William A. Zoghbi, MD, MACC, FAHA, FASE

  • Houston Methodist cardiologist
  • Chair, Houston Methodist Hospital department of cardiology
  • Elkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Health at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
  • Past President, American College of Cardiology
  • Professor of medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

William A. Zoghbi, MD, MACC, FAHA, FASE

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiac imaging
  • Echocardiography 
  • Heart failure
  • Myocardial hibernation
  • Valvular function 
  • Ventricular function 


Cardiovascular Disease, Subspecialty Certification in Echocardiography
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine | 1979
University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital - Internal Medicine - Galveston, TX | 1980
Baylor College of Medicine - Internal Medicine - Houston | 1980
Baylor College of Medicine - Cardiology - Houston | 1985


Natural History of Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation Quantified by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Zhan, Y, Debs, D, Khan, MA, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Khalaf, S, Little, SH, Reardon, MJ, Nagueh, S, Quiñones, MA, Kleiman, N, Zoghbi, WA & Shah, DJ 2020, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 76, no. 11, pp. 1291-1301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.07.036

Renin-Angiotensin System Blockade in Aortic Stenosis: Implications Before and After Aortic Valve Replacement
Goel, SS, Kleiman, NS, Zoghbi, WA, Reardon, MJ & Kapadia, SR 2020, , Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 9, no. 18, pp. e016911. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.016911

Functional assessment of bioprosthetic mitral valves by cardiovascular magnetic resonance: An in vitro validation and comparison to Doppler echocardiography
Maragiannis, D, Jackson, MS, Autry, K, Flores Arredondo, JH, Aggeli, C, Tousoulis, D, Zoghbi, WA, Shah, DJ & Little, SH 2020, , Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, vol. 22, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12968-020-00635-x

Guidelines for the Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography to Assist with Surgical Decision-Making in the Operating Room: A Surgery-Based Approach: From the American Society of Echocardiography in Collaboration with the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Nicoara, A, Skubas, N, Ad, N, Finley, A, Hahn, RT, Mahmood, F, Mankad, S, Nyman, CB, Pagani, F, Porter, TR, Rehfeldt, K, Stone, M, Taylor, B, Vegas, A, Zimmerman, KG, Zoghbi, WA & Swaminathan, M 2020, , Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 692-734. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2020.03.002

Incremental prognostic value of echocardiography of left ventricular remodeling and diastolic function in STICH trial
Kim, KH, She, L, Lee, KL, Dabrowski, R, Grayburn, PA, Rajda, M, Prior, DL, Desvigne-Nickens, P, Zoghbi, WA, Senni, M, Stefanelli, G, Beghi, C, Huynh, T, Velazquez, EJ, Oh, JK & Lin, G 2020, Cardiovascular Ultrasound, vol. 18, no. 1, 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12947-020-00195-1

Cardiovascular Imaging Through the Prism of Modern Metrics
Choi, AD, Geske, JB, Lopez-Mattei, JC, Parwani, P, Wang, DD, Winchester, DE, Sengupta, PP, Zoghbi, WA, Shaw, LJ, Chandrashekhar, YS & Blankstein, R 2020, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 1256-1269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.03.003

Relationship of extracellular volume assessed on cardiac magnetic resonance and serum cardiac troponins and natriuretic peptides with heart failure outcomes
Yang, EY, Khan, MA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Bhimaraj, A, Nambi, V, Hoogeveen, RC, Ballantyne, CM, Zoghbi, WA & Shah, DJ 2019, , Scientific Reports, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 20168. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56213-4

Prognostic Implications of Diffuse Interstitial Fibrosis in Asymptomatic Primary Mitral Regurgitation
Kitkungvan, D, Yang, EY, El Tallawi, KC, Nagueh, S, Nabi, F, Khan, MA, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Lawrie, GM, Zoghbi, WA, Bonow, RO, Quiñones, MA & Shah, DJ 2019, Circulation, vol. 140, no. 25, pp. 2122-2124. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.043250

Myocardial Extracellular Volume Fraction Adds Prognostic Information Beyond Myocardial Replacement Fibrosis
Yang, EY, Ghosn, MG, Khan, MA, Gramze, NL, Brunner, G, Nabi, F, Nambi, V, Nagueh, SF, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Schelbert, EB, Ballantyne, CM, Zoghbi, WA & Shah, DJ 2019, Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. e009535. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.009535

Variation and Disparities in Awareness of Myocardial Infarction Symptoms Among Adults in the United States
Mahajan, S, Valero-Elizondo, J, Khera, R, Desai, NR, Blankstein, R, Blaha, MJ, Virani, SS, Kash, BA, Zoghbi, WA, Krumholz, HM & Nasir, K 2019, , JAMA Network Open, vol. 2, no. 12, pp. e1917885. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.17885

Core Competencies in Echocardiography for Imaging Structural Heart Disease Interventions: An Expert Consensus Statement
Hahn, RT, Mahmood, F, Kodali, S, Lang, R, Monaghan, M, Gillam, LD, Swaminathan, M, Bonow, RO, von Bardeleben, RS, Bax, JJ, Grayburn, P, Zoghbi, WA, Sengupta, PP, Chandrashekhar, Y & Little, SH 2019, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 2560-2570. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.10.008

Auditing the Auditor: The March of Science and the Need to Refresh Guidelines
Marwick, TH & Zoghbi, WA 2019, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 12, no. 11P1, pp. 2139-2140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.01.029

Should Left Atrial Size Influence the Decision to Intervene in Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation?
Zoghbi, WA 2019, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 74, no. 7, pp. 871-873. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.06.033

Global Longitudinal Shortening: A Positive Step Towards Reducing Confusion Surrounding Global Longitudinal Strain
Flachskampf, FA, Blankstein, R, Grayburn, PA, Kramer, CM, Kwong, RYK, Marwick, TH, Nagel, E, Sengupta, PP, Zoghbi, WA & Chandrashekhar, Y 2019, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 12, no. 8P1, pp. 1566-1567. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.03.032

Snoopy's Heart: A Case of Complete Congenital Absence of the Pericardium
Vosko, I, Zhan, Y, Nabi, F & Zoghbi, WA 2019, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 226-227. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-15-3-226

Guidelines for the Evaluation of Valvular Regurgitation After Percutaneous Valve Repair or Replacement: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography Developed in Collaboration with the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Japanese Society of Echocardiography, and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Zoghbi, WA, Asch, FM, Bruce, C, Gillam, LD, Grayburn, PA, Hahn, RT, Inglessis, I, Islam, AM, Lerakis, S, Little, SH, Siegel, RJ, Skubas, N, Slesnick, TC, Stewart, WJ, Thavendiranathan, P, Weissman, NJ, Yasukochi, S & Zimmerman, KG 2019, , Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 431-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2019.01.003

Imaging Assessment of Tricuspid Regurgitation Severity
Hahn, RT, Thomas, JD, Khalique, OK, Cavalcante, JL, Praz, F & Zoghbi, WA 2019, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 469-490. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.07.033

Myocardial Fibrosis in Patients With Primary Mitral Regurgitation With and Without Prolapse
Kitkungvan, D, Nabi, F, Kim, RJ, Bonow, RO, Khan, MA, Xu, J, Little, SH, Quinones, MA, Lawrie, GM, Zoghbi, WA & Shah, DJ 2018, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 72, no. 8, pp. 823-834. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.06.048

Left Main Coronary Trunk Compression by a Severely Enlarged Pulmonary Artery: Noninvasive and Invasive Assessment
Beg, F, Barker, CM & Zoghbi, WA 2019, , JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 314-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2018.08.025