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.


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

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


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Feasibility of 3D black-blood variable refocusing angle fast spin echo cardiovascular magnetic resonance for visualization of the whole heart and great vessels in congenital heart disease.
Henningsson M, Zahr RA, Dyer A, Greil GF, Burkhardt B, Tandon A, Hussain T J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2018 11 20 1 76
Dual-phase whole-heart imaging using image navigation in congenital heart disease.
Moyé DM, Hussain T, Botnar RM, Tandon A, Greil GF, Dyer AK, Henningsson M BMC Med Imaging 2018 Oct 18 1 36
Exploring kinetic energy as a new marker of cardiac function in the single ventricle circulation.
Wong J, Chabiniok R, Tibby SM, Pushparajah K, Sammut E, Celermajer D, Giese D, Hussain T, Greil GF, Schaeffter T, Razavi R J. Appl. Physiol. 2018 Sep 125 3 889-900
The importance of qualitative and quantitative regional wall motion abnormality assessment at rest in pediatric coronary allograft vasculopathy.
Dedieu N, Silva Vieira M, Fenton M, Wong J, Botnar R, Burch M, Greil G, Hussain T Pediatr Transplant 2018 08 22 5 e13208
Arterial stiffening is a heritable trait associated with arterial dilation but not wall thickening: a longitudinal study in the twins UK cohort.
Cecelja M, Jiang B, Keehn L, Hussain T, Silva Vieira M, Phinikaridou A, Greil G, Spector TD, Chowienczyk P Eur. Heart J. 2018 Jun 39 24 2282-2288
Improved coronary magnetic resonance angiography using gadobenate dimeglumine in pediatric congenital heart disease.
Silva Vieira M, Henningsson M, Dedieu N, Vassiliou VS, Bell A, Mathur S, Pushparajah K, Figueroa CA, Hussain T, Botnar R, Greil GF Magn Reson Imaging 2018 06 49 47-54
Rationalising the use of cardiac catheterisation before Glenn completion.
James L, Tandon A, Nugent A, Malik S, Ramaciotti C, Greil G, Zabala L, Forbess J, Hussain T Cardiol Young 2018 Mar 1-6
Interventional Correction of Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect and Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage: Procedural Planning Using 3D Printed Models.
Velasco Forte MN, Byrne N, Valverde I, Gomez Ciriza G, Hermuzi A, Prachasilchai P, Mainzer G, Pushparajah K, Henningsson M, Hussain T, Qureshi S, Rosenthal E JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Feb 11 2 Pt 1 275-278
Morphological three-dimensional analysis of papillary muscles in borderline left ventricles.
Velasco Forte MN, Nassar M, Byrne N, Silva Vieira M, Pérez IV, Ruijsink B, Simpson J, Hussain T Cardiol Young 2017 Sep 27 7 1369-1376
Improved passive catheter tracking with positive contrast for CMR-guided cardiac catheterization using partial saturation (pSAT).
Velasco Forte MN, Pushparajah K, Schaeffter T, Valverde Perez I, Rhode K, Ruijsink B, Alhrishy M, Byrne N, Chiribiri A, Ismail T, Hussain T, Razavi R, Roujol S J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2017 Aug 19 1 60


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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
  • 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)