Steven E. Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACP

Dr. Steven Zimmet has been practicing dermatology in Austin, Texas for over 30 years. In 2007 he became the Founding President of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and, in 2011, he was elected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America® Database for 2011-2012 for dermatology/phlebology (vein disease). Since 2007, he has served as editor for Phlebology: The Journal of Venous Disease.

Additional Articles by: Steven E. Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACP

An Open Letter from the American Board of Phlebology

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We write to you today on the topic of the future of clinical practice in the area of venous disease. The ABPh is pursuing the creation of a cross-...


The American Board of Phlebology Continuing to Evolve

As its visibility increases, the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh) has been the subject of debates at meetings of the American College of Phlebology and the American Venous Forum...


Core Content in Phlebology A Call for Stakeholder Comments

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh), I would like to invite all individual stakeholders to comment on our “Core Content in Phlebology...


Announcing a Change in the Name of the American Board of Phlebology

For the past year, the ABPh Board of Directors has been considering the possibility of changing the name of our organization to address several ongoing practical issues we have enc...


Challenges in Phlebology

Two very important questions are being actively discussed by those with an interest in venous disorders. The first question is how best to assure that physicians now and in the fut...


Training Gaps: How to Establish Comprehensive Training in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

An update from the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) on their three-step collaborative, multispecialty process to develop educational standards in VLM.


The ABVLM Focused on Education

As we make our way through the second decade of this century, two very important questions are being actively discussed by those with an interest in venous disorders. The first que...


ABVLM: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

In an effort to advance the field, the ABVLM has chosen to develop a rigorous certification examination, requiring compliance with a maintenance of certification program in order t...


The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM): Vision and Value

Before we consider the need for standardized training and certification in venous medicine, one fundamental question arises: Do we need venous specialists?