Dr. Helane Fronek

Helane Fronek MD, FACP, FACPh entered the field of phlebology in 1985 and has been an integral part of the development of this new medical specialty.  As the Director of the Varicose Vein Clinic at Scripps Clinic, she provided cutting edge treatment for the entire spectrum of superficial venous disorders and conducted research on venous leg ulceration, compression therapy, and emerging therapies for varicose veins. 

Dr. Fronek is a past president of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society, the largest medical organization devoted to vein care.  She is a respected speaker and educator in all aspects of diagnosis and treatment for venous disease and communication in the medical arena. 

Dr. Fronek was the first recipient of the American College of Phlebology’s prestigious Leadership Award. Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Phlebology, she is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC-San Diego School of Medicine, where she teaches medical students the practice of physical examination and the art of medicine. 

Dr. Fronek has dedicated her career to providing technically excellent and compassionate care to her patients and to inspiring and teaching the next generation of phlebologists. She is well known for authoring, ‘The Fundamentals of Phlebology’ which is a medical textbook used by most phlebologists entering the field.

Additional Articles by: Dr. Helane Fronek

The Lessons of Blue Ice

Stepping onto one of Antarctica’s many islands, we were stunned by the otherworldly array of icebergs on the beach. Each shape was unique as if a sculptor had spent hours intenti...

Words Matter

We Americans are proud of and passionate about the freedoms we enjoy. This issue has been difficult during the pandemic,further dividing us. If my freedom impacts you in a way you ...

Maintaining our Wholeness as Physicians in the Age of Covid-19

by Helane Fronek Physicians were struggling with epidemic levels of burnout – before a pandemic upended our lives and strained our coping mechanisms. Anxiety has risen as we fear...

The Ways in Which We are Already Prepared for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dr. Helane Fronek advises how the practice of mindfulness can protect our sanity and allow us to function more thoughtfully and productively even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Th...