Dr. Ali Massumi MD

January 15, 1945March 13, 2015

Dr. Ali Massumi, renowned Texas Heart Institute cardiac electrophysiologist, passed away after a protracted battle with cancer at St. Luke’s Hospital on Friday, March 13, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 70. Ali is survived by his wife, Vida; children, Kamron and Mehran, Mehran’s wife Mahsa, grandson Max Ali Massumi, siblings, Soussan Morshedzadeh of Tehran, Iran, Amir Massumi of McLean, VA, Goli Alavi of Isfahan, Iran, and Nazee Banihashemi of Walnut Creek, CA. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Rashideh and Kazem and brother Mohammad. Ali was born on January 15, 1945 in Nain, Iran to Rashideh and Kazem Massumi. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Tehran Medical School in 1971. Ali married the love of his life, Vida, in Iran in 1973. They moved to Buffalo, NY in 1974 where Ali completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Millard Filmore Hospital. Ali and Vida moved to Houston in 1977 to pursue fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the Texas Heart Institute. Ali joined Hall-Garcia Cardiology Associates in 1979 as a partner and remained there throughout his professional career. Ali was a pioneer in electrophysiology at the Texas Heart Institute and the youngest physician to become full Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Massumi was recognized as a groundbreaking electrophysiologist, always at the forefront of his field; and was consistently named one of the best electrophysiologists in the United States, most recently in 2014 by USA Today. Ali was the personal physician of celebrities, prominent physicians, kings and royal families. The Sultanate of Oman endowed the Massumi Chair in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at St. Luke’s Hospital in his honor. Dr. Massumi left an indelible legacy as a mentor. He trained more than 30 electrophysiologists and over 180 cardiologists and interventional cardiologists. Ali was a pillar in the Iranian-American community and helped countless people. Ali was a dedicated husband and father, sacrificing everything he had for his family. Ali was known for his wit and the love he had for his friends. The family will receive friends beginning at 1.p.m. with a funeral scheduled to follow at 2p.m. at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home located at 13001 Katy Freeway. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ali’s life. The family would like to thank the hospital staff at St. Luke’s Hospital for all of their efforts.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 15, 2015
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 15, 2015

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Veronica Robinson

March 8, 2019

I pray the family has peace and comfort as this anniversary approaches of the day that they lost their precious husband and father. Dr. Massumi was a wonderful person and great doctor. He saved my life in 1993. Telling me that the procedure, which was experimental, would last 10-15 years. I wish I could tell him I am in year 26. Blessings from God for this family.

Nancy Rosado

February 2, 2017

It is such a heart broken moment. I just found out about his death. My most and deepest condolences to his family. Thanks to him I am still alive. Such a talented and gentlemen. God Bless you always.....❤

Julie Stafford

March 31, 2016

My Mother and I still miss Dr. Massumi, as he was not only a great and skillful physician, but such a very kind and decent man, as well. We can't believe it has been nearly a year since his passing. I am quite sure I would not have my Mother today had it not been for him. God bless you, Dr. Massumi, and may He bless your family for their willingness to share you with us.

behrooz hemati

March 22, 2016

God Bless him. I pray that he will be with the Lord as he saved so many lives. wonderful man.

Linda Mazzagatti

November 25, 2015

I only now discovered that we have lost a great physician, Dr. Ali Massumi. The practice of medicine is an art and Dr. Massumi was an artisan in the practice of medicine. Both of my parents were his patients. Even when dad was having hip surgery I was able to call on the doctor I trusted most, Dr. Massumi to assist us. Dr. Massumi saved dad as his O2 plummeted when the ordered meds were not given; Massumi caught what 10 docs missed. Dr. Massumi was a fine doctor and a good man, and I know he will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Carlos G. Cardenas MD FACC

October 29, 2015

Quiero sumar mis sentimientos de condolencia y solidaridad por el fallecimiento del doctor Alí Massumi, compañero (Fellow) los años 1978-80 en Adult Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute y St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital. Fue buen amigo, consecuente y solidario con los estudiantes extranjeros del THI. Con él aprendimos las bases del cateterismo cardíaco, con él aprendimos las bases de la investigación, con él aprendimos a ser médico generoso y comprensivo con el paciente enfermo del corazón. Honor al compañero Alí. Carlos Guillermo Cardenas D. MD. FACC Mérida Venezuela

Richard Miller

September 16, 2015

Please accept my condolences. The world has lost a kind and decent man... and an excellent physician and researcher.

Jim Bob Moncrief

September 15, 2015

Dr Massumi is my hero. I was on the learning curve of WPW over 30 years ago when I was just a kid. Three open heart surgeries and countless ablations I am alive today because of his dedication, his love medicine and his fellow man. My family and I love Dr Massumi. My prayers are with him and his family. He will be missed.

September 7, 2015

I just heard the sad news. He was a friend and fellow classmate of mine. Please accept my deep condolances.
Kazem A. Soufi, MD

Catherine Coppinger-Lewis

August 20, 2015

Dr. Massumi was simply the best: he made time to be a real person, as well as a dedicated physician. My prayers for your grief and healing.