Michael D. Dake

Interventional radiologist

Bio:   Michael D. Dake was born in South Bend, Indiana and received his undergraduate degree at Harvard College where he was elected First Class Marshall, Class of 1973. Subsequently, he graduated from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he completed an internship, residency, and chief residency year in internal medicine before moving west.

The year following his fellowship, he worked at San Francisco General Hospital before moving to Miami in 1988 to join Barry T. Katzen, the year after he founded the Miami Vascular Institute. In 1990, Dr. Dake returned to California to assume the positions of Section Chief of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine and Co-director of the Catheterization and Angiography Laboratories at Stanford University Hospital. In addition to pioneering work in the area of stents for the treatment of venous obstruction and the earliest literature contributions in the field of CT angiography, the Stanford group under the leadership of Dr. Dake performed a number of medical firsts.
The most enduring reputation of Stanford Interventional Radiology is the sustained development of endovascular procedures for the management of a variety of aortic diseases. Blessed by supportive relationships with talented surgeons from a department with a long celebrated history of excellence in the operative treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the interventional radiology section under Dr. Dake’s leadership acquired extensive clinical experience with endovascular procedures for the management of ischemic complications related to branch vessel involvement with aortic dissection, while in the animal laboratory they were exploring innovative techniques to treat the aortic lesions in acute type B dissection. The novelty of these approaches soon gained the attention of those in the field with interests in acute aortic syndromes.

In January 2005, Dr. Dake assumed the role of Chairman of the Department of Radiology and the Harrison Distinguished Medical Teaching Professor of Radiology at the University of Virginia Health System. In addition, he held professorial appointments in the Department of Medicine (Pulmonary Diseases) and Surgery at the School of Medicine in Charlottesville. During his tenure, he led the development of a new research facility for the Department with the construction of the Snyder Translational Research Building at the Fontaine Research Park. Dr. Dake served as a member of the Market Strategy Committee of the Health System, the Clinical Chairs Committee of the Health Services Foundation, and the Clinical Services Executive Committee.

In the fall of 2008, Dr. Dake returned to Stanford where he is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Catheterization and Angiography Laboratories at Stanford Medical Center. He and his wife, Barbara, have three daughters and a son.

Heart Surgery Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, Room A31
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-724-7500
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1987) CA
  • Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1986) CA
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine (1982) TX
  • Board Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (1986)
  • Board Certification: Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1986)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1981)
  • Board Certification: Vascular and Interventional Radiology, American Board of Radiology (1994)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1983) CA
  • Medical Education: Baylor College of Medicine (1978) TX

Honors & Awards

  • First Class Marshall, Harvard College (1973)
  • Elmer Ng, M.D. Award: Outstanding Resident in Diagnostic Radiology, University of California, San Francisco (1986)
  • Fellow, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology, American Heart Association (1990)
  • Scientific Exhibit Award, Magna Cum Laude., RSNA (1992)
  • The Dotter Memorial Lecture, The Western Angiographic and Interventional Society Annual Meeting (1992)
  • Scientific Paper Award, Cum Laude., Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (1993)
  • Scientific Programme Award, Outstanding Medal., European Congress of Radiology (1993)
  • Scientific Exhibit Award, Cum Laude., European Congress of Radiology (1993)
  • Scientific Exhibit Award, Summa Cum Laude., RSNA (1993)
  • Scientific Paper Award, Cum Laude, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (1994)
  • Honorary Membership, Rocky Mountain Radiological Society (1995)
  • California Vascular Institute Distinguishe Lectureship, The California Vascular Institute (1995)
  • Howard James Ricketts, M.D. Memorial Lecture, Department of Radiology, Unitversity of Washington (1995)
  • Honorary Membership, The Maine Vascular Society (1996)
  • Scientific Exhibit Award, Certificate of Merit, RSNA (1996)
  • John McAffee Lecture, Department of Radiology, University Hospital, State, University of New York Health Science Center (1997)
  • American President’s Award, Roentgen Ray Society (1998)
  • Young Investigator Award (mentor), Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Gary J. Becker (1999)
  • Houndsfield Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (1999)
  • George W. Holmes Lecture, The New England Roentgen Ray Society (1999)
  • Charles T. Dotter Memorial Lecture, American Heart Association (1999)
  • Resident Research Trainee Prize (mentor), Radiological Society of North America (1999)
  • Charles J. Tegtmeyer Lecture, ISET (2000)
  • Wattie Fletcher Lecture, British Society of interventional Radiology (2000)
  • Sarnoff Fellowship Prize for Cardiovascular Research (mentor), Sarnoff Cardiovascular Researhc (2000)
  • Nobel Prize Nominator in Physiology or Medicine, Physiology or Medicine (2000-2002)
  • William Cook Keynote Speaker, Canadian Association of Radiologists (2001)
  • Scientific Exhibit Award, Certificate of Merit, European Congress of Radiology (2002)
  • Gary Becker Young Investigator Award (mentor), Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (2002)
  • Gary Becker Young Investigator Award (mentor), Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (2006)
  • The McClelland Visiting Professorship, Sutter California Pacific Medical Center (2006)
  • The Dotter Lecture, Society of Interventional Radiology (2007)
  • Eugene F. Bernstein Memorial Lectureship, Scripps Clinic Green Hospital (2007)
  • Twin Cities Vascular Lectureship, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (2007)
  • Honorary Membership, The Eastern Vascular Society (2008)
  • Gary Becker Young Investigator Award (mentor). Filip Banovac - fellow, Society of Interventional Radiology (2009)

Administrative Appointments

  • Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor (III), Stanford University School of Medicine (2008 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Catheterization and Angiography Laboratories (2008 - Present)