Dr Sanjiv Lakhanpal, MD, FACS

Dr Sanjiv Lakhanpal MD FACS | Varicose Vein Doctors

  • Board Certified in General Surgery and Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
  • A Member of the Medical Staff at Washington Hospital Center
  • Former Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at Washington Adventist Hospital
  • Former Director of Cardiac Surgery at Prince George's Hospital Center
  • National Media Spokesperson on Vein and Cardiovascular Care
  • Founder of Center for Vein Restoration
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John Hlywak / SVP of Finance

John Hlywak / SVP of Finance

  • 15-Years' executive experience, managing the growth and financial stability of major healthcare organizations.
  • Expertise includes acquisitions, revenue development, market share growth, process improvement and efficiency enhancement at publicly-traded companies.
  • As a Senior leader in the company, John brings a strong finance background with in-depth knowledge of all aspects of financial reporting, regulatory environments, valuation and acquisition as well as funding sources and capital markets.
  • Formerly: Executive Vice President/CFO for Integramed America; and Senior Vice President/CFO for Medsource.
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Cathy Cimo / Director of Patient Services

Cathy Cimo / Director of Patient Services

  • 25+ years of Operations management experience, primarily in large healthcare organizations.
  • Formerly: Senior leader with 11 years' experience managing a multi-site/multi-state organization specializing in the treatment of vein disease.
  • Expert at managing the manpower, resources and training of CVR's Patient Services Department.
  • Maintains superior clinical staff scheduling across the enterprise.
  • Sole focus on maximizing the "patient experience" through team efficiencies and applied technology.
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Jose Vazquez / Director of Finance

Jose Vazquez / Director of Finance

  • 26 Years of financial expertise at the corporate level, in the fields of: Medical, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Retail.
  • Former Audit Partner of Deloitte, and Arthur Anderson (Venezuela)
  • As a Senior leader in the company, maintains a sole focus on the financial team and their activities, and collaborates in the strategic planning of the organization.
  • Certified CPA.
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Kathleen Hart / Director of Advertising

Kathleen Hart / Director of Advertising

  • 25-Year veteran of global advertising agencies and in-house corporate marketing departments.
  • Senior leader in strategic planning, creative development, and program execution of the Company's advertising and marketing communications.
  • Expert at managing multi-million dollar P&L's, most notably as an advertising agency restructure and turnaround specialist.
  • Formerly: SVP/Agency Operations, Young & Rubicam; VP/Production Operations, J. Walter Thompson; VP/Agency Operations, Merkle Inc.
  • Client experience: automotive, airline, travel, hospitality, government, insurance, and non-profit.
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Bob Howell / Director of Growth & Development

Bob Howell / Director of Growth & Development

  • An employee of Center for Vein Restoration since its inception in 2005, assisted in company growth from a single site entity to 15 sites in 2011.
  • 20 Years of healthcare experience in the areas of Business Development, Physician Relations, Marketing, Media and Public Relations.
  • Former Director at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Inova Health System,
    Prince George's Hospital.
  • Former Board Member of Capitol Area Society of Health Care Planning & Marketing, and American Cancer Society. Membership with the American College of Phlebology and Metro Area Physician Services Association
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Betelhem Worku / Director of Medical Records & Pre-Authorization

Betelhem Worku / Director of Medical Records & Pre-Authorization

  • Sole focus in managing the Medical Records throughout the Center for Vein Restoration network.
  • Extensive training: HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations.
  • Registered Medical Assistant.
  • A native of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Betty is multi-degreed in: Graduate Degree/Accounting from Unity College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; BBA Health Service Administration from Strayer University.
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Greg Edmund /VP of MIS

Greg Edmund /VP of MIS

  • 20 years' of leadership experience in corporate IT systems and database management.
  • Expert in the areas of system design, development, network operations and strategic planning, particularly in healthcare.
  • Sole focus on building technical processes to enable enterprise-wide systems management and application support.
  • Certifications in: Six Sigma, VB, MSSQL Development, MCSD, MSSQL Administration.
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Naymyo Myint / Director of Inforamtion Technology

Naymyo Myint / Director of Inforamtion Technology

  • 16 Years of experience in Corporate Network Infrastructure, Projects and Management
  • As an expert IT Director/Network Infrastructure Engineer, maintains a sole focus on the transformation and growth of Center for Vein Restoration.
  • Former Deputy Program Manager at Ingenium Corporation as a computer consultant engineer for a 3,000-member Healthcare client.
  • Former Sr. Management/Sr. Network Engineer at Dimensions Healthcare Corporation, improving Hospital Network infrastructure and IT Department.
  • Former corporate liaison for Hyundai Corporation's Hydro-Power/Dam projects (Burma).
  • Masters in Computer Science from Western Illinois University.
  • BS in Geography/Aerial Photo and Topographical Mapping (Burma)
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Gladys Tellez / Regional Director of Field Operations

Gladys Tellez / Regional Director of Field Operations

  • Strong clinical background and practice management experience, overseeing the manpower and resources of multi-location healthcare operations.
  • Sole focus in maximizing the efficiencies of all CVR field operations, patient scheduling and planning organizational needs.
  • Experienced in training and developing processes for staff coaching, training and team building
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Joanne Kudrewicz / Regional Director of Field Operations

Joann Kudrewicz / Regional Director of Field Operations

  • 14 years experience in Corporate Healthcare Administration
  • Expertise includes Business Growth and Development, Start-Up Ventures, Developing efficiencies in systems and creating policies and procedures
  • Former VP of Operations for Vein Care of New York,
  • Experienced at utilizing Nursing as well as Administrative experience to formulate a holistic patient experience culminating in excellent clinical outcomes and great patient satisfaction.
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Yoanna Carrillo / Regional Director of Field Operations

Yoanna Carrillo / Regional Director of Field Operations

  • Experienced supervisor of multi-site healthcare operations.
  • Sole focus in maximizing the efficiencies of all CVR field operations, patient scheduling and planning organizational needs.
  • Provides regional operations support for Physicians and oversight of clinical teams to ensure patient satisfaction.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
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Melissa Gilkes-Smith / Regional Director of Field Operations

Melissa Gilkes-Smith / Regional Director of Field Operations

  • Experienced practice manager and emergency department supervisor.
  • Expertise in managing operations and formulating policy to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Focus on long-term planning geared toward operational excellence.
  • Master's degree in Healthcare Administration
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