Alan B. Lumsden, M.D.

Dr. Alan Lumsden is Professor & Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and the Medical Director of the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center at the Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree with honors from the University Of Edinburgh, Scotland. He completed his internship in General Surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He then moved to the United States, completing his General Surgery residency, clinical and research fellowships in Vascular Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Lumsden was an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He later became Director of the Emory Endovascular Training Center and the Emory Venous Clinic in Atlanta. He was initially appointed Head of General Vascular Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine and later moved to the Houston where he was named Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lumsden then moved to his present position as chairman of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Lumsden is Co-Founder and Co- Director of the Pumps & Pipes Program.

His clinical expertise includes:

  • Open & Minimally Invasive Aortic Repairs
  • Thoracic & Abdominal Aortic Repairs
  • Visceral Revascularization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Limb Salvage
  • Arteriovenous Malformations

Dr. Lumsden has developed an international reputation as a leader in the field of endovascular surgical research. He has received grants from the National Institutes of Health. His work has resulted in more than 200 scientific articles, abstracts, books, book chapters and more than 100 presentations.

His research interests include:

  • Vascular Restenosis
  • Developing newer methods of minimally invasive technologies
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Vascular Imaging
  • Endovascular Navigation
  • Robotic Endovascular Surgery