Dr. M. 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. Since moving to this position at UTSW, Dr Hussain has built a clinical cardiac imaging program and research team (including post-doctoral students, training fellows, collaborators and peers). He continued to secure and manage grant-funded research as principal investigator (including NSF funding) and has mentored numerous trainees and junior faculty. His work in interventional cardiac MRI, three-dimenesional imaging and computational modelling continues to receive international recognition.


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
Glenfield Hospital (2006), Pediatric Cardiology
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2006), Pediatrics
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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Left Ventricular Torsion Obtained Using Equilibrated Warping in Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot.
Castellanos DA, Škardová K, Bhattaru A, Berberoglu E, Greil G, Tandon A, Dillenbeck J, Burkhardt B, Hussain T, Genet M, Chabiniok R, Pediatr Cardiol 2021 Apr
Feasibility and safety of quantitative adenosine stress perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in pediatric heart transplant patients with and without coronary allograft vasculopathy.
Duran SR, Huffaker T, Dixon B, Gooty V, Abou Zahr R, Arar Y, Greer JS, Butts RJ, Hussain MT, Pediatr Radiol 2021 Apr
Retraining Convolutional Neural Networks for Specialized Cardiovascular Imaging Tasks: Lessons from Tetralogy of Fallot.
Tandon A, Mohan N, Jensen C, Burkhardt BEU, Gooty V, Castellanos DA, McKenzie PL, Zahr RA, Bhattaru A, Abdulkarim M, Amir-Khalili A, Sojoudi A, Rodriguez SM, Dillenbeck J, Greil GF, Hussain T, Pediatr Cardiol 2021 Mar 42 3 578-589
Lymphatic pathway evaluation in congenital heart disease using 3D whole-heart balanced steady state free precession and T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance.
Gooty VD, Veeram Reddy SR, Greer JS, Blair Z, Zahr RA, Arar Y, Castellanos DA, Pimplawar S, Greil GF, Dillenbeck J, Hussain T, J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2021 Mar 23 1 16
MRI for Guided Right and Left Heart Cardiac Catheterization: A Prospective Study in Congenital Heart Disease.
Velasco Forte MN, Roujol S, Ruijsink B, Valverde I, Duong P, Byrne N, Krueger S, Weiss S, Arar Y, Reddy SRV, Schaeffter T, Hussain T, Razavi R, Pushparajah K, J Magn Reson Imaging 2020 Nov
Coronary CT Angiography in Pediatric and Young Adult Coronary Allograft Vasculopathy: Single-Center Experience.
Gooty VD, Dillenbeck J, Arar Y, Castellanos DA, Greil GF, Hernandez NB, Kirk R, Butts R, Hussain T, JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2020 Nov
Interventional Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iCMR) in an Adolescent with Pulmonary Hypertension.
Reddy SRV, Arar Y, Hussain T, Greil G, Zabala L, Das BB, Medicina (Kaunas) 2020 Nov 56 12
Black-Blood Contrast in Cardiovascular MRI.
Henningsson M, Malik S, Botnar R, Castellanos D, Hussain T, Leiner T, J Magn Reson Imaging 2020 Oct e27399
Real-World Experience Measurement of Liver Iron Concentration by R2 vs. R2 Star MRI in Hemoglobinopathies.
Abou Zahr R, Burkhardt BEU, Ehsan L, Potersnak A, Greil G, Dillenbeck J, Rogers Z, Hussain T, Diagnostics (Basel) 2020 Sep 10 10
Commentary: Are we there yet?
Hancock Friesen CL, Hussain T, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 Jul


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Honors & Awards

  • Pohost Runner-Up Award for Best Article of 2020
    JCMR (2021)
  • Best Poster Award
    CSI (Catheter Interventions in Congenital and Structural Heart Disease), Frankfurt (2019)
  • Best Research Award
    PICS Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego (2019)
  • Exposition 2nd place award
    Mentor for University of Texas Design Undergraduate Computer Science Exposition Senior Project (2018)
  • Outstanding Scientist Award
    Neoheart Conference, Fort Worth, Texas (2018)
  • Top abstract winner, Robotic Technology and Virtual Reality category
    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (2018)
  • Mimics Innovation Award 2nd Place, Americas Region
    Materialise Annual Innovation Conference Brussels, Belgium (2017)
  • Quality and Safety Improvement Award
    Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Trust (2014)
  • 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)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Fellow, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) (2019)
  • Member, American Heart Association (2015)
  • Member, British Congenital Cardiac Association (2006-2015)
  • Member, International Society of Magnetic Resonance In Medicine (2018)
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (MRCPS, Glasgow) (2007)
  • Member, SCMR Working Group, Pediatric Cardiology (2013-2020)
  • Memebr, Virtual Physiological Human Institute (2020)