Medical School University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (1999)
Residency Children's Hospital of Oklahoma (2002), Pediatrics
Fellowship Texas Children's Hospital (2005), Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship Texas Children's Hospital (2006), Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Research Interest

  • Percutaneous therapies for the treatment of congestive heart failure


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Management and Outcomes of Heterotaxy Syndrome Associated With Pulmonary Atresia or Pulmonary Stenosis.
Sebastian VA, Brenes J, Murthy R, Veeram Reddy S, Dimas VV, Nugent A, Zellers T, Huang R, Guleserian KJ, Forbess JM Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2014 Apr
Incidence of acute kidney injury following cardiac catheterization prior to cardiopulmonary bypass in children.
Huggins N, Nugent A, Modem V, Rodriguez JS, Forbess J, Scott W, Dimas VV Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2014 Jan
Ringed polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex) tunneled "chimney" graft for pediatric use of Impella 2.5 axial flow pump.
Murthy R, Brenes J, Dimas VV, Guleserian KJ J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2013 Dec
Utilization of the impella 2.5 micro-axial pump in children for acute circulatory support.
Dimas VV, Murthy R, Guleserian KJ Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2013 May
Management of single-ventricle patients with Berlin Heart EXCOR Ventricular Assist Device: single-center experience.
Mackling T, Shah T, Dimas V, Guleserian K, Sharma M, Forbess J, Ardura M, Gross-Toalson J, Lee Y, Journeycake J, Barnes A Artif Organs 2012 Jun 36 6 555-9
Vasopressin rescue for in-pediatric intensive care unit cardiopulmonary arrest refractory to initial epinephrine dosing: a prospective feasibility pilot trial.
Carroll TG, Dimas VV, Raymond TT Pediatr Crit Care Med 2012 May 13 3 265-72
Outcomes of transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus in infants weighing = 6 kg.
Dimas VV, Takao C, Ing FF, Mattamal R, Nugent AW, Grifka RG, Mullins CE, Justino H JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2010 Dec 3 12 1295-9
Stent implantation for coarctation of the aorta in a premature infant through carotid cutdown as a bridge to surgical correction.
Dimas VV, Leonard SR, Guleserian KJ, Forbess JM, Zellers TM J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2010 Apr 139 4 1070-1
Frequency of cardiac death in children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
Dimas VV, Denfield SW, Friedman RA, Cannon BC, Kim JJ, Smith EO, Clunie SK, Price JF, Towbin JA, Dreyer WJ, Kertesz NJ Am. J. Cardiol. 2009 Dec 104 11 1574-7
A prospective evaluation of nesiritide in the treatment of pediatric heart failure.
Jefferies JL, Denfield SW, Price JF, Dreyer WJ, McMahon CJ, Grenier MA, Kim JJ, Dimas VV, Clunie SK, Moffett BS, Chang AC, Wann TI, Smith EO, Towbin JA Pediatr Cardiol 2006 Jul-Aug 27 4 402-7

Honors & Awards

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    Recipient of Educational Travel Grant (2004)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    Basic Science AAP Young Investigator Award (2004)
  • Owen M. Rennert Award
    Academic Excellence and Scholarly Achievement (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics/Member