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
  • Research Interest

    • Percutaneous therapies for the treatment of congestive heart failure


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    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
    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

    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