S. Joanne Dames

About S. Joanne Dames


Joanne Dames, MD, MPH serves as Via Heart Project’s medical director and president of its board of directors. As a practicing physician in San Francisco, CA, Dr. Dames is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has more than two decades of experience resuscitating victims of sudden cardiac arrest. She has been involved with Via Heart Project since the early days, lending her medical expertise, helping with training events, and serving as Via’s spokesperson when news crews visit the screening events.