Dr. Michael Dake is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University after returning to Stanford in 2008. He is also director of the Catheterization and Angiography Laboratory at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Dake began his career at Stanford in 1990 as section chief of cardiovascular and interventional radiology and co-director of the Catheterization and Angiography Lab. For 15 years, his research at Stanford focused on Endovascular device development and management of aortic pathologies. He is known as a major contributor to the development of vascular stent-grafting and image-guided treatments for arterial disease and venous disease. After leaving Stanford,
Dr. Dake chaired the Department of Radiology at the University of Virginia for three years. He works with a number of other new imaging and therapeutic modalities, including advanced CT and MR angiographic methods. Dr. Dake participates as a member of a number of device manufacturers' clinical advisory boards and has editorial appointments to several medical journals. Dr. Dake received his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine.