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William A. Zoghbi, a renowned cardiology, echocardiography and cardiac imaging expert, has developed noninvasive heart function and valve disorder evaluation techniques. As a result, Dr. Zoghbi has overseen national and international heart valve evaluation guideline development.

He built his reputation on his ischemic heart disease, myocardial function and hibernation research, as well as his development of echocardiographic techniques to evaluate valvular dynamics and measure valvular regurgitation. Dr. Zoghbi has authored more than 300 publications and lectured at every major cardiology conference worldwide.

Dr. Zoghbi has served:

  • The American College of Cardiology (ACC); president in 2012, honored as a master in 2013 and Board of Trustee member from 2002 to 2015
  • The American Heart Association
  • The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE); president in 2008
  • The World Heart Federation; board member from 2014 to 2015 and Global Cardiovascular Disease Taskforce co-chair

Since 2008, Dr. Zoghbi’s professional activities have included:

  • Implementing the ACC’s international mission and working with many international chapters he helped build
  • Representing the ACC and the global cardiovascular community at the United Nations and World Health Organization, advocating for a 25 percent reduction of the world’s noncommunicable disease mortality rate by 2025, known as the 25 x 25 Initiative
  • Focusing on patient-centered care and spearheading the CardioSmart.org relaunch while ACC president

Dr. Zoghbi’s scholarly contributions include service as:

  • A senior editor of JACC Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Global health section editor for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • An editorial board member of Global Heart
  • Former associate editor of Circulation

A dedicated educator, Dr. Zoghbi has trained more than 100 cardiology fellows in advanced cardiovascular imaging. In 2004, he received the American Society of Echocardiography’s Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award.  He also co-chaired the American College of Cardiology committee responsible for a monograph advising cardiovascular imaging training best practices.

In 2005, Dr. Zoghbi joined the Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group following his 20-year tenure at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was the John S. Dunn Professor of Medicine and served as Houston Methodist’s echocardiography laboratory director. In 2005, he established Houston Methodist’s Cardiovascular Imaging Institute, integrating all cardiovascular imaging modalities to enhance patient care, education and research. He became the William L. Winters Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging in 2005. In 2016, Dr. Zoghbi was appointed chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Houston Methodist and holds the Elkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiology, established in his honor.  

Research interests

Dr. Zoghbi´s research focuses on cardiovascular imaging, emphasizing echocardiography. He has developed methods for evaluation of valvular function, ventricular function quantitation and myocardial viability detection in patients with ischemic ventricular dysfunction. More recently, Dr. Zoghbi has collaborated with University of Houston mathematicians and led his laboratory’s efforts to better understand cardiac valve structure and function and improve quantitation of artificial valve function using in vitro modeling and multimodality imaging.

Education/Academic qualification

Cardiology, Clinical Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine

Jul 1 1982Jul 1 1985

Award Date: Jul 1 1985

Internal Medicine, Residency, Baylor College of Medicine

Jul 1 1980Jun 30 1982

Award Date: Jun 30 1982

Internal Medicine, Internship, University of Texas, Medical Branch

Jul 1 1979Jun 30 1980

Award Date: Jun 30 1980

MD, Meharry Medical College School of Medicine

… → May 31 1979

Award Date: May 31 1979

Research Area Keywords

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Heart & Vascular
  • Imaging & Radiology

Free-text keywords

  • Echocardiography
  • Valvular function
  • Ventricular function
  • Myocardial hibernation

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Research Output

Cardiovascular Imaging Through the Prism of Modern Metrics

Choi, A. D., Geske, J. B., Lopez-Mattei, J. C., Parwani, P., Wang, D. D., Winchester, D. E., Sengupta, P. P., Zoghbi, W. A., Shaw, L. J., Chandrashekhar, Y. S. & Blankstein, R., May 2020, In : JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. 13, 5, p. 1256-1269 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 1 Scopus citations
  • Guidelines for the Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography to Assist with Surgical Decision-Making in the Operating Room: A Surgery-Based Approach: From the American Society of Echocardiography in Collaboration with the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

    Nicoara, A., Skubas, N., Ad, N., Finley, A., Hahn, R. T., Mahmood, F., Mankad, S., Nyman, C. B., Pagani, F., Porter, T. R., Rehfeldt, K., Stone, M., Taylor, B., Vegas, A., Zimmerman, K. G., Zoghbi, W. A. & Swaminathan, M., Jun 2020, In : Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 33, 6, p. 692-734 43 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Incremental prognostic value of echocardiography of left ventricular remodeling and diastolic function in STICH trial

    Kim, K. H., She, L., Lee, K. L., Dabrowski, R., Grayburn, P. A., Rajda, M., Prior, D. L., Desvigne-Nickens, P., Zoghbi, W. A., Senni, M., Stefanelli, G., Beghi, C., Huynh, T., Velazquez, E. J., Oh, J. K. & Lin, G., May 28 2020, In : Cardiovascular Ultrasound. 18, 1, 17.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ramping Up Safely to a New Normal

    ACC Imaging Council, Jul 2020, In : JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. 13, 7, p. 1615-1626 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Prizes

    2018 Ben Qurrah Award

    Zoghbi, William A. (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)