Episode 105

A Career of Innovation

with Dr. Michael Dake and Dr. Bryan Hartley

BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2021, January 11). Ep. 105 – A Career of Innovation [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com/podcasts

Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) President Dr. Michael Dake tells us stories of the Aortic and Endovascular Innovations he participated in throughout various stages in his career.

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Podcast Participants

Dr. Michael Dake

Dr. Dake is a leading researcher, clinician, teacher, and administrator at The University of Arizona. He is internationally known for pioneering image-guided therapies and novel approaches in interventional therapy in the fields of vascular imaging, venous thromboembolic disease, aortic aneurysms, and dissection. Dr. Dake made medical history with the implantation of the world’s first thoracic stent-graft in 1992 and his groundbreaking research with CT angiography and stent-grafts has re-written medical and surgery textbooks. He is also the President of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).

Dr. Bryan Hartley

Host Dr. Bryan Hartley is an Interventional Radiologist and co-founder of Pulmera in Palo Alto, CA

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Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Michael Dake joins Dr. Bryan Hartley to discuss his career of innovation as a clinician, teacher, and researcher. Dr. Dake tells us how he shifted from working in internal medicine to interventional radiology with the help of his mentors.

We discuss the challenges of starting a new residency, and Dr. Dake shares how he knew he wanted to follow a different career path in vascular work. We review the different types of cases that came up from working with cardiac surgeons and other specialties outside of IR. We discuss some lessons learned from working on the clinical side and the industry side of IR.

Dr. Dake explains which failures have stuck with him and touches on why relationships and collaboration are so important. We discuss his current work on a liquid embolic and how involvement in innovative opportunities has shaped Dr. Dake’s career.


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