J. Michael DiMaio, MD

Baylor Scott and White Research Institute, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Plano TX, USA

Dr. J. Michael DiMaio is currently the Chief of Staff and Medical Director for Publications and Post Graduate Cardiovascular Education at the Baylor Research Institute as well as the Program Director for Thoracic Residency and Surgical Services for the Baylor Scott & White Health System.  Dr. DiMaio received his medical degree from the University of Miami in 1987 and completed residencies in Internal Medicine and General Surgery, NIH sponsored surgical research, and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. 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 founder of an advanced medical device start-up company, Spectral MD, and serves as its Chairman and CEO.  

Dr. DiMaio has been active and held leadership positions in numerous organizations including 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, Johnson & Johnson, Denver Biomedical, Ethicon, and Intuitive Surgical.  He has managed multiple IRB clinical trial contracts and has served on numerous agency review boards including NIH, NSF, AHA, ISHLT, DOD, and ABTS.