Benjamin L. Yam, MD
A native to New York, Benjamin Yam, MD, is a summa cum laude graduate of Binghamton University, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Yam received his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, where he achieved Alpha Omega Alpha honors and graduated with Recognition in Humanistic Studies. After graduation, he completed an internship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael/Yale-New Haven Health System. He then completed his residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology.
An active member of the American College of Phlebology and Society of Interventional Radiology, Dr. Yam is engaged in research and education in the field and has authored numerous textbook chapters and medical journal articles, including an article on the utility of vein screening. He has given presentations at over 25 national meetings on a variety of topics.
Dr. Yam’s interest in a career toward the treatment of venous insufficiency began during his radiological training, where he focused on minimally invasive image-guided procedures to treat complex disease states traditionally addressed by invasive surgical methods. He recalls, “Interacting longitudinally with patients and caring for them before, during, and after these procedures was one of the most compelling aspects of the field. This led me to pursue additional training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, during which I further tailored my skill set toward the practice of Phlebology and the endovascular treatment of deep and superficial venous disease.” Following training, he served as a lead Phlebologist in underserved areas of Alaska, practicing in communities with very limited access to treatment of chronic venous disease. It was during this time he realized how rewarding it was to help such individuals improve their quality of life, treating a disease that is both under-diagnosed and under-treated.
After these rewarding professional milestones, Dr. Yam is proud to now serve on the team at Center for Vein Restoration in the Bronx, New York. “My experiences led me to dedicate my entire practice to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of venous diseases. Joining Center for Vein Restoration, I look forward to making a difference in the local community by providing relief to those suffering from the debilitating symptoms of venous insufficiency.”