THMS.2016.2545247

Feasibility of three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography-fluoroscopy image fusion technique in guiding complex endovascular aortic procedures in patients with renal insufficiency
Schwein, A, Chinnadurai, P, Shah, DJ, Lumsden, AB, Bechara, CF & Bismuth, J 2016, Journal of Vascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.10.083

Imagerie de la dissection aortique de type B : ce que veut savoir le chirurgien avant et après l'intervention
Ohana, M, Labani, A, Georg, Y, Jeung, MY, Thaveau, F, Schwein, A, Karmonik, C, Bismuth, J, Chakfé, N & Roy, C 2016, Journal des Maladies Vasculaires, vol 41, no. 4, pp. 260-271. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmv.2016.05.005

Calf muscle perfusion as measured with magnetic resonance imaging to assess peripheral arterial disease
Brunner, G, Bismuth, J, Nambi, V, Ballantyne, CM, Taylor, AA, Lumsden, AB, Morrisett, JD & Shah, DJ 2016, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, pp. 1-15. DOI: 10.1007/s11517-016-1457-1

E-selectin-targeting delivery of microRNAs by microparticles ameliorates endothelial inflammation and atherosclerosis
Ma, S, Tian, XY, Zhang, Y, Mu, C, Shen, H, Bismuth, J, Pownall, HJ, Huang, Y & Wong, WT 2016, Scientific Reports, vol 6, 22910. DOI: 10.1038/srep22910

Case Report: Delayed Type A Aortic Dissection Following Complete Debranching of the Aortic Arch and Stent Graft Placement
Al Jabbari, O, Abu Saleh, WK, Irshad, A, Christensen, T, Bruckner, B, Bismuth, J & Loebe, M 2016, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol 12, no. 1, pp. 45-47. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-12-1-45