Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship Largest in Country

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SEPT 2020, GREENBELT, MD: As of July 2020, Center for Vein Restoration’s Venous and Lymphatic Medicine program became the largest American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) approved training program in the United States. Since the fall of 2017, the program has graduated four fellows, has four fellows in training presently, and is currently accepting applications for four additional fellows for the 2021-2022 class. The prestigious 12-month program allows trainees to develop expertise in all aspects of non-invasive duplex scanning of the venous and arterial systems, the diagnosis and management of superficial and deep venous disorders, all methods for treating chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), as well as an opportunity to consult and treat patients suffering from venous disorders like Pelvic Venous Insufficiency and May Thurner’s Syndrome. Fellows have a choice of training in New Jersey, Maryland, or Virginia.

“Fellows in our program represent the future of treating venous and lymphatic disorders nationwide,” said CVR CEO and Founder Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, “We are committed to the education of physicians specifically trained in venous disease so that we can continue to deliver on our mission – to improve lives in the communities we serve by providing state-of-the-art-vascular care.”

The program has grown substantially in both size and geographic reach since 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Peter Pappas, Vascular Surgeon and Regional Medical Director for CVR in Northern New Jersey. As a nationally recognized clinical researcher with over 25 years of academic experience in Vascular Surgery, he is uniquely qualified to serve as the Program Director of CVR’s Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Program.

“What sets our fellowship program apart is its association with the clinical leaders in vein care. CVR provides trainees unfettered access to internationally recognized faculty, cutting edge treatment technologies, and patients in every walk of life,” says Dr. Pappas.

The curriculum for the program includes a quarterly rotation through the various aspects of disease diagnosis and treatment; a journal club every two months; a didactic lecture series; and a Navix or Pegasus Review Course. Applicants in Virginia and Maryland now also participate a month-long Observership at Inova Health under the supervision of Tony Comerota, MD.

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Venous insufficiency, the cause of significant suffering due to the sequelae of venous hypertension, most commonly arises as achy, tired and heavy legs. It may or may not be associated with varicose veins, spider veins or skin changes including venous ulcerations and indiscriminately affects between 30–40 million Americans. Numerous factors including age, weight, prolonged sitting or standing, genetics or a history of DVT (blood clots) can increase the risk of developing this common and often underdiagnosed disorder. Treatment options have evolved to an array of minimally invasive procedures in an office setting.


Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is the largest physician-led practice treating vein disease in the country. Having performed its first procedure in 2007 under President and CEO Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, Center for Vein Restoration has since become nationally recognized as the clinical leader in treating chronic venous insufficiency. With 90 centers and growing, CVR has over 600 employees and conducts over 200,000 patient interactions annually. To learn more about CVR and its mission, visit or by phone at 240-965-3915.

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