Justin Dimick

Justin Dimick, MD, MPH

George D. Zuidema Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery


Dr. Dimick is the Frederick A. Coller Distinguished Professor of Surgery and serves as the Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan. He is a national leader in surgical outcomes research, with over 250 peer-reviewed publications addressing performance measurement, policy evaluation, and collaborative quality improvement.

With funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), his current research is evaluating Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) policies aimed at improving surgical care, including those aimed at non-payment for adverse events (hospital acquired conditions and readmissions), episode-based bundled payments, and accountable care organizations. With funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Dimick is conducting a statewide study evaluating the impact of video-based coaching to improve individual surgeon performance in bariatric surgery.

Dr. Dimick is currently Chair of the Health Services Organization and Delivery (HSOD) study section at the NIH Center for Scientific Review. He has served as an advisor on issues related to quality measurement and policy evaluation for the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), The Leapfrog Group, and the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP).

More information on Dr. Dimick's publications, research and grants can be found here.