Biography

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.

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, United Kingdom (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

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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Magnetic resonance imaging planning in children with complex congenital heart disease - A new approach.
Valverde I, Tangcharoen T, Hussain T, de Bliek H, Penney G, Breeuwer M, Schaeffter T, Razavi R, Greil G JRSM Cardiovasc Dis 2017 Jan-Dec 6 2048004017701870
Cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking in Kawasaki disease convalescence.
Bratis K, Hachmann P, Child N, Krasemann T, Hussain T, Mavrogeni S, Botnar R, Razavi R, Greil G Ann Pediatr Cardiol 2017 Jan-Apr 10 1 18-25
Right ventricular morphology and function following stage I palliation with a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt versus a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit.
Wong J, Lamata P, Rathod RH, Bertaud S, Dedieu N, Bellsham-Revell H, Pushparajah K, Razavi R, Hussain T, Schaeffter T, Powell AJ, Geva T, Greil GF Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2017 Jan 51 1 50-57
Timely Pulmonary Valve Replacement May Allow Preservation of Left Ventricular Circumferential Strain in Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot.
Burkhardt BE, Velasco Forte MN, Durairaj S, Rafiq I, Valverde I, Tandon A, Simpson J, Hussain T Front Pediatr 2017 5 39
3D Whole Heart Imaging for Congenital Heart Disease.
Greil G, Tandon AA, Silva Vieira M, Hussain T Front Pediatr 2017 5 36
NT-proBNP as Marker of Ventricular Dilatation and Pulmonary Regurgitation After Surgical Correction of Tetralogy of Fallot: A MRI Validation Study.
Paolino A, Hussain T, Pavon A, Velasco MN, Uribe S, OrdoƱez A, Valverde I Pediatr Cardiol 2016 Nov
A clinical combined gadobutrol bolus and slow infusion protocol enabling angiography, inversion recovery whole heart, and late gadolinium enhancement imaging in a single study.
Tandon A, James L, Henningsson M, Botnar RM, Potersnak A, Greil GF, Hussain T J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2016 Oct 18 1 66
Second stage of hybrid pathway: Have we reached a conclusion?
Nassar MS, Anderson D, Hussain T J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 Oct 152 4 1205-6
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
A systematic review of image segmentation methodology, used in the additive manufacture of patient-specific 3D printed models of the cardiovascular system.
Byrne N, Velasco Forte M, Tandon A, Valverde I, Hussain T JRSM Cardiovasc Dis 2016 Jan-Dec 5 2048004016645467

Books

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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
    (2011)
  • 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)