Senior Leadership

Senior Leadership

Michael Dake, MD

Senior Vice President, Health Sciences
Professor, Medical Imaging
Professor, Surgery
Professor, Medicine

Michael D. Dake, MD, is the senior vice president for the University of Arizona Health Sciences. As head of the academic medical center, he directs strategic integration of undergraduate and graduate education, research, service and clinical activities in the University of Arizona Health Sciences colleges, centers and clinical affiliates.

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 rewritten medical and surgery textbooks.

Prior to joining UArizona Health Sciences, 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.

He is a graduate of Harvard College and Baylor College of Medicine, where he completed an internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine. He pursued fellowship training in pulmonary diseases followed by a residency and chief residency in radiology at the University of California San Francisco. He went on to complete subspecialty training in vascular and interventional radiology at UCSF.

As a member of the University of Arizona’s senior executive team, Dr. Dake works
collaboratively with teams across UArizona and with Banner Health to build UArizona Health Sciences' competitiveness in education, clinical care and biomedical research.