Director's Note

What an Exciting 2023 for the Venous and Lymphatic Community

Welcome to the latest edition of Vein Magazine! As we enter 2023, get ready for an exciting year ahead. The American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS) congress and the 2023 International Union of Phlebology (UIP) World Co...Continue Reading

The Future of Vein & Lymphatic Care has Arrived!

As a wide-eyed intern at Cedars-Sinai in Beverly Hills (circa 1990), I trained directly with Drs. Jeremy Swan and Willy Ganz of the famous Swan-Ganz catheter. One afternoon during rounds, these mentors of mine told me to...Continue Reading

Welcome to Vein Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2022 Issue

I wanted to formally welcome everyone back to Vein Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2022 issue! Our main goal is to be a bastion of “lean back learning” for venous and lymphatic enthusiasts. We hope to continue...Continue Reading

Letter from the Medical Director: Looking Forward Optimistically

It is with great humility and appreciation for those who have come before me, especially my friend Dr. Steve Elias, that I have accepted this role as medical editor for VEIN Magazine. Having been passionate about the impo...Continue Reading

Medical Director Letter: MacGuffin and The Junkman

I HATE TO ADMIT it, but I never heard of MacGuffin until recently. How did he elude me all these years? MacGuffin has been around for close to 100 years. Kind of old, but MacGuffin still influences us. For me, he recently...Continue Reading

Morbidly Gleeful and Gleefully Morbid

"It’s good to see you. It’s good to see anybody,” says Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, age 76, in the Martin Scorsese documentary Shine a Light. Richards should be dead many times. He has tried mos...Continue Reading

Let Me Forget about Today until Tomorrow

By. Dr. Steve Elias Remember when life was simple? There were so many things you had to do. Every day. Maybe that is what Henry David Thoreau was thinking when he hunkered down at Walden Pond in 1845. His own elective se...Continue Reading

Waves of Education: Riding the Next Crest of Phlebology

Duke Kahanamoku knew. Kelly Slater knows. And some young Hawaiian surfer would like to know…how to ride big waves. Phlebology has had three big waves. Maybe not as exciting as Big Wave Riding in Hawaii, but the Ph...Continue Reading

One Hundred Percent, One Hundred Percent of the Time or Why Am I Sitting in the Hot Sun Listening to This

Mid July, 95 degrees, West Point Military Academy. Army Lacrosse coach Joe Alberici screams, or shall I say “communicates” in the Army manner, the words, “A tough guy gives one hundred percent, one hundr...Continue Reading

That Guy

Most of us had mentors who influenced us early on in our medical education- -the key person, or maybe persons, who started us on the path we took. Medicine, in the past, was much more like an apprenticeship. You found &ld...Continue Reading