Justin B. Dimick, M.D., M.P.H. is Henry King Ransom Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Associate Chair for Faculty Development at the University of Michigan. Dr. Dimick is a graduate of Cornell University and Johns Hopkins Medical School. His surgical training was at the University of Michigan and he spent two years at Dartmouth completing an outcomes research fellowship. He joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2007.
Dr. Dimick has an active clinical practice which is primarily devoted to minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux, morbid obesity, abdominal wall hernias, and other benign and neoplastic diseases of the stomach, spleen, and foregut. He also has expertise in major abdominal wall reconstruction for large ventral hernias, including traditional and minimally invasive "component separation" procedures.
Dr. Dimick has an active research program at the Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy (CHOP) at the University of Michigan. With funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), his research focuses on quality measurement and healthcare policy. He has more than 130 peer reviewed publications, including papers in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. In recognition of his research accomplishments, he was the 2010 recipient of the Jacobson Promising Investigator Award of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Dimick currently serves in leadership positions in several national organizations, including as Secretary of the Association of Academic Surgery (AAS), as a member of the Executive Committee of the Surgical Outcomes Club (SOC), and on the Editorial Board for Archives of Surgery. He has served in advisory roles for numerous organizations on issues related to surgical quality and healthcare policy, including the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).