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

Written By Center for Vein Restoration
Peter pappas

OCTOBER 2020, GREENBELT, MD: As of July 2020, Center for Vein Restoration’s Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Graduate Medical Education Training Program, became the largest American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) approved training site in the United States. Since the Fall of 2017, the program has graduated four VLM fellows and currently has four fellows in training. The program is currently accepting applications for four fellowship positions for the 2021-2022 graduating 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, and all methods for treating chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), as well as an opportunity to consult and treat patients suffering from venous disorders like Pelvic Congestion Syndrome 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’s CEO and Founder Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, “We are committed to the education of physicians specifically trained in venous disorders 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 and educator with over 25 years of academic experience in Vascular Surgery, he is uniquely qualified to serve as the Director of CVR’s Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Program and as a member of its distinguished faculty.

“What sets our Fellowship Program apart is its association with the clinical leaders in vein care – Center for Vein Restoration – which 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 clinical literature journal club; a didactic lecture series; and a Navix or Pegasus Review Course. A month-long Observership at Innova Health in Virginia, under the supervision of Dr. Tony Comerota is also included.

To learn more and apply to CVR’s Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship Program:


Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is the largest physician-led practice treating venous 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 450 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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