Dr. Damon Mimari was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies and obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, he followed in his father Dr. George Mimari’s footsteps, and attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. After graduating from Galveston and earning his medical degree, he began and completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX.
Upon completion of his General Surgery residency in 2009, he joined Dr. George Mimari’s practice. In 2011, Dr. Damon Mimari and Dr. George Mimari merged their practice with the START Center for Cancer Care.
Dr. Damon Mimari has a wide range of surgical interests. He is an expert in advanced minimally invasive surgery, particularly his use and mastery of the DaVinci Robotic Surgical system. Dr. Mimari is a very high volume robotic surgeon, with an annual case volume among the highest globally. In 2017, Dr. Mimari performed more DaVinci Single-Site cholecystectomies (gallbladder removal) than anybody worldwide. Dr. Mimari also has among the highest case volumes for robotic hernia repair (inguinal, ventral, incisional, etc.). Dr. Mimari has done additional training on advanced techniques for robotic colon and colorectal surgery, sharpening a unique skill set to deliver state of the art minimally invasive surgery for his patients. Dr. Mimari also has an interest in surgical diseases of the breast, and is currently working in a collaborative manner to help adapt and potentially apply minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques to treat surgical diseases of the breast.
Dr. Mimari is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Bexar County Medical Society, and the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society. He is the former Chief of the Department of Surgery for St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital. He serves as a mentor and proctor for surgeons learning and implementing the DaVinci Robotic Surgical platform to their practice.
Dr. Mimari is the proud father of three children (Cade, Ashlyn, and Lila). When not working, he enjoys spending his time with his kids and loved ones. His personal hobbies include running, traveling, and beach time.