Itsuro Uchino, MD, FACS, RPhS
Experience: 49 Years
Credentials & Certifications
Tokyo Medical School
American College of Phlebology
Dr. Uchino is a graduate of Tokyo Medical School, received surgical training at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY and completed his surgical residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He also served as the Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Chicago Medical School in Illinois from 1980–1995. Subsequently, Dr. Uchino began practicing medicine in Hagerstown, Maryland where he has since remained.
Dr. Uchino is passionate about creating awareness for vein disease and is actively engaged in education, research, publishing, and presenting scientific papers in this field. He has presented his work titled, “Incompetent Perforators of the Foot,” at the UIP World Congress/American College of Phlebology and has written and published material on several related topics, including: Incompetent Perforating Veins of the Foot, Office Ligation of Incompetent Perforating Vein of the Foot, Endovenous Laser Closure of Perforating Veins of the Leg, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy with foam solution of incompetent perforating veins of the leg
In early 2016, Dr. Uchino and his practice, The Center for Vein Medicine, officially joined the CVR family. In his new capacity as a CVR physician, Dr. Uchino continues to offer the cutting-edge vein treatments, compassionate care, and corresponding superior results to which his former patients had grown so accustomed.
Dr. Uchino describes his expanding interest from general surgery to the treatment of venous insufficiency as a very organic one. “As a general surgeon and phlebologist, I have always been interested in the specialty of vein medicine.”
Bridging the gap between the poor understanding of vein disease, its under-diagnosis, and available treatments within the medical community is something that Dr. Uchino personally enjoys.
“I feel it is important to educate physicians by contributing to the study of venous insufficiency, so that they can properly treat patients suffering from this very common disease.”