Robert Dimeff, MD

Robert J. Dimeff, MD, is a new addition to Texas Orthopaedic Associates, coming to the practice as a sports medicine physician and a specialist in regenerative medicine and nonoperative orthopaedics. He sees patients at the Walnut Hill Lane location in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Dimeff joins the team after spending 2009 to 2018 as director of Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He also currently serves as the team physician for the NHL’s Dallas Stars, consultant physician to the World Olympic Gymnastic Academy, medical director of the Dallas Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon, and member of the United States Anti-Doping Review Board.

After graduating from Kent State University in Ohio, Dr. Dimeff received his medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, where he was recently given a Distinguished Alumni Award. He then completed a residency in family medicine at Chicago’s Rush Medical Center and a fellowship in primary care sports medicine from the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Dimeff is board-certified in family medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, with a certificate of his qualifications in sports medicine. He is an active member and former president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Dimeff has authored over 40 articles and frequently lectures at regional, national, and international medical conferences. He sees patients at the Texas Orthopaedic Associates, Sports Medicine office on Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas.



  • Board Certified in Family Medicine since 1989
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine since 1993
  • American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support


  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), formerly NEOUCOM, 2017
  • Top Doctors for Sports Medicine US News and World Report/Castle Connolly, 2003 to present
  • Top Doctors for Sports Medicine 10 Year Anniversary, Castle Connolly, 2013
  • Top Doctors in North Texas/Dallas, Dallas Morning News, 2015 to present
  • Vitals Patients’ Choice Award, 2014
  • Top Men’s Sports Specialist, Men’s Health, 2007
  • First Place, University of Texas at Dallas Department of Bioengineering Senior Design Program, 2015
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Honorary Member, Ohio Athletic Trainers Association
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Kent State University, 1985
  • Valedictorian, Akron Ellet High School, Akron, Ohio, 1979


Kent State University, Kent, Ohio; 1985
Degree: Integrated Life Sciences

University of Texas at Austin; 1982

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio; 1985
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Transitional – Saint Thomas Hospital Medical Center, Akron, Ohio; 1985-6

Family Medicine – Rush Christ Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois; 1986-1989

Primary Care Sports Medicine – Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; 1989-1990