Su-Min Chang, MD

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


Dr. Chang received his first academic appointment in 2003 at the University of Wisconsin as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiology. While there, he also held the position of Director of the Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Medical Center. Dr. Chang held these positions until 2007 when he joined the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.

Description of Research

Dr. Chang´s research concentrates on the use of computed tomography and other imaging methods to improve diagnostic accuracy and predict outcomes in patients with various forms of cardiovascular disease.

Areas Of Expertise

Cardiovascular disease CT clinical outcomes
Education & Training

Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine
MD, University of Buenos Aires
Active Clinical Trials

Reducing Radioisotope Dose: the Half-Dose CZT study



Utility of Cardiac Compute Tomography in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Kassi, M, Hannawi, B, Alamzaib, SM, Ramirez Giraldo, JC & Chang, SM 2018, Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports, vol. 11, no. 11, 30. DOI: 10.1007/s12410-018-9466-0

Prognostic performance of prospective versus retrospective electrocardiographic gating in coronary computed tomographic angiography
Velankar, P, Chaikriangkrai, K, Dewal, N, Bala, SK, Elferjani, B, Alchalabi, S & Chang, SM 2018, Texas Heart Institute Journal, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 214-220. DOI: 10.14503/THIJ-17-6270

Determinants of long-term clinical outcomes in patients with angina but without obstructive coronary artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Radico, F, Zimarino, M, Fulgenzi, F, Ricci, F, Di Nicola, M, Jespersen, L, Chang, SM, Humphries, KH, Marzilli, M & De Caterina, R 2018, European Heart Journal, vol. 39, no. 23, pp. 2135-2146. DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy185

Cardiac imaging in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction
Nagueh, SF, Chang, SM, Nabi, F, Shah, DJ & Estep, JD 2017, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 10, no. 9, e006547. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.117.006547

Imaging to Diagnose and Manage Patients in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
Nagueh, SF, Chang, SM, Nabi, F, Shah, DJ & Estep, JD 2017, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 10, no. 4, e005615. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.005615

Coronary Artery Fistula
Sunkara, A, Chebrolu, LH, Chang, SM & Barker, C 2017, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 78-80. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-13-2-78

Coronary artery calcium score as a predictor for incident stroke: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Chaikriangkrai, K, Jhun, HY, Palamaner Subash Shantha, G, Bin Abdulhak, A, Sigurdsson, G, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, JJ & Chang, SM 2017, International Journal of Cardiology. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.01.132

Prognostic Value of Coronary Artery Calcium Score in Acute Chest Pain Patients Without Known Coronary Artery Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Chaikriangkrai, K, Palamaner Subash Shantha, G, Jhun, HY, Ungprasert, P, Sigurdsson, G, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, JJ & Chang, SM 2016, Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 659-670. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.07.020

Pannus of Mitral Valve Prosthesis Causing Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction
Abudiab, MM, McKay, J, Deavers, M, Zoghbi, WA & Chang, SM 2016, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 183. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-12-3-183

Optimizing evaluation of patients with low-to-intermediate-risk acute chest pain: A randomized study comparing stress myocardial perfusion tomography incorporating stress-only imaging versus cardiac CT
Nabi, F, Kassi, M, Muhyieddeen, K, Chang, SM, Xu, J, Peterson, L, Wray, N, Shirkey, B, Ashton, C & Mahmarian, J 2016, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 378-384. DOI: 10.2967/jnumed.115.166595

Evaluación de la función ventricular con tomografía computada volumétrica en el ámbito clínico
de la Peña-Almaguer, E, Trevino, AR, Sierra-Galan, L, Azpiri-Lopez, JR, Assad-Morell, JL, Kirsch, J & Chang, SM 2016, Archivos de Cardiologia de Mexico, vol. 86, no. 1, pp. 79-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.acmx.2015.05.006

Clinical Utility of Multidetector Computed Tomography in Redo Valve Procedures
Chaikriangkrai, K, Maragiannis, D, Belousova, T, Little, S, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, J & Chang, SM 2016, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, pp. 139-46. DOI: 10.1111/jocs.12694

Elevated Pressures on Aortic Valve Leaflets correlate with Orientation of LVAD Outflow Graft
Karmonik, C, Kassi, M, Bhimaraj, A, Estep, J, Loebe, M & Chang, S 2015, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, vol. 10 Suppl 1, pp. A356. DOI: 10.1186/1749-8090-10-S1-A356

Association of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction with subclinical coronary atherosclerotic disease burden using coronary artery calcium scoring
Maragiannis, D, Schutt, RC, Gramze, NL, Chaikriangkrai, K, McGregor, K, Chin, K, Nabi, F, Little, SH, Nagueh, SF & Chang, SM 2015, Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 1278-1286. DOI: 10.5551/jat.29454

Additive prognostic value of coronary artery calcium score and renal function in patients with acute chest pain without known coronary artery disease: up to 5-year follow-up
Chaikriangkrai, K, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, JJ & Chang, SM 2015, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 1619-1626. DOI: 10.1007/s10554-015-0732-9

Prevalence and implications of subclinical coronary artery disease in patients with atrial fibrillation
Chaikriangkrai, K, Valderrabano, M, Bala, SK, Alchalabi, S, Graviss, EA, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, J & Chang, SM 2015, American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 116, no. 8, pp. 1219-1223. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.07.041

Replicating Patient-Specific Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis with Functional 3D Modeling
Maragiannis, D, Jackson, MS, Igo, SR, Schutt, RC, Connell, P, Grande-Allen, J, Barker, CM, Chang, SM, Reardon, MJ, Zoghbi, WA & Little, SH 2015, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 8, no. 10, e003626. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.115.003626

Bioprosthetic mitral transcatheter transapical valve-in-valve implantation for mitral stenosis in an end-stage renal disease patient
Chaikriangkrai, K, Goswami, R, Little, S, Chang, SM, Ramlawi, B, Jhun, HY, Kleiman, N, Reardon, MJ & Barker, C 2015, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 697-700. DOI: 10.1111/jocs.12604

Diagnosis of ischemia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Role of computed tomography and nuclear stress testing
Chaikriangkraia, K, Chebrolua, L, Bhatti, S & Chang, SM 2015, Current opinion in cardiology, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 483-492. DOI: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000201

Abstract 491: Detection of Subclinical Coronary Artery Disease by Calcium Score in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Potential Clinical Implications
Chaikriangkrai, K, Valderrabano, M, Khaleel Bala, S, Alchalabi, S, Graviss, E, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, J & Chang, SM 2015, Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, vol. 35, no. Suppl 1, pp. A491.