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

Sex differences in machine learning computed tomography-derived fractional flow reserve
Al Rifai, M, Ahmed, AI, Han, Y, Saad, JM, Alnabelsi, T, Nabi, F, Chang, SM, Cocker, M, Schwemmer, C, Ramirez-Giraldo, JC, Zoghbi, WA, Mahmarian, JJ & Al-Mallah, MH 2022, , Scientific Reports, vol. 12, no. 1, 13861.

Time-resolved, Cardiac-gated Computed Tomography After Endovascular Ascending Aortic and Arch Repair
Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, Ramirez-Giraldo, JC, Garami, Z, Lumsden, AB, Atkins, MD & Chang, SM 2022, , Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 113, no. 5, pp. 1685-1691.

Prognostic Value of Computed Tomography-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve Comparison With Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Ahmed, AI, Han, Y, Al Rifai, M, Alnabelsi, T, Nabi, F, Chang, SM, Cocker, M, Schwemmer, C, Ramirez-Giraldo, JC, Kleiman, NS, Zoghbi, WA, Mahmarian, JJ & Al-Mallah, MH 2022, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 284-295.

Dynamic, Time-Resolved CT Angiography After EVAR: A Quantitative Approach to Accurately Characterize Aortic Endoleak Type and Identify Inflow Vessels
Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, Legeza, P, Peden, EK, Bavare, CS, Chang, SM & Lumsden, AB 2022, , Journal of Endovascular Therapy.

Prosthetic Aortic Valve Thrombosis
Pournazari, P, Chang, S-M, Little, SH, Goel, S & Faza, NN 2022, , US Cardiology Review, vol. 16, e17.

Dynamic Computed Tomography Angiography is More Accurate in Diagnosing Endoleaks than Standard Triphasic Computed Tomography Angiography and Enables Targeted Embolization
Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, Osztrogonácz, P, Peden, EK, Bavare, CS, Sótonyi, P, Chang, S-M & Lumsden, AB 2022, , Annals of Vascular Surgery.

Time-Resolved, Dynamic Computed Tomography Angiography for Characterization of Aortic Endoleaks and Treatment Guidance via 2D-3D Fusion-Imaging
Berczeli, M, Chinnadurai, P, Chang, SM & Lumsden, AB 2021, , Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, no. 178.

Added prognostic value of plaque burden to computed tomography angiography and myocardial perfusion imaging
Ahmed, AI, Han, Y, Al Rifai, M, Alnabelsi, T, Nabi, F, Chang, SM, Chamsi-Pasha, MA, Nasir, K, Mahmarian, JJ, Cainzos-Achirica, M & Al-Mallah, MH 2021, , Atherosclerosis, vol. 334, pp. 9-16.

Outcomes of patients with moderate-to-severe Ischemia excluded from the ischemia trial
Al-Mallah, MH, Ahmed, AI, Nabi, F, Chang, SM, Kleiman, NS, Chamsi-Pasha, MA, Shah, A, Han, Y, Zoghbi, WA & Mahmarian, JJ 2022, , Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 1100-1105.

Dynamic, Time-Resolved Computed Tomography Angiography Technique to Characterize Aortic Endoleak Type, Inflow and Provide Guidance for Targeted Treatment
Berczeli, M, Lumsden, AB, Chang, SM, Bavare, CS & Chinnadurai, P 2022, , Journal of Endovascular Therapy, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 11-22.

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 2021, , Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, vol. 31, pp. 57-60.

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.