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-sided pulmonary venous pathway obstruction after Mustard operation.
Matthews CE, Hussain T, Miles C, Valverde I, Beerbaum P, Botnar R, Greil G Congenit Heart Dis 2013 Jan-Feb 8 1 66-70
Detection and grading of coronary allograft vasculopathy in children with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the coronary vessel wall.
Hussain T, Fenton M, Peel SA, Wiethoff AJ, Taylor A, Muthurangu V, Razavi R, Botnar RM, Burch M, Greil GF Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2013 Jan 6 1 91-8
Flow-independent 3D whole-heart vessel wall imaging using an interleaved T2-preparation acquisition.
Andia ME, Henningsson M, Hussain T, Phinikaridou A, Protti A, Greil G, Botnar RM Magn Reson Med 2013 Jan 69 1 150-7
Central aortic stiffness, hypertension, and coronary allograft vasculopathy in children.
Hussain T, Burch M, Greil GF, Cecelja M, Fenton M J. Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Dec 31 12 1318-20
Contrast enhancement imaging in coronary arteries in SLE.
Puntmann VO, D'Cruz D, Taylor PC, Hussain T, Indermuhle A, Butzbach B, Botnar R, Nagel E JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2012 Sep 5 9 962-4
Cyanosis in a 9-month-old child after repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous return.
Latus H, Hussain T, Krasemann T, Greil GF Pediatr Radiol 2012 Jun 42 6 758-60
Three-dimensional dual-phase whole-heart MR imaging: clinical implications for congenital heart disease.
Hussain T, Lossnitzer D, Bellsham-Revell H, Valverde I, Beerbaum P, Razavi R, Bell AJ, Schaeffter T, Botnar RM, Uribe SA, Greil GF Radiology 2012 May 263 2 547-54
Cross-sectional and in-plane coronary vessel wall imaging using a local inversion prepulse and spiral read-out: a comparison between 1.5 and 3 Tesla.
Peel SA, Hussain T, Schaeffter T, Greil GF, Lagemaat MW, Botnar RM J Magn Reson Imaging 2012 Apr 35 4 969-75
Novel imaging techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects: MR-guided interventions and beyond.
Valverde I, Hussain T, Razavi R Future Cardiol 2012 Mar 8 2 149-52
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance findings in a pediatric population with isolated left ventricular non-compaction.
Uribe S, Cadavid L, Hussain T, Parra R, Urcelay G, Heusser F, Andía M, Tejos C, Irarrazaval P J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2012 14 9


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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

  • 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)