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
Glenfield Hospital (2006), Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2006), Pediatrics
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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Accelerated aortic imaging using small field of view imaging and electrocardiogram-triggered quadruple inversion recovery magnetization preparation.
Peel SA, Hussain T, Cecelja M, Abbas A, Greil GF, Chowienczyk P, Spector T, Smith A, Waltham M, Botnar RM J Magn Reson Imaging 2011 Nov 34 5 1176-83
A new method for quantification of false lumen thrombosis in aortic dissection using magnetic resonance imaging and a blood pool contrast agent.
Clough RE, Hussain T, Uribe S, Greil GF, Razavi R, Taylor PR, Schaeffter T, Waltham M J. Vasc. Surg. 2011 Nov 54 5 1251-8
Toward defining pulmonary sequestration in infancy using two-dimensional echocardiography and novel high temporal resolution "keyhole" three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography.
Hussain T, Greil GF, Bilska K, Miller OI Congenit Heart Dis 2011 Sep-Oct 6 5 488-91
Zoom imaging for rapid aortic vessel wall imaging and cardiovascular risk assessment.
Hussain T, Clough RE, Cecelja M, Makowski M, Peel S, Chowienczyk P, Schaeffter T, Greil G, Botnar R J Magn Reson Imaging 2011 Aug 34 2 279-85
Congenital heart disease in children: coronary MR angiography during systole and diastole with dual cardiac phase whole-heart imaging.
Uribe S, Hussain T, Valverde I, Tejos C, Irarrazaval P, Fava M, Beerbaum P, Botnar RM, Razavi R, Schaeffter T, Greil GF Radiology 2011 Jul 260 1 232-40
Detection of coronary artery anomalies in infants and young children with congenital heart disease by using MR imaging.
Tangcharoen T, Bell A, Hegde S, Hussain T, Beerbaum P, Schaeffter T, Razavi R, Botnar RM, Greil GF Radiology 2011 Apr 259 1 240-7
Maternal methadone therapy increases QTc interval in newborn infants.
Parikh R, Hussain T, Holder G, Bhoyar A, Ewer AK Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2011 Mar 96 2 F141-3
Planning of catheter interventions for pulmonary artery stenosis: improved measurement agreement with magnetic resonance angiography using identical angulations.
Valverde I, Parish V, Hussain T, Rosenthal E, Beerbaum P, Krasemann T Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2011 Feb 77 3 400-8
Single breath-hold assessment of ventricular volumes using 32-channel coil technology and an extracellular contrast agent.
Parish V, Hussain T, Beerbaum P, Greil G, Nagel E, Razavi R, Schaeffter T, Uribe S J Magn Reson Imaging 2010 Apr 31 4 838-44
Hypoglycaemic syncope in children secondary to beta-blockers.
Hussain T, Greenhalgh K, McLeod KA Arch. Dis. Child. 2009 Dec 94 12 968-9

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)