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

Total robotic iliac aneurysm repair with preservation of the internal iliac artery using sutureless vascular anastomosis
Colvard, B, Georg, Y, Lejay, A, Ricco, JB, Swanstrom, L, Lee, J, Bismuth, J, Chakfe, N & Thaveau, F 2019, Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 218-224.

Expert Surgeons Can Smoothly Control Robotic Tools with a Discrete Control Interface
OMalley, MK, Byrne, MD, Estrada, S, Duran, C, Schulz, D & Bismuth, J 2019, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, vol. 49, no. 4, 8741083, pp. 388-394.

Tortuosity of the descending thoracic aorta: Normal values by age
Belvroy, VM, De Beaufort, HWL, Van Herwaarden, JA, Bismuth, J, Moll, FL & Trimarchi, S 2019, PloS one, vol. 14, no. 4, e0215549.

Magnetic resonance imaging based modeling of microvascular perfusion in patients with peripheral artery disease
Gimnich, OA, Singh, J, Bismuth, J, Shah, DJ & Brunner, G 2019, Journal of Biomechanics.

Type 1b Endoleaks After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair are Inadequately Reported: A Systematic Review
Belvroy, VM, de Beaufort, HWL, van Herwaarden, JA, Trimarchi, S, Moll, FL & Bismuth, J 2019, Annals of Vascular Surgery.

Jean Bismuth Spearheads Issue on Venous Interventions
Bismuth, J 2018, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 3.

It's Time We Reassess Our Primitive Understanding of the Venous System
Bismuth, J 2018, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 3.

Intraoperative Imaging and Image Fusion for Venous Interventions
Chinnadurai, P & Bismuth, J 2018, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 200-207.

Short- and midterm results for internal jugular vein extension for short right renal vein kidney transplant
Lu, T, Yi, SG, Bismuth, J, Knight, RJ, Gaber, AO & Bechara, CF 2018, Clinical Transplantation, vol. 32, no. 8, e13312, pp. e13312.

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.

Comparative Analysis of Porcine and Human Thoracic Aortic Stiffness
de Beaufort, HWL, Ferrara, A, Conti, M, Moll, FL, van Herwaarden, JA, Figueroa, CA, Bismuth, J, Auricchio, F & Trimarchi, S 2018, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 560-566.

Current status of endovascular catheter robotics
Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2018, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 310-316.,

Four-dimensional flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance in aortic dissection: Assessment in an ex vivo model and preliminary clinical experience
de Beaufort, HW, Shah, DJ, Patel, AP, Jackson, MS, Spinelli, D, Yang, EY, Ghosn, MG, Autry, K, Igo, SR, Lumsden, AB, Little, SH, Trimarchi, S & Bismuth, J 2018, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

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, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 2-11.

Proposed Magnetic Resonance Imaging Criteria to Diagnose Intramural Haematoma and to Predict Aortic Healing after Acute Type B Aortic Syndrome
Schwein, A, Khan, M, Bennett, M, Chakfe, N, Lumsden, AB, Bismuth, J & Shah, DJ 2018, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

Spontaneous Recanalization After Carotid Artery Dissection: The Case for an Ultrasound-Only Monitoring Strategy
Lumsden, S, Rosta, G, Bismuth, J, Lumsden, AB & Garami, Z 2017, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 243-247.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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