J. Michael DiMaio, MD
Chief of Staff, The Heart Hospitals Baylor Plano, Denton, McKinney
Medical Director for Surgical Services, Research, and Education
Medical Director for Residency/Fellowship Programs
Chairman of Baylor Scott and White Cardiovascular Research Review Committee Program Director Cardio-Thoracic Fellowship Program
Program Director Structural Heart-Cardiac Surgery Training Program
Dr. J. Michael DiMaio is currently the Chief of Staff for The Heart Hospitals Baylor Plano, Denton, and McKinney, as well as Medical Director for Surgical Services, Research, and Education. He is the Program Director for The Heart Hospital Plano’s Cardio-Thoracic Fellowship Program.
Dr. DiMaio received his medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, an NIH sponsored post-doc Fellowship in surgical research, and then his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Duke.
He was faculty in both cardiothoracic surgery and biomedical engineering at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he was a Full Professor, the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery Research, and held the Laurence and Susan Hirsch/Centex Distinguished Chair in Heart Disease. Dr. DiMaio is also the co- founder of an advanced artificial intelligence designed medical device start-up company, Spectral MD.
Dr. DiMaio has been active and held leadership positions in numerous organizations including the AHA, AATS, STS, STSA, and ACS. He is an active investigator and researcher and is on the editorial boards of JTCVS and AHJ, as well as a reviewer for many other science journals.
He has worked with numerous companies to foster medical device advancement from early stage through advanced clinical trials including Phillips, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, J&J, Ethicon, and Intuitive Surgical. He has received or managed over $150 million of competitive peer-reviewed grants. He has also managed multiple IRB sponsored clinical trial contracts and has served on numerous agency review boards including the NIH, NSF, AHA, and DOD.