Maryland Vein Doctors
108 Forbes Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
620 W. MacPhail Road, Suite 104
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
1001 Pine Heights Avenue, Suite 303
Baltimore, Maryland 21229
11055 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 209
Columbia, MD 21044
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway, Suite 400
Columbia, Maryland 21045
401 Purdy Street, Suite 204
Easton, Maryland 21601
141 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 190
Frederick, Maryland 21702
19735 Germantown Road, Suite 330
Germantown, Maryland 20874
1600 Crain Highway South, Suite 408
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
1401 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
1205 York Roard, Suite 34
Lutherville, Maryland 21093
11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 401
Rockville, Maryland 20852
20 Crossroads Drive, Suite 212
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
301 Steeple Chase Drive, Suite 401
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
9110 Philadelphia Road, Suite 306
Rosedale, Maryland 21237
831 University Boulevard East, Suite 25
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903
12107 Old Line Center
Waldorf, Maryland 20602
Center for Vein Restoration in Maryland
Center for Vein Restoration proudly operates 18 branches throughout the state of Maryland. With so many facilities available, every resident of Maryland is sure to find a convenient location for their vein care needs.
The Doctors Who Serve Maryland
Dr. Jonathan Calure is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed a General Surgery residency and a Cardiac Surgery Fellowship at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. Certified in general surgery and thoracic-cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Calure was one of the first physicians in the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis area to perform the Venous Closure® procedure and is a national leader in the technique. After serving as the President and Surgical Director of Maryland Vein Professionals for 15 years, he partnered with Center for Vein Restoration in 2020. Dr. Calure is a member of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society, the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Dr. Eddie Fernandez, RPVI, graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in Medford, Massachusetts, and went on to pursue his residency in emergency medicine at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. After completing his residency in 2006, Dr. Fernandez moved to Maryland and served as a physician in the Emergency Medicine Department at Holy Cross Hospital. He is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine for Georgetown University School of Medicine. In 2009, he did a subspecialty fellowship in phlebology, joining Center for Vein Restoration.
Dr. Laura Harlan, DO, attended the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri (now known as Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences) where she received her degree in osteopathic medicine. In 1994, Dr. Harlan entered an internship and residency program with the Johns Hopkins/Sinai Hospital internal medicine program in Baltimore. After completing her residency, Dr. Harlan practiced internal medicine for nearly two years. She then accepted a unique opportunity to practice emergency medicine at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown, which transformed from a quiet community care center into one of the busiest and most fast-paced emergency departments in the region. In 2017, Dr. Harlan joined Center for Vein Restoration and began treating patients in all aspects of venous disease.
Dr. Jon Hupp, FSVS, FACS, received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston. After a General Surgery Residency and Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Hupp completed an Endovascular Fellowship at Southern Illinois University in 2002. With over 25 years of medical experience, Dr. Hupp has practiced vascular surgery in the Annapolis area since 2002. He was the first surgeon in the region to perform endovenous ablations starting in 2005. Starting in 2016, he practiced with Maryland Vein Professionals, and then joined Center for Vein Restoration in 2020 when the two companies partnered. Dr. Hupp is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been widely published on the topic of vascular surgery.
Dr. Alfred Jump completed his medical training at the University of Maryland at College Park, MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, and The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C, with post graduate training at University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Baltimore. Dr. Jump previously practiced at Holy Cross Hospital in Germantown. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, FACS, is President & CEO of Center for Vein Restoration, the largest physician-led provider network for the treatment of symptomatic venous insufficiency in the United States. Dr. Lakhanpal started his medical training in India at the medical college Amritsar and the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh. Subsequently he completed a General Surgery Residency at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, then his Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.
A cardiovascular surgeon who is board certified in general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and thoracic surgery, Dr. Lakhanpal has served as Director of Cardiac Surgery at Prince George’s Hospital and is affiliated with Washington Adventist Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Doctor’s Hospital, and Prince George’s Hospital. He began treating patients with venous insufficiency in 2006. Soon after, he decided to focus his professional career on developing a practice that would specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency, resulting in the founding of Center for Vein Restoration.
