FVLD Board Member, Veteran Partners with Center for Vein Restoration – Dr. Joseph Jenkins

Written By Center for Vein Restoration
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DECEMBER 2019, GREENBELT, MD: Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is proud to announce the addition of Joseph Jenkins to its expanding and esteemed roster of physicians treating venous disease throughout the country. His practice in Dubuque is Center for Vein Restoration’s first location in Iowa. He is board certified in venous and lymphatic medicine and wound care, is the medical director of the Health Corp in Dubuque, Iowa, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. In 2011, he founded the Tri-State Vein Center, PC, an Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accredited Vascular Testing and Vein Center.

Dr. Jenkins, a native of Dubuque, attended the University of Iowa, School of Medicine earning his MD in 1984. His first year of surgical training was completed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. For the next 3 years he was a general medical officer in Darmstadt, Germany. In 1988, he returned to the University of Iowa to complete a residency in general surgery. Dr. Jenkins spent the following year fulfilling his military obligation at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. In July 1994, he returned to Dubuque and practiced as a general surgeon with Dubuque Surgery, PC. until December 31, 2010.

Dr. Jenkins opened the Tri-State Vein Center, PC, a practice dedicated to the treatment of patients with varicose veins and venous reflux. In 2017, Dr. Jenkins was certified as a Wound Specialist Physician by the American Board of Wound Management.

Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, CEO; Dr. Khanh Q. Nguyen, Chief Medical Officer; Ken Abod, CFO; and Neil Collier, Chief Operating Officer, at CVR are all pleased to welcome Dr. Jenkins to the company. “It is clear from his level of involvement in the field and multiple accreditations that Dr. Jenkins is committed to delivering the best care possible to his patients,” added Dr. Lakhanpal. “That makes him an ideal representative of the CVR mission, ‘to improve lives in the communities we serve by providing state-of-the-art vascular care in a compassionate and affordable manner.’”

“I’m very excited to be joining an organization that will enable me to continue prioritizing patient satisfaction and high-quality care above all else,” noted Dr. Jenkins. “As a leader Dr. Lakhanpal understands the work that I have been doing for over thirty years, and with partnership and the resources provided by CVR I feel confident in advancing my efforts and dedicating even more time directly to patients’ needs.”

Dr. Jenkins has served thousands of patients throughout his career, and is regarded as experienced, friendly, and professional. Patients leave his office feeling relieved and confident and say they would recommend the treatment to a friend.

Dr. Jenkins’ accomplishments and accreditations also include:

  • Member, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Faculty Member, American Vein and Lymphatic Society
  • Member, American Venous Forum


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 80 centers and growing, CVR has over 500 employees and conducts over 150,000 patient interactions annually. To learn more about CVR and its mission, visit https://www.centerforvein.com or by phone at 240-965-3915.

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