Center for Vein Restoration Awarded Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship Training Program by the ABVLM

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The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) recognizes CVR's expertise in the field of venous disease.

Center for Vein Restoration (CVR), the nation’s largest physician-­led medical practice specializing in the management of venous disorders, is proud to announce they have been awarded a Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship Training Program by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). Dr. Peter Pappas, who is the Regional Medical Director for CVR’s New Jersey centers will also oversee the new fellowship program as Program Director. Dr. Pappas created the fellowship program in coordination with ABVLM for providers wishing to specialize in phlebology, a branch of medicine that focuses on veins and their diseases.

“The cognitive and technological advances in the field of venous disease have expanded exponentially over the past two decades. In order to develop comprehensive knowledge and skills, focused, dedicated training in venous related disorders is needed.” Dr. Pappas continues, “We at the Center for Vein Restoration are pleased that the ABVLM has recognized CVR’s expertise in the field of venous disease. We look forward to training the next generation of venous experts and continuing to deliver comprehensive vein care to the American public.” Dr. Pappas is a past president of the American Venous Forum.

The Center for Vein Restoration’s Venous Fellowship is a 12 month comprehensive program, focused exposure to the entire spectrum of venous disorders. The fellow will rotate in one of three centers in New Jersey and obtain expertise in non-invasive venous imaging, the diagnosis and treatment of superficial and deep venous disorders and skills with the entire spectrum of venous related technologies. Specifically, trainees will gain experience with thermal and non-thermal ablation technologies, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, cosmetic sclerotherapy, diagnostic venography, venous angioplasty and stenting and venous ulcer wound care. Ideal candidates will have graduated from an ACGME accredited residency with preference from one of the following fields: Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Ob-Gyn, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Vascular Medicine and Internal Medicine.

“CVR takes educating the next generation of physicians very seriously and is committed to the highest standards of surgical training” said Dr. Khanh Nguyen, Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Vein Restoration.


The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) was established in 2007 to:

  • Improve the standards of medical practitioners and the quality of patient care related to the treatment of venous disorders and all aspects of venous disease
  • Serve the public and the medical profession by establishing initial and continuing qualifications for certification and maintenance of certification as physician specialists in the practice of venous and lymphatic medicine
  • Establish educational standards for teaching and training programs in venous and lymphatic medicine
  • Examine physician candidates for certification and maintenance of certification in the practice of venous and lymphatic medicine
  • Award certifications in phlebology to candidates who meet the established requirements
  • Maintain a registry of individuals who hold certificates issued by the Board


Having performed its first procedure in 2007 under President and CEO Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) has since become a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of varicose and spider veins. Dedicated to relieving leg pain, treating the vascular cause of severe leg wounds, and eliminating unsightly veins, CVR’s minimally invasive procedures allow patients to look better, feel better, and live better. With 64 locations and counting, they have assembled the most qualified and experienced team of physicians, researchers, and staff to serve patients across Alabama, Indiana, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

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