At the Vein & Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay, you will receive compassionate, personalized care from our staff using state-of-the-art treatmemt methods. We are able to offer innovative therapies with comprehensive in house diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders. Our practice is equipped with high-end ultrasonic equipment for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and encompasses all aspects of diagnosis and treatment of arterial, venous, and lymphatic diseases. Treatment ranges from advice to medication, and when needed - all aspects of vascular and endovascular surgery.
We are located in Tampa, in close proximity to St. Joseph’s Hospital and University Community Hospital. Our second location conveniently serves the North Tampa community at 19185 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33548.
We offer various minimally invasive procedures for arterial diseases such as angioplasty, stenting, and atherectomy techniques; all of which require no overnight hospital stays.
We also offer you highly trained professionals who specialize in measuring and fitting an entire line of economical compression hoses for those who may require them. This assures the proper stockings and includes the convenience of on-site availability.
Every member of the Vein & Vascular Institute's team is a dedicated health care professional committed to putting our patients first. We will work hard to ensure that you receive quality care in a friendly and professional environment.
Thomas M. Kerr MD, FACS
Dr. Kerr is a board-certified vascular surgeon. He attained Board Certification in General Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also earned a certificate of added qualification in Surgical Critical Care Medicine, thus making him one of only a very few local surgeons who attained board certification in three fields at the same time - demonstrating the commitment to advanced training that he is capable of offering.
After completing his undergraduate studies at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, and earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Kerr then served his internship and general surgery residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kerr was one of the acclaimed Kachelmacher Memorial Research Fellows, and studied under Dr. John J. Cranley. At that point being involved in multiple speeches, awards and publication involving vascular topics. He completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, and furthered his training abroad after being awarded a traveling fellowship from the the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. This gave him the opportunity to travel to Europe to further his training with world known vascular surgeons.
Awards & Expertise
One of the first recipients of the prestigious American Venous Forum Research Foundation Award for Studies in Venous Diseases
Recipient of the Taylor-Caswell Teaching Award from Temple University
Dr. Kerr has multiple peer-reviewed articles on venous disease to his credit
Dr. Kerr is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida
Authored multiple book chapters and co-authored a book on vascular disease.
Kenneth J. Wright, MD
Dr. Ken J. Wright attended Ohio State University and earned a degree in Exercise Science with honors. During his time as an undergraduate, Dr. Wright conducted research on cranial based tumors at Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and was elected as President of Buckeye Advocates for Student Health. Somehow, he also found time to serve as a manager for the Ohio State football team.
Dr. Wright also graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine, and went on to train in general surgery at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo, Dr. Wright participated in vascular surgery research. Dr. Wright returned to Ohio State University to complete a fellowship at the Ross Heart Hospital.
Dr. Wright is board certified in General and Vascular Surgery, as well as an active member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. Dr. Wright has been happily married for 10 years and is the proud father of two children. He is also a USAT member and competes in triathlons throughout the central Florida area.
Alberto J. Gonzalez, MD
Dr. Gonzalez is Board Certified in General Surgery and Board Eligible in Vascular Surgery. He is an active member of the Society of Vascular Surgery, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, and the Florida Medical Association. Dr. Gonzalez is currently licensed in Florida and Alabama.
In 1997, Dr. Gonzalez earned a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biology and Political Science from Houston Baptist University. His Medical Doctorate was awarded from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After graduation he completed his General Surgery training at The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida and at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Gonzalez completed a two-year fellowship in vascular surgery June 30, 2011 at The University of Tennessee at Memphis.
Dr. Gonzalez was born in New York City to Cuban immigrants and grew up in Houston, Texas where he attended Alief Hastings High School. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Married to his lovely wife, Kim, Dr. Gonzalez has two children and two geriatric Labrador retrievers. He enjoys time off with family and outdoor activities, especially saltwater fishing.
Holly-Ann Kerr, CMSRN, ARNP
Holly Kerr is a Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with over fifteen years of experience. She specializes in all areas of vascular surgery. Ms. Kerr received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of South Florida in 1996. She gained clinical experience in vascular surgical nursing at St Josephs Hospital, while completing her Masters Degree in 2009 at the University of South Florida with honors. Ms. Kerr is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and The National Scholars Honor Society, as well as a member of The Society of Vascular Nursing and The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Ms. Kerr joined The Vein and Vascular Institute in 2005, with a focus on the management of venous disease. She has had extensive training in sclerotherapy and has performed thousands of procedures. Academically, she has written about various forms of venous sclerotherapy.
Dr. Thomas Kerr and Dr. Marlene Valentin completed fellowships in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions and are experienced in all facets of Vascular Care.
The Vein & Vascular Institute offers minimally invasive techniques to treat small spider veins to large ropey varicose veins in the lower extremity to history of blood clots in the veins of the legs. We specialize in the following areas of Vascular Surgery.
Carotid Artery Blockages
Peripheral Bypass Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Arm Artery Disease
Leg Artery Disease
Venous treatments and non-surgical invasive procedures are available from our practice. These include:
VNUS® Closure procedure
Ultrasound Guided Goam Sclerotherapy
Percutaneous Endovascular Atherectomy