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Justin B. Dimick, M.D., M.P.H.
Justin B. Dimick, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Associate Chair for Faculty Development

University of Michigan Health Systems
2124 Taubman Health Care Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5343

Justin B. Dimick, M.D., M.P.H. is the 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. He completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Michigan and a fellowship in outcomes research at Dartmouth, graduating in 2007.

Dr. Dimick has an active clinical practice which is primarily devoted to advanced laparoscopy, including treatment of morbid obesity, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), abdominal wall hernias, and other benign and neoplastic diseases of the stomach, spleen, and foregut. He has expertise in major abdominal wall reconstruction for large ventral hernias, including component separation procedures. He is also the lead editor of a new textbook, Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique, published by Lippincott in 2012.

Dr. Dimick serves on the Leadership Team for the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) at the University of Michigan where he has an active research program. With funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), his research focuses on quality measurement, policy evaluation, and large-scale quality improvement interventions. He has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, including papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, and the leading surgical journals.

Dr. Dimick currently serves in leadership positions in several organizations, including President-Elect of the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), the Board of Directors of the Surgical Outcomes Club (SOC), the Editorial Board for JAMA Surgery, and the Executive Committee of the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative (MBSC). 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).