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Joshua Grimm, MD


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, MD

The University of Texas at Austin, BA, Economics


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

Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Super-Fellowship, Complex Aortic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Joshua Grimm, MD, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and both the Director of Cardiothoracic Education and the Associate Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery for the Institute for Cardiovascular Health, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin. He specializes in adult cardiothoracic surgery. Additionally, Dr. Grimm is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Dr. Grimm earned his bachelor's degree in economics from The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He completed a residency in general surgery and a postdoctoral research fellowship in cardiac surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also completed both a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery and a super-fellowship (additional subspecialty fellowship training) in complex aortic surgery 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 and 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 also a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and has presented at national and international meetings as well as authored 75+ peer-reviewed journal articles and countless other commentaries and book chapters.

Dr. Grimm is a cardiothoracic surgeon with UT Health Austin.


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

Board Certification

  • The 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 - Medical Park Tower
    Ascension Texas Cardiovascular - Medical Park Tower
    1301 38th St., Suite 307
    Austin, TX 78705
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