Vinay Satwah, MD, DO, RPVI, completed an accelerated medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. He performed his Internal Medicine residency in the St. Barnabas healthcare system in Northern New Jersey. He then went on to do a Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, and Endovascular Medicine Fellowship at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Southern New Jersey.
Dr. Satwah is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). Dr. Satwah also has received multiple invitations to speak and present at several international and national vascular conferences.
Dr. Duc Le earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. After his graduation, he served his residency in Emergency Medicine at the York-Pennsylvania State-Hershey Emergency Medicine Program in York, Pennsylvania. Following his residency, Dr. Le worked as an attending emergency physician at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Virginia for two years then at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville for eight years. He was a managing partner for seven years with Emergency Physician Associates and Chairman to the Community Acquired Pneumonia Committee at Frederick Memorial Hospital until he joined Center for Vein Restoration in 2014.
He has since completed extensive specialized training in the treatment of varicose vein and venous insufficiency. In 1993, as a medical student, Dr. Le was granted a medical rotation to Saigon, Vietnam and became the first medical student from the U.S. to do so following the end of the Vietnam War. Since then, he has participated in multiple medical missions to Southeast Asia through the local charities of Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped and Hope for Tomorrow. He has also previously volunteered to treat patients at the Mission of Mercy free clinic in Germantown. Dr. Le has been a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Physicians since 1998.
Peter Liao, MD, PhD, obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College as part of the Penn State/Jefferson combined six-year BS-MD program. During his time at Jefferson, Dr. Liao also completed a PhD in Pharmacology. In 1994, Dr. Liao started his Residency in General Surgery at University of Maryland. He continued at University of Maryland with a Fellowship in Surgical Endoscopy and Advanced Laparoscopy. In 2001 he returned as a faculty member at the University of Maryland, teaching residents General Surgery, Flexible Endoscopy, and Advanced Laparoscopy. Starting in 2014, he practiced with Maryland Vein Professionals, and then joined Center for Vein Restoration in 2020 when the two companies partnered. Dr. Liao is a board-certified General Surgeon with special expertise in minimally invasive procedures.
Dr. Michael Malone received his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He completed an internship and residency at Boston University as well as a Vascular Surgery residency at Temple University. Prior to joining Center for Vein Restoration, Dr. Malone was a Clinical Assistant Professor, an Attending Vascular Surgeon and a General and Vascular Surgeon. He has been published in several vascular surgery journals and textbooks. He is a member of Society for Vascular Surgery, the American Venous Forum Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, and the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society.
Khanh Q. Nguyen, MD, DO, RPVI, received his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, and trained at Botsford Hospital, part of the Michigan State HealthCare System. Dr. Nguyen has been in practice for almost 15 years and is the Corporate Medical Director for Center for Vein Restoration. He has personally performed more than 9,000 venous procedures, trained countless physicians around the country in venous techniques, and has been published in several medical and research journals.
He is board certified and on staff at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring and at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. He is certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation as well as board certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen is also an Associate Clinical Professor at Georgetown University Medical School, a member of the American Osteopathic Association, and a Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.
Frank Sbrocco, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University in 1990 and completed OB/GYN residency training at Washington Hospital Center in 1994. He then relocated to Calvert County, Maryland in 1995. He cared for OB/GYN patients for 15 years in private practice at Calvert Memorial Hospital. A practicing physician in Southern Maryland since 1995, Dr. Sbrocco joined the team at Center for Vein Restoration in 2009, where he has dedicated his career to bringing relief to patients coping with venous disease.
