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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (4)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael Wait, CardioThoracic Surgeon is Good. Dr. Wait has been reviewed by 8 patients who have provided 4 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 4.2
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 4.2
Bedside Manner 4.2
Spends Time with Me 4.2
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Michael Wait, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 26 areas:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery (Anterior Temporal Lobectomy)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease (Patent Ductus Arteriosus)
  • Disease
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Mediastinum Cancer (Mediastinal Neoplasm)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Thoracic Cancer
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Education & Awards

Dr. Wait graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas. He has 13 awards.

President's Research Council Award
"Best In American Medicine" (2008-2013)
Premedical Honor Society (1979)
Phi Beta Kappa (1979)
"Best Doctors in Texas" featured in Texas Monthly and D Magazine (2006-2012)
Alpha Omega Alpha (1983)
Alpha Epsilon Delta (1979)
President's Research Council Award (1993)
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: Texas™ (2009)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors "Best in American Medicine" *
Health TAP Top Doctor *
Top Doctor Health TAP *


Dr. Wait has 10 hospital affiliations:

  • Children's Medical Center of Dallas 
  • UT Southwestern University Hospital - Zale Lipshy 


  • American Sign Language

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Additional Information
Dr. Michael A Wait MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 28 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Michael A. Wait practice?
Dr. Michael Wait has 3 office locations.
Dr. Michael Wait practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Dallas, TX.
See Dallas Cardiothoracic Surgeons.