Dr. Michael A Wait MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Michael Wait is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Dallas, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baylor University Medical Center and Children's Medical Center of Dallas. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Wait accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 17 doctors at Baylor University Medical Center and one of 12 at Children's Medical Center of Dallas who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Sign Language (American).

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests: lung transplantation

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Health & Hospital System
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1983 - 1985

University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Health & Hospital System
Residency, General Surgery, 1985 - 1990

University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Health & Hospital System
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1990 - 1992

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Class of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACP), American College of Physicians

Publications & Presentations

Holmium:YAG laser bronchoscopy ablation of benign and malignant airway obstructions: an 8-year experience.
Squiers, J. J.,Teeter, W. A.,Hoopman, J. E.,Piepenbrok, K.,Wagner, R.,Ferguson, R.,Nagji, A. S.,Peltz, M.,Wait, M. A.,Dimaio, J. M.

Chylopericardium following orthotopic lung transplantation.
Wait, M. A.,Ramsay, M. A.,Hardaway, B. W.,Capehart, J. E.,Rosenblatt, R. L.

Endotherapy for a 5-cm mid-esophageal perforation with tandem stenting above the lower esophageal sphincter (with videos).
Tang, S., Singh, S., Wait, M.A., Mullican, M.A., Scott, D.J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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