Joshua Grimm, MD


The University of Texas at Austin, BA, Economics

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, MD


Residency, General Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Super-fellowship, Complex Aortic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Biography

Joshua Grimm, MD, 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.

Dr. 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. Dr. 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, Dr. Grimm has presented at national and international meetings and authored 75+ peer-reviewed journal articles as well as countless other commentaries and book chapters.


  • Aortic valve repair, including bicuspid valves
  • Aortic interventions, including root procedures (including valve-sparing), arch replacements, and thoraco-abdominal aortic reconstructions
  • Coronary revascularization
  • Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)
  • Transcatheter valve replacement

Board Certification

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
  • Halsted Core Values in Practice
  • Gott-Talalay Research Award
  • Graduate Medical Education Teaching Award of Distinction
  • Nicholas Kouchoukos Award
  • Walter G. Sterling Award of Excellence for a Graduating Medical Student


  • Institute for Cardiovascular Health - Lamar
    Ascension Texas Cardiovascular - Lamar
    1004 W. 32nd St., Suite 300
    Austin, TX 78705
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