STEVE ELIAS MD Appointed Director of The Center for Vein Disease At Mount Sinai Medical Center
August 09, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsNew York – As of this coming September, the Center for Vein Disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center will be established. Steve Elias MD FACS will be the Director whose goal is to create a similar center of excellence that he has already developed at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center NJ since 2001.
At the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Elias will have the academic title of Associate Professor of Surgery. The Center for Vein Disease is committed to treating all aspects of vein disease in a modern, minimally invasive manner. Dr Elias has been on the clinical staff of Mount Sinai since 1991.
The Center for Vein Disease will be part of the world-renowned Department of Vascular Surgery, celebrated for its minimally invasive arterial surgery. Additionally, the Center is the first of its kind located in an academic institution in New York City. Patients will be able to receive the most advanced vein care at a major teaching program in the metropolitan area.
Dr. Elias will continue to serve as Director of the Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, an affiliate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In doing so, Dr. Elias will ensure quality vein care on both sides of the Hudson, allowing a wider patient-base and a choice of location for treatment in the Tri-State Area.
Dr. Elias hopes to continue the successes he has had as Director of the Center for Vein at Englewood over the past five years at his new post in Manhattan. In his 22 years as a vascular surgeon, he has made it a point to be on the cutting edge of vein care : in the early 80s, he was among the first to publish on the Axillary Vein Valve Transplant technique. Today, he can name to his pioneering credit TriVex (he was one of the first four surgeons in the entire world to perform the procedure), EVLT, Closure, and PAPS (Percutaneous Ablation of Perforators).
He also proctors surgeons at their own institutions when they are performing their first minimally invasive vein procedures and, in this capacity, he has traveled to the Mayo Clinic, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Case Western Reserve, Columbia Presbyterian, Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Elias has been featured on CNN, Fox News, CBS, NBC and ABC. Dr. Elias is a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology as well as a member of the American Venous Forum, American College of Phlebology, Society for Vascular, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and the International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery.
ABOUT STEVE ELIAS MD FACS
Steve Elias is the Director of The Centers for Vein Disease both at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Medical Center and at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey. He lectures, publishes, and teaches extensively about minimally invasive vein care and procedures. As Course Director of the Annual Vascular Fellows Course in Venous Disease, he trains young vascular surgeons in the treatment of vein problems. His clinical interests encompass all aspects of vein care: spider veins, varicose veins, perforator and deep venous incompetence, and venous ulcers. He performs all minimally invasive vein procedures and