Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship
Welcome to the Center for Vein Restoration’s Phlebology Fellowship page. The Center for Vein Restoration was granted a Phlebology fellowship by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine in 2017. The fellowship is a 12-month fellowship designed to provide broad training in the diagnosis and management of patients suffering from chronic venous disorders.
During the 12 months, trainees will develop expertise in the following areas:
- All aspects of non-invasive duplex scanning of the venous and arterial systems.
- Diagnosis and management superficial and deep venous disorders.
- Expertise with all methods for treating superficial venous insufficiency that includes laser and radiofrequency endovenous ablations, non-thermal technologies like mechanochemical ablations (Clarivein), cyanoacrylate (Venaseal), Polidocanol microfoam (Varithena), ambulatory micro-stab phlebectomies, ultrasound guided foam and cosmetic sclerotherapy
- An exposure to patients with deep venous disorders like Pelvic Venous Insufficiency, May Thurner’s Syndrome, Iliac Venous Occlusive disease, venous stenting and chemical and coil embolization procedures.
The fellowship is currently organized into quarterly rotations with the following emphases:
- Quarter 1:Trainee will gain expertise with performing diagnostic venous ultrasound examinations, learning ultrasound physics, understanding how to use the duplex ultrasound and transducer principles. The trainee will also scrub in on all procedures and start developing experience with ultrasound cannulations, tumescent anesthesia, performing phlebectomies and learning how to prepare the operating room and table.
- Quarter 2:The trainee will rotate to a CVR center and continue to gain case load experience. The emphasis of this rotation is ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and visual cosmetic sclerotherapy. They will continue to do cases and diagnostic ultrasounds and focus on developing their sclerotherapy skills.
- Quarter 3:The trainee will rotate to a high-volume CVR center. The purpose of this rotation is to perform as many supervised procedures as possible. The trainee will have independent operating experience under the supervision of a CVR faculty member.
- Quarter 4:The trainee will rotate back to the first quarter rotation. During this rotation the trainee’s technical and textbook fund of knowledge will be assessed by the supervising CVR faculty member. Any identified deficiencies will be remediated at this time.
During each rotation, the trainee will be required to participate in the weekly CVR didactic lecture series. CVR faculty members will provide formal didactic lectures based upon a pre-determined curriculum. The trainee will also be expected to provide Grand Rounds once a month on a topic decided upon by the Program Director.
As of 2018, the ABVLM has expanded CVR’s training opportunities. We have been approved to train up seven fellows and have training opportunities in the following states: New Jersey, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, Maryland and Virginia. We appreciate your interest in our training opportunity and look forward to hearing from you.