Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal / President & CEO

  • Founder of Center for Vein Restoration
  • Residency in Cardiovascular surgery from the University of Minnesota
  • Board Certified in General Surgery and Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
  • Former Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at Washington Adventist Hospital
  • Former Director of Cardiac Surgery at Prince George’s Hospital Center
  • Extensively published in the field of cardiovascular surgery, diagnosis, and management of venous insufficiency
  • National Spokesperson on Vein and Cardiovascular Care

John Hlywak / CFO

  • More than 25 years’ executive experience, managing the growth and financial stability of major healthcare organizations
  • Expertise includes acquisitions, revenue development, market share growth, process improvement and efficiency enhancement as well as providing financial and operational information for key decision-making
  • As a senior leader in the company, John brings a strong finance background with in-depth knowledge of all aspects of financial reporting, strategic planning, regulatory environments, valuation and acquisition as well as funding sources and capital markets
  • Formerly: Executive Vice President/CFO at IntegraMed America; Senior Vice President/CFO at MedSource, as well as a partner at a large international accounting and consulting firm

Dr. Khanh Q. Nguyen / Corporate Medical Officer

  • Board Certified Physician (Re-certified in 2015)
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
  • Managing Partner Silver Spring Emergency Physicians – Holy Cross Hospital
  • Former Board Member Silver Spring Emergency Physicians
  • Extensive Training in Ultrasound, and Vascular Access
  • Nationally Published in the field of Venous Disease

George Casimates / VP of Sales

  • 20 plus years of Executive Sales & Marketing leadership experience exclusively in the healthcare field
  • Expertise in building revenue generating teams at big pharma, large medical product, clinical practice companies, and start-up pharma
  • Successful track record of leading teams to exceed corporate goals
  • Prior companies include Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Smith Industries Medical Systems, and Nutricia North America
  • Master’s in Business Administration, University of Baltimore
  • Bachelor of Science, Management/Marketing, Long Island University

Cathy Cimo / VP Operations

  • 20 years of operations management experience, primarily in large healthcare organizations
  • Experience managing a multi-site/multi-state organization specializing in the treatment of vein disease
  • Expert at managing the manpower, resources, and training of CVR’s support departments
  • Maintains superior clinical staff scheduling across the enterprise
  • Sole focus on maximizing “patient experience” through team efficiencies and applied technology

Greg Edmund / VP of MIS

  • 20 years of leadership experience in corporate IT systems and database management
  • Expert in the areas of system design, development, network operations and strategic planning—particularly in healthcare
  • Sole focus on building technical processes to enable enterprise-wide systems management and application support
  • Certifications in Six Sigma, VB, MSSQL Development, MCSD, MSSQL Administration

Bob Howell / Associate Vice President, Growth and Development

  • 25 Years of healthcare experience in the areas of community health, business development, physician relations, marketing, media and public relations
  • Currently leads a team of dynamic and professional community outreach health educators in order to educate community members about venous disease
  • An employee of Center for Vein Restoration since its inception in 2007, assisted in company growth from a single site entity to more than 30 sites by 2015
  • Former Director at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Inova Health System, Prince George’s Hospital
  • Membership with the American College of Phlebology and Metro Area Physician Services Association Former Board Member of Capitol Area Society of Health Care Planning & Marketing, and American Cancer Society