Congratulations to Dr. Ives on His Retirement

Written By Center for Vein Restoration
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Because we value our patients and pride ourselves in the continuity of care, we want to share important news with you.

After decades of dedication to helping patients with venous and lymphatic disorders (vein disease) look and feel their best, Don Ives, MD, DABVLM, RPVI, RVT, is retiring from our Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska, locations.

CVR is grateful to Dr. Ives for building a culture focused on the patient and always striving to deliver the most favorable clinical outcomes. He has helped thousands of patients live their best lives—comfortably.

And while we are sad that he is leaving his day-to-day duties in Alaska, we are happy that he will have the opportunity to pursue the new adventures that await him. CVR wishes him all the best.

Introducing Team CVR, Alaska!

As the nation's largest physician-led, patient-centric vein health organization, Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is dedicated to relieving leg pain and treating leg ulcers caused by vascular conditions. CVR relieves lower limb pain and eliminates unsightly varicose veins using state-of-the-art technology in a comfortable, in-office environment.

Get to know your Alaska clinical team

Patients in Alaska continue to receive the advanced vein care that they've come to expect from highly qualified CVR providers, including:

Peter Liao, MD, PhD

Dr. Liao, a board-certified general surgeon with vast expertise in minimally invasive procedures, has over two decades of experience in private practice and prestigious academic settings. He earned his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, as part of the Penn State/Jefferson combined six-year program. He completed a residency in the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, where he was Chief Resident. He completed his Surgical Endoscopy and Advanced Laparoscopy fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. .

Vein care appointments without interruption

Please call us at 240-965-3915 with questions or to schedule an appointment. You may also schedule with us online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Vein doctors you can count on

We're here for you! Please call your local Alaska office if we can answer any questions or assist in any way.


2550 Denali Street, Suite 1307

Anchorage, Alaska 99503



1626 30th Avenue, Suite 203

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701


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