Medical School
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (1999)
Children's Hospital of Oklahoma (2002), Pediatrics
Texas Children's Hospital (2005), Pediatric Heart Failure/transplant
Texas Children's Hospital (2006), Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Heart Failure
  • Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
  • Research Interest

    • Percutaneous therapies for the treatment of congestive heart failure


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Circulatory support using the impella device in fontan patients with systemic ventricular dysfunction: A multicenter experience.
    Morray BH, Dimas VV, Lim S, Balzer DT, Parekh DR, Van Mieghem NM, Ewert P, Kim DW, Justino H, McElhinney DB, Jones TK Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2017 Jan
    Initial Experience With the Pediatric Impella Device: A Feasibility Study in a Porcine Model.
    Webb MK, Wang J, Riegel MS, Guleserian KJ, Forbess JM, Zellers TM, Dimas VV Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2016 May
    Use of nesiritide in critically ill children with biventricular dysfunction suffering from oliguria despite standard heart-failure management.
    Das BB, Koch J, Dimas V, Guleserian K, Nugent A Cardiol Young 2015 Dec 1-5
    2015 SCAI/ACC/HFSA/STS Clinical Expert Consensus Statement on the Use of Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices in Cardiovascular Care: Endorsed by the American Heart Assocation, the Cardiological Society of India, and Sociedad Latino Americana de Cardiologia Intervencion; Affirmation of Value by the Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology-Association Canadienne de Cardiologie d'intervention.
    Rihal CS, Naidu SS, Givertz MM, Szeto WY, Burke JA, Kapur NK, Kern M, Garratt KN, Goldstein JA, Dimas V, Tu T J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2015 Apr
    The interventional heart failure initiative: A mission statement for the next generation of invasive cardiologists.
    Kapur NK, Dimas V, Sorajja P, Borlaug BA, Fang J, Kern M, Naidu SS Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2015 Mar
    Serum Cystatin C as an Early Marker of Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalin-positive Acute Kidney Injury Resulting from Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease.
    Herbert C, Patel M, Nugent A, Dimas VV, Guleserian KJ, Quigley R, Modem V Congenit Heart Dis 2015 Feb
    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


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    Honors & Awards

    • Best Pediatric Specialists
      D Magazine (2016)
    • Texas Rising Stars
      Texas Monthly Magazine (2013)
    • 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
    • Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, Fellow