Department of Plastic Surgery of The Medical College of Hampton Roads,
Stéphane Corriveau, MD, CM was born and raised in Canada. He moved to the Maryland area 25 years ago, where he established roots and raised his family. He takes pride in being able to serve the community he chose to settle in.
He is an Associate Clinical professor at John Hopkins University; he also was an Associate Clinical professor with the Georgetown University Medical School. He has privileges at Washington Adventist, Holy Cross and Suburban hospitals.
Dr. Corriveau is a graduate of the University of Montreal, where he studied Biology with an emphasis on Microbiology. During that time he did research on Malaria Models in Mice.
He pursued his doctorate and graduated from McGill University Medical School in Montreal. Residency training brought him to Boston, where he completed a Surgical Internship followed by a general surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center. His next residency was in Norfolk, Virginia at the Department of Plastic Surgery of The Medical College of Hampton Roads. Finally, he completed a Fellowship in Overseas Volunteer Programs for Congenital Anomalies with Operation Smile International under the umbrella of the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. He has special expertise in wound care.
After these rewarding professional milestones, Dr. Corriveau is proud to now serve on the team at Center for Vein Restoration, where the physicians have rededicated their careers to bringing relief to patients coping with venous disease.
“I got involved in CVR after being frustrated trying to heal venous ulcers by the traditional methods. Most patients would only heal after major efforts and time was spent on this , only to breakdown again a few months later,” said Dr. Corriveau, who’s been with CVR since 2010. “This is a serious quality of life issue as it is very difficult to accomplish anything when you have to spent hours every day taking care of your wound.”
His dedication to providing state-of-the-art treatments comes at an important time – an estimated 40 million Americans now suffer from vein disease. Medical practice is rapidly advancing to reduce the suffering from painful symptoms, and yet it’s still too often an under-diagnosed condition.
“It is everywhere and as physicians our impact on our patients’ quality of life is dramatic with only a series of small procedures when applied judiciously.”
Dr. Corriveau describes his personal work in the field of venous insufficiency, and areas where he has a particular focus: “wound care and the treatment of large veins.”