Dr. Michael Dake

Dr. Dake is a leading researcher, clinician, teacher, and administrator. He is internationally known for pioneering image-guided therapies and novel approaches in interventional therapy in the fields of vascular imaging, venous thromboembolic disease, aortic aneurysms, and dissection. Dr. Dake made medical history with the implantation of the world’s first thoracic stent-graft in 1992 and his groundbreaking research with CT angiography and stent-grafts has re-written medical and surgery textbooks.

Prior to joining the UA, he served at Stanford University as Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Catheterization and Angiography Laboratories at Stanford Medical Center, where he spent much of his career. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Department of Radiology in the Virginia Health System.

As a member of the UA’s senior executive team, Dr. Dake works collaboratively with teams throughout the UA and with Banner Health to build the UA’s competitiveness in education, clinical care and biomedical research.