Course Directors

Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Vascular Surgeon
Voluntary Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Founder, Miami Vein
Miami, Florida

Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh

Chairperson: Vein and Lymphatic University
Vascular Surgeon
Lake Worth Beach, FL

Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Vascular Surgeon
Private Practice
St. Petersburg, FL


Alan Dietzek, MD, RPVI, DFSVS

Network Chief, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Western Connecticut Health Network
Linda and Stephen R Cohen Chair in Vascular Surgery
Danbury Hospital
Clinical Professor of Surgery
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Danbury, CT


Vascular Surgeon
Director, Center for Vein Disease, Englewood Health Network
Co-Founder, Venous Edge and Expert Venous Management
Editor in Chief, AVF Vein Specialist
Englewood, NJ

Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR

Interventional Radiologist
EndoVascular Consultants, LLC
Wilmington, DE

Kathleen D. Gibson, MD

Vascular Surgeon
Lake Washington Vascular Surgeons
Bellevue, WA

Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS

Vascular Surgeon
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Kandy Hammond, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM

Vascular Nurse
Midwest Vein and Laser
Dayton, OH

Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP

Interventional Cardiologist
Naples Vein Center
Naples, FL

Ghassan Kassab, PhD

Biomedical Engineer
California Medical Innovations Institute
San Diego, CA

Timothy K. Liem, MD, MBA, FACS

Vascular Surgeon
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD

Research Director
Jobst Vascular Institute
Toledo, OH

William A. Marston, MD

Chief of Vascular Surgery
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Paul McNeill, MD

Vascular Surgeon
Maryland Surgical Care
Frederick, MD

Mark H. Meissner, MD

Vascular Surgeon
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhS

Center for Vein Restoration
Immediate Past President, International Union of Phlebology
Past-President, American Vein and Lymphatic Society
Member, Foundation Venous and Lymphatic Disease
Scottsdale, AZ

Constantino S. Pena, MD

Interventional Radiologist
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami, FL

Thomas Proebstle, MD, PhD

Dermatology / Phlebologist
University Medical Center
Mainz University

Taimur Saleem, MD

Vascular Surgeon
The Rane Center at St. Dominic
Jackson, MS

Cynthia K. Shortell, MD

Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Jan Sloves, RVT, RCS, FASE

Director of Vascular Imaging
Mount Sinai Downtown
Department of Cardiology
New York, NY

Srini Tummala, MD

Director Vascular Disease & Amputation Prevention
Director EndoAVF Program
Vascular Interventional Physician
Dept of Interventional Radiology
Univ of Miami Health System
UM Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL