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University of Texas Medical School at Houston


Residency, General Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Fellowship, Cardiac Surgery
University of Pennsylvania


Joshua Grimm, M.D., is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon within the Institute for Cardiovascular Health, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin, The University of Texas at Austin and Ascension Texas.

Grimm earned his undergraduate degree in economics from The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed a general surgery residency and a postdoctoral research fellowship in cardiac surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Additionally, he completed a fellowship and super fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery and advanced aortic surgery, respectively, at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Grimm’s clinical interests include adult cardiac surgery, with a dedicated focus on open and endovascular techniques to manage a myriad of aortic pathologies, including dissections and aneurysms.

His research interests include outcomes-based assessments following heart surgery as well as translational basic science as it relates to a variety of aortic conditions. He has led and enrolled patients in several industry-driven trials involving the application of novel aortic stent grafts in acute dissections and aneurysms.

He is a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Additionally, Grimm has presented at national and international meetings and authored 75-plus peer-reviewed journal articles as well as countless other commentaries and book chapters.