Su-Min Chang, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Academic Institute
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

A stable method for 4D CT-based CFD simulation in the right ventricle of a TGA patient
Vassilevski, Y, Danilov, A, Lozovskiy, A, Olshanskii, M, Salamatova, V, Chang, SM, Han, Y & Lin, CH 2020, , Russian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 315-324.

Cardiac Computed Tomography for Structural Heart Disease Assessment and Therapeutic Planning: Focus on Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction
Senapati, A, Faza, NN, Mahmarian, J & Chang, S-M 2020, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 86-96.

Cardiac Computed Tomography for Comprehensive Coronary Assessment: Beyond Diagnosis of Anatomic Stenosis
Parikh, R, Patel, A, Lu, B, Senapati, A, Mahmarian, J & Chang, S-M 2020, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 77-85.

Patient-Specific 3-Dimensional Printed Modeling of the Tricuspid Valve for MitraClip Procedure Planning
Vukicevic, M, Faza, NN, Avenatti, E, Durai, PC, El-Tallawi, KC, Filippini, S, Chang, SM & Little, SH 2020, , Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 13, no. 7, e010376.

Association between FFRCT and instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) of intermediate lesions on coronary computed tomography angiography
Beg, F, Rehman, H, Chamsi-Pasha, MA, Nabi, F, Chang, SM, Mahmarian, JJ & Al-Mallah, MH 2020, , Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine.

Clinical Utility of CT Fusion Imaging in Guiding Trans-catheter Paravalvular Leak Closure
Malahfji, M, Chang, SM, Faza, N, Chinnadurai, P, Neill, J, Rehman, H, Kleiman, NS, Little, S & Barker, CM 2019, , Structural Heart, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 339-340.

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.

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, S-M 2018, , Texas Heart Institute Journal, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 214-220.

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.

A Case of Infected Mitral-Aortic Intervalvular Fibrosa Pseudoaneurysm
Malahfji, M, Chamsi-Pasha, MA & Chang, S-M 2018, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 151-152.

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.

Coronary Artery Fistula
Sunkara, A, Chebrolu, LH, Chang, SM & Barker, C 2017, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 78-80.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 139-46.

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.

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.