Nancy L. Harthun


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Get to Know Dr. Harthun

Dedicated to improving the healthcare patient experience. Dr. Nancy L. Harthun is dedicated to patient outcomes using the best available medical knowledge and technology— all while staying at the forefront of vascular health research and teaching.

Dr. Harthun earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.She completed a Master of Science degree in clinical research from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.  She trained in general and vascular surgery at the University of Virginia, obtaining board certification from the American Board of Surgery.  She completed an endovascular fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

A Word From Dr. Harthun

“My philosophy of patient care is to first listen. Most of the time patients already understand what’s wrong. These details help me generate an appropriate treatment plan.” – Dr. Nancy Harthun

Dr. Harthun's Credentials

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery
  • Registered Vascular Technologist (RTV)
  • Registered Physicians Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
  • Medical degree, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Master's degree, Clinical Research of Public Health Sciences (magna cum laude), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Internship, Jr. Resident General Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Residency, Sr. and Chief Resident General Surgery, University of Virginia
  • Endovascular Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Distinguished Fellow, The Society of Vascular Surgery
  • President, Virginia Vascular Society, the Muller-Jones Surgical Society, and the Virginia Chapter of the Association of Women Surgeons
  • Visiting Professorship, The Association of Women Surgeons
  • S. Timothy String Traveling Fellowship, Southern Association of Vascular Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Varicose Veins
  • Spider Veins
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Radiofrequency & Laser Ablation
  • Silver Scalpel Award for Clinical teaching from the surgical residents of the York Hospital
  • English

More About Dr. Harthun

Dr. Harthun is an experienced vascular surgeon and clinical researcher board-certified in both Vascular and General surgery by the American Board of Surgery, specializing in minimally invasive treatment to relieve symptoms related to chronic venous insufficiency. She is a distinguished Fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery and a Visiting Professor of the Association of Women Surgeons. She earned her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, and a master’s degree in clinical research (magna cum laude) from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

"I have dedicated my career to making healthcare work for patients. This includes safeguarding their health, safety, quality of life, and appearance. Vein care has improved dramatically throughout my career. Technology has progressed to where most procedures can be performed in the office without fasting, stopping or starting medications, and minimizing a patient's time commitment." - Nancy L. Harthun, MD MS FACS RVT
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