Anuj Shah, MD, FACEP, graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Upon graduation, he completed his residency training at Summa Health Systems and Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio. During his residency training, Dr. Shah first began using ultrasound in the care of his patients. As a result, Dr. Shah has more than 15 years of experience with ultrasound-guided venous access, the foundation used today in the procedures offered in vein clinics. Dr. Shah is still a managing partner in the emergency department at Holy Cross Hospitals in Silver Spring and Germantown. He also is an assistant clinical professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Shah joined Center for Vein Restoration in 2012.
Lawrence Starin, MD, FACS, completed his medical training at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Dr. Starin then spent five years as a resident in general surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York City, followed by one year as a Fellow in the department of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1989, Dr. Starin moved to Maryland and joined a general surgery group practice with offices in both Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Since 1994, he has practiced general surgery as a solo provider with privileges at Holy Cross and Shady Grove Adventist hospitals. He is currently the Chief of General Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Starin joined Center for Vein Restoration in 2013.
Sean Stewart, MS, MD, graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School and was trained at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore City. In 2003, he was awarded the Emergency Medicine Distinguished Service Award at the University of Maryland. During his residency training, Dr. Stewart was involved in developing an emergency ultrasound fellowship program for emergency medicine doctors. As a result, Dr. Stewart has over 12 years of experience with ultrasound guided venous access.
Dr. Stewart has spent seven years as a managing partner in the emergency department at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. He was also an associate professor with the Georgetown University Medical School, and currently has privileges at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. A Maryland native, Dr. Stewart has been providing outstanding patient care with Center for Vein Restoration since 2010. He is the Regional Medical Director for Maryland and the Director of the Chemical Ablation and Sclerotherapy program for Center for Vein Restoration.
David R. Whittaker, MD, FACS, graduated from the US Naval Academy with a degree in mechanical engineering and completed medical school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He subsequently completed his General Surgery residency at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. After a tour as the Battle Group Surgeon during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he returned to complete his Vascular Fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. Dr. Whittaker is a board-certified vascular surgeon with over 20 years of medical experience. Dr. Whittaker has published numerous manuscripts in the field of vascular surgery and has authored and co-authored several textbook chapters related to vascular disease and treatments. He joined Center for Vein Restoration in 2020.
Rory C. Byrne, MD graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In 1978, he left Ireland and relocated to Canada, where he completed an internship at the Queen’s University Hospital program in Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Byrne then entered a residency program at the McGill University Hospitals. He moved to Montreal in 1994. As he advanced in his career, Dr. Byrne realized there was an unmet demand to treat patients with venous insufficiency and began to concentrate his practice exclusively on vein care. He is a member of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
Thomas Militano, MD, PhD, RPVI, graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He received his cardiothoracic surgical training at Tufts New England Medical Center and has 30 years’ experience in all aspects of adult cardiac surgery. He earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and served for two years at the National Heart and Lung Institute in the Artificial Heart Program in the 1970s. Dr. Militano has practiced in the Washington, D.C. area for 25 years, performing some 4,500 open heart operations and 2,500 minimally-invasive venous ablations.
A Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, Dr. Militano is a frequent lecturer on the physiology and treatment of venous insufficiency. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Militano has been included in Who’s Who in America and named several times as one of America’s Top Physicians and America’s Top Surgeons (Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery) of the Consumer’s Research Council of America. He serves as Chairman of the Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Washington Adventist Hospital. Dr. Militano has worked with Center for Vein Restoration for seven years, and considers helping his patients address venous disorders with less invasive procedures his greatest achievement.
Why Center for Vein Restoration Loves Maryland
Center for Vein Restoration was founded in Maryland and is happy to call the state its corporate headquarters. The state offers many sights and attractions for residents and visitors, starting with the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the U.S. Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Hagerstown.
Why Center for Vein Restoration in Maryland
Center for Vein Restoration’s sole mission is to improve the quality of life of our patients through compassionate and expert vein care. Our physicians and staff are trained in the latest techniques to eliminate the discomfort of varicose veins and the unsightly appearance of spider veins.
Rory C. Byrne
Eddie A. Fernandez
MD, PhD, RPVI
Khanh Q. Nguyen
Sean K. Stewart