Dr. Michael Dake is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Catheterization and Angiography Laboratories at Stanford University Medical Center. Previously, he served as Division Chief of Interventional Radiology for 15 years at Stanford before being named Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Virginia. He returned to Stanford in 2008 where he focuses on developing endovascular procedures to manage patients with thoracic and abdominal diseases. In addition, his research interests include the use of drug-eluting stents and balloons for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease and the use of percutaneous therapies to address a range of venous lesions. In addition to specialty certification in Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Dr. Dake is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.