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

Potential of 3D-printed models in planning structural interventional procedures.
Gorka Gómez-Ciriza1 G, Hussain T, Gómez-Cía T, Valverde I Interventional Cardiology 2015 7 4 345-352
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance catheterization derived pulmonary vascular resistance and medium-term outcomes in congenital heart disease.
Pushparajah K, Tzifa A, Bell A, Wong JK, Hussain T, Valverde I, Bellsham-Revell HR, Greil G, Simpson JM, Schaeffter T, Razavi R J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2015 17 28
Diagnosis and management of coronary allograft vasculopathy in children and adolescents.
Dedieu N, Greil G, Wong J, Fenton M, Burch M, Hussain T World J Transplant 2014 Dec 4 4 276-93
Comprehensive evaluation of a patient with Kawasaki disease and giant coronary aneurysms with cardiac magnetic resonance.
Prsa M, Hussain T, McCrindle BW, Grosse-Wortmann L Congenit Heart Dis 2014 Nov-Dec 9 6 E195-8
Coronary magnetic resonance angiography in heterotopic heart transplant recipient.
Henningsson M, Greil GF, Burch M, Hussain T, Taylor AM, Muthurangu V, Botnar RM, Dedieu N Circulation 2014 Apr 129 13 1453-5
Streaming in transposition of the great arteries by using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
Wong J, Pushparajah K, Hussain T, Giese D, Dedieu N, Mathur S, Greil GF, Razavi R, Bell A Circulation 2014 Mar 129 10 1169-70
Imaging for coronary allograft vasculopathy in children and adolescents.
Dedieu N, Hussain T, Burch M. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology 2014 Dec; 37(1-2):29-35
The emerging role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the evaluation of Kawasaki disease.
Mavrogeni S, Papadopoulos G, Hussain T, Chiribiri A, Botnar R, Greil GF Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2013 Dec 29 8 1787-98
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in congenital heart disease as an alternative to diagnostic invasive cardiac catheterization: a single center experience.
Heathfield E, Hussain T, Qureshi S, Valverde I, Witter T, Douiri A, Bell A, Beerbaum P, Razavi R, Greil GF Congenit Heart Dis 2013 Jul-Aug 8 4 322-7
Multimodality imaging of subclinical aortic atherosclerosis: relation of aortic stiffness to calcification and plaque in female twins.
Cecelja M, Hussain T, Greil G, Botnar R, Preston R, Moayyeri A, Spector TD, Chowienczyk P Hypertension 2013 Mar 61 3 609-14


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)