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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Lead-induced tricuspid stenosis--successful management by balloon angioplasty.
Hussain T, Knight WB, McLeod KA Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2009 Jan 32 1 140-2
Oral rehydration therapy: a lesson from the developing world.
Messahel S, Hussain T Arch. Dis. Child. 2008 Feb 93 2 183-4
Maternal methadone may cause arrhythmias in neonates.
Hussain T, Ewer AK Acta Paediatr. 2007 May 96 5 768-9
Positive pretransplantation cytomegalovirus serology is a risk factor for cardiac allograft vasculopathy in children.
Hussain T, Burch M, Fenton MJ, Whitmore PM, Rees P, Elliott M, Aurora P Circulation 2007 Apr 115 13 1798-805
NICE guidelines for hyperlipidaemia in children and young people with type I diabetes: time for a rethink?
Hussain T, Bagnall A, Agwu JC Arch. Dis. Child. 2006 Jun 91 6 545
Paracetamol poisoning unmasking factor VII deficiency.
Chilton AP, Hussain T, Elias E Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2002 Apr 14 4 441-3

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)