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
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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

3D advanced imaging overlay with rapid registration in CHD to reduce radiation and assist cardiac catheterisation interventions.
Arar Y, Reddy SRV, Kim H, Dimas VV, Zellers TM, Abou Zahr R, Vamsee R, Greer JS, Tandon A, Pontiki A, Dillenbeck J, Zabala L, Greil G, Nugent AW, Hussain T, Cardiol Young 2020 Apr 1-7
Invasive cardiovascular magnetic resonance (iCMR) for diagnostic right and left heart catheterization using an MR-conditional guidewire and passive visualization in congenital heart disease.
Veeram Reddy SR, Arar Y, Zahr RA, Gooty V, Hernandez J, Potersnak A, Douglas P, Blair Z, Greer JS, Roujol S, Forte MNV, Greil G, Nugent AW, Hussain T, J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2020 Mar 22 1 20
Monitoring of cardiovascular physiology augmented by a patient-specific biomechanical model during general anesthesia. A proof of concept study.
Le Gall A, Vallée F, Pushparajah K, Hussain T, Mebazaa A, Chapelle D, Gayat É, Chabiniok R, PLoS One 2020 15 5 e0232830
Dobutamine stress testing in patients with Fontan circulation augmented by biomechanical modeling.
Ruijsink B, Zugaj K, Wong J, Pushparajah K, Hussain T, Moireau P, Razavi R, Chapelle D, Chabiniok R, PLoS One 2020 15 2 e0229015
Creating three dimensional models of the right ventricular outflow tract: influence of contrast, sequence, operator, and threshold.
Burkhardt BEU, Brown NK, Carberry JE, Velasco Forte MN, Byrne N, Greil G, Hussain T, Tandon A, Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2019 Nov 35 11 2067-2076
Feasibility of real-time cine cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to predict the presence of significant retrosternal adhesions prior to redo-sternotomy.
Abou Zahr R, Gooty V, Tandon A, Greil G, Pirolli T, Davies R, Jaquiss R, Ramaciotti C, Hussain T, J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2019 Oct 21 1 67
Pediatric heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia patients have locally increased aortic pulse wave velocity and wall thickness at the aortic root.
Tran A, Burkhardt B, Tandon A, Blumenschein S, van Engelen A, Cecelja M, Zhang S, Uribe S, Mura J, Greil G, Hussain T, Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2019 Jun
Living the heart in three dimensions: applications of 3D printing in CHD.
Forte MNV, Hussain T, Roest A, Gomez G, Jongbloed M, Simpson J, Pushparajah K, Byrne N, Valverde I, Cardiol Young 2019 Jun 29 6 733-743
Virtual reality for preoperative planning in large ventricular septal defects.
Mendez A, Hussain T, Hosseinpour AR, Valverde I, Eur Heart J 2019 04 40 13 1092
Visualization of coronary arteries in paediatric patients using whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography: comparison of image-navigation and the standard approach for respiratory motion compensation.
Velasco Forte MN, Valverde I, Prabhu N, Correia T, Narayan SA, Bell A, Mathur S, Razavi R, Hussain T, Pushparajah K, Henningsson M, J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2019 02 21 1 13


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

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

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