Biography

Dr. Mohammad Tarique Hussain graduated from Queens’ College, University of Cambridge (UK) where he was elected as a Queens’ college scholar for his academic achievements. He undertook cardiology fellowships at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (UK) and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow (UK). He further underwent advanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cardiac computed tomography training (CT) at King’s College London, where he completed his doctoral degree (PhD) in Imaging Sciences. His thesis was on the subject of magnetic resonance imaging in pediatric coronary vasculopathy with a special focus on post-transplant coronary vasculopathy and aortic correlates of coronary disease.

Since then, Dr. Hussain continued to work as an academic senior lecturer and staff pediatric cardiologist with an interest in clinical cardiac imaging (including X-ray angiography; MRI, CT and echocardiography). During this time he has been prolific in his research work and has been internationally acclaimed for his use of cutting edge technology to improve the healthcare of children (e.g. BBC Breakfast, BBC News online, Telegraph). 

Dr. Hussain moved to UT Southwestern in 2015 to take up the position of director of congenital cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at Children's Medical Center. His current research interests are in congenital heart disease, heart transplantation and cardiomyopathies.

Education

Medical School
University of Cambridge (1999), Medicine
Internship
University of Cambridge (2001), General Surgery
Residency
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2003), Pediatrics
Fellowship
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (2003), Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2006), Pediatrics
Fellowship
Glenfield Hospital (2006), Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship
Royal Hospital for Sick Children (2008), Pediatric Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Acquired Heart Disease in Children
  • Congential Heart Disease in Children
  • Pediatric Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Pediatric Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Research Interest

    • Assessment of ventriculo-arterial coupling in congenital and acquired heart disease
    • Cardiac MRI for improved vascular imaging
    • Implementation of new cardiac imaging technologies to improve patient care and well-being
    • Use of 3D printing techniques in pediatric cardiology

    Publications

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    Use of a semi-automated cardiac segmentation tool improves reproducibility and speed of segmentation of contaminated right heart magnetic resonance angiography.
    Tandon A, Byrne N, Nieves Velasco Forte ML, Zhang S, Dyer AK, Dillenbeck JM, Greil GF, Hussain T Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2016 May
    Whole-heart coronary MR angiography using image-based navigation for the detection of coronary anomalies in adult patients with congenital heart disease.
    Henningsson M, Hussain T, Vieira MS, Greil GF, Smink J, Ensbergen GV, Beck G, Botnar RM J Magn Reson Imaging 2015 Oct
    Chronic Occlusion of the Superior Vena Cava Resulting in Cyanosis in an Adult: Unusual Case Highlighting the Value of Collaboration Between Adult and Congenital Cardiology Services.
    Rafiq I, Morgan G, Silva Vieira M, Qureshi S, Hussain T Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2015 Sep 8 9 e002163
    Second stage after initial hybrid palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Arterial or venous shunt?
    Nassar MS, Narayan SA, Nyman A, Salih C, Austin CB, Anderson D, Hussain T J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2015 Aug 150 2 350-7
    Magnetic resonance imaging catheter stress haemodynamics post-Fontan in hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    Pushparajah K, Wong JK, Bellsham-Revell HR, Hussain T, Valverde I, Bell A, Tzifa A, Greil G, Simpson JM, Kutty S, Razavi R Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2015 Jul
    Quantification and significance of diffuse myocardial fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction in childhood hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
    Hussain T, Dragulescu A, Benson L, Yoo SJ, Meng H, Windram J, Wong D, Greiser A, Friedberg M, Mertens L, Seed M, Redington A, Grosse-Wortmann L Pediatr Cardiol 2015 Jun 36 5 970-8
    Technical and anatomical factors affecting the size of the branch pulmonary arteries following first-stage Norwood palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    Nassar MS, Bertaud S, Goreczny S, Greil G, Austin CB, Salih C, Anderson D, Hussain T Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2015 Feb
    Thoracic but not abdominal phase contrast magnetic resonance-derived aortic pulse wave velocity is elevated in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm.
    Abbas A, Cecelja M, Hussain T, Greil G, Modarai B, Waltham M, Chowienczyk PJ, Smith A J. Hypertens. 2015 Feb
    Abnormal myocardial perfusion in kawasaki disease convalescence.
    Bratis K, Chiribiri A, Hussain T, Krasemann T, Henningsson M, Phinikaridou A, Mavrogeni S, Botnar R, Nagel E, Razavi R, Greil G JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2015 Jan 8 1 106-8
    Combined coronary lumen and vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging with i-T2prep: influence of nitroglycerin.
    Hussain T, Henningsson M, Butzbach B, Lossnitzer D, Greil GF, Andia ME, Botnar RM Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2015 Jan 31 1 77-82

    Books

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    Honors & Awards

    • Magna cum Laude Award
      International Society for Magenetic Resonanace in Medicine, International Meeting (2012)
    • Madeleine Steel Foundation Fellowship Award
      (2011)
    • Queen's College Scholar
      Queen's College, University of Cambridge (1997)
    • Quality and Safety Improvement Award
      Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Trust

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Member, SCMR Working Group, Pediatric Cardiology (2013)
    • Member, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) (2008)
    • Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (MRCPS, Glasgow) (2007)
    • Member, British Congenital Cardiac Association (2006)