Dr. Husain obtained his medical degree from the University of North Dakota where he was a Ray Dugan Memorial Academic Scholar. He completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where he was given the Edward Mason Resident award and also became the Chief Administrative Resident. He then completed fellowship training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of North Carolina.
In 2006, after a successful three years as an adult cardiac surgeon specializing in aortic and valvular surgery, he pursued a fellowship at Riley Children's Hospital at Indiana University School of Medicine in Congenital Cardiac Surgery under the direction of Dr. John Brown. Dr. Husain began his academic career at the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, prior to joining the Children's Heart Network and UT Health San Antonio in 2008. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2009 at which time he was also appointed as the Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. He subsequently became the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio in 2010. He has recently been named the Surgeon In Chief for UT Health San Antonio and University Health System Pediatric Transition Process.
He also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Cardiothoracic Fellowship Training Program within the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Health Science Center. He is board certified in General Surgery, Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery as well as Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery. His research interests have produced published manuscripts involving the study of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, Sternal Wound Infections as well as Pulmonary Homograft usage for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Reconstruction. Dr. Husain has also been a committee member for the review of grant applications involving cardiovascular devices submitted to the National Institutes of Health since 2010.
In addition to a significant clinical interest in neonatal cardiac surgery and single ventricle physiology, Dr. Husain is also very involved in international humanitarian surgical mission work as well as local charitable endeavors. In particular, he is very involved with HeartGift, an organization designed to bring children from underserved nations to San Antonio for corrective heart surgery. Most importantly, he is married to his wife Rebecca and is the father to two young children, Sofia and Yusuf Husain.