Dale Payne, MD, PhD


Title: Doctor
Company: Private Practice
Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

Dale N. Payne, MD, PhD has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.

Dr. Payne was inspired to go into the medical field by his own pediatrician when he was a teenager. After receiving consummate and compassionate care, he believed he could do the same for others and carried this with him in his studies. He first earned a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University in 1971 and received a Master of Science at the institution in 1975. In 1978, Dr. Payne earned a PhD, and followed it with an MD a year later at Ohio State University. The decision to become a surgeon arose from his later years of medical schooling, and he decided to pursue a general surgery residency and internship at the University of California, Los Angeles. During this time, he chose to specialize in cardiothoracic surgery because he was interested in lung and heart transplants.

Since 2013, Dr. Payne has leveraged his skills and expertise in private practice in Mesa and Scottsdale, Arizona. Specializing in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, he has imparted his wisdom as an educator, previously teaching at the University of Arizona, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Furthermore, he has worked at additional private practices and with the Los Angeles Heart Institute and the St. Vincent Medical Center among various other institutions. Furthermore, he has served as a member of committees, such as the Surgical Patient Care Evaluation Committee with University Surgical Associates for Westmoreland Regional Hospital and the Operating Room Committee with the University of California Irvine Medical Center.

Looking toward the future, Dr. Payne endeavors to go into medical missionary work as it has always been a desire for him to contribute in this manner. He has made contributions to the medical world in many ways, including publishing a number of works. He co-authored “The Risk of Stratification Using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Program” for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 58 in 1994. Dr. Payne has been invited to speak and present at a number of events, including at the Cardiac Anesthesia Lecture Series at the University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital and “Introduction to Cardiac Transplantation,” at the St. Vincent Medical Center Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Payne has maintained professional affiliation with a variety of institutions that have aided in his development. He has served as a fellow with the American College of Surgeons and been a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the International Society for Heart Transplantation, the Western Thoracic Surgical Association, the Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society, the Bahnson Alumni Association, the American Heart Association of Western Pennsylvania and the Tucson Surgical Society.

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