Shuaib Abdullah, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of the Division of Cardiology. He is the Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging at the Dallas VA Medical Center.

Dr. Abdullah holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Texas A&M University in College Station. He earned his medical degree, completed internal medicine residency training, completed advanced training through a fellowship in cardiology, and earned a master's degree in clinical science at UT Southwestern. He also completed a fellowship in cardiac MRI at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiology, Dr. Abdullah joined the UT Southwestern Faculty in 2010.

Dr. Abdullah’s research interests include cardiac MRI and preventive cardiology. His investigations have resulted in more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as contributions to reviews, book chapters, editorials, and meeting proceedings.

Dr. Abdullah is active in several professional societies, including the Society of Cardiovascular Medical Resonance, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology.

He is an ad hoc reviewer for the American Heart Journal, the American Journal of Cardiology, and Circulation.


Texas A & M University (1995), Biochemistry
Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2001), Medicine

Research Interest

  • Cardiac MRI
  • Preventive Cardiology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Randomized comparison of the effects of rosiglitazone vs. placebo on peak integrated cardiovascular performance, cardiac structure, and function.
McGuire DK, Abdullah SM, See R, Snell PG, McGavock J, Szczepaniak LS, Ayers CR, Drazner MH, Khera A, de Lemos JA. Eur Heart Journal July 2010 18 2262-70
The effect of rosiglitazone on integrated cardiovascular performance, cardiac structure, function and myocardial triglyceride: trial design and rationale.
McGuire DK, See R, Abdullah SM, Snell PG, McGavock JM, Ayers CR, Szczepaniak LS. Diab Vasc Dis Res. January 2009 6(1) 43-50
Association between renal function and circulating levels of natriuretic peptides (from the Dallas Heart Study).
Das SR, Abdullah SM, Leonard D, Drazner MH, Khera A, McGuire DK, de Lemos JA. Am J Cardiol November 2008 102(10) 1394-8

Honors & Awards

  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology (2012)
  • American Heart Association (2010)
  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (2010)