Cardiovascular

Luminary Expertise for Analysis of Cardiovascular Imaging

Through partnership with the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center (MDHVC), MMI provides access to leading experts in cardiovascular imaging and medicine. The team includes cardiologists and vascular surgeons who provide protocol consultation and independent image review for clinical trials. For trials with multiple imaging modalities, the depth and diversity of our experts allows sponsors to choose a single core lab for the analysis of all study images.

Recognized as a premier research institution, the MDHVC has participated in hundreds of clinical trials and is responsible for developing advanced surgical techniques and therapies that are now considered standard of care. In addition, physicians at the MDHVC have pioneered many of the imaging modalities currently used in cardiovascular medicine such as echocardiography, cardiac Doppler, and nuclear cardiology. They have also developed novel quantitative imaging methods that are applied routinely in clinical research.

Leadership and Medical Directors

Our leadership team of imaging experts includes:

Alan Lumsden, M.D, ChB, RVT, FACS (Medical Director – Aortic & Peripheral)

  • Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Methodist Hospital
  • Medical Director of the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
  • Past President of the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS)
  • President of the Intnl. Society of Endovascular Specialists (ISEVS)
  • Recognized leader in endovascular surgery and treatment of PVD
  • Nearly 450 scientific publications in leading journals

Miguel Quiñones, M.D., MACC  (Medical Director – Cardiology)

  • Chair of the Department of Cardiology, The Methodist Hospital
  • Internationally-recognized expert in cardiac ultrasound
  • Co-authored ASE ‘Recommendations on the Use of Echo in Clinical Trials’
  • ASE Physician Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
  • 200+ manuscripts, 12 book chapters, 250 published abstracts

William Zoghbi, M.D., MACC, FAHA, FASE

  • Chair of Cardiovascular Imaging, MDHVC
  • Past President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • Past President of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
  • Associate Editor of Circulation and JACC-Cardiovascular Imaging
  • 300 scientific publications in leading cardiovascular journals

Neal Kleiman, M.D., FACC

  • Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, MDHVC
  • Expert in interventional cardiology, angioplasty, stenting, and CAD
  • Master of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • Investigator on over 125 research studies and clinical trials
  • 450+ peer-reviewed journal articles, 17 book chapters, 1 text book

Sherif Nagueh, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FASE

  • Medical Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory, MDHVC
  • Author of multiple guidance documents on echocardiography
  • Board Member, International Commission for Accreditation of Echo Labs
  • Editorial board member for Circulation, JACC Imaging, JASE, and others
  • Over 215 scientific articles and book chapters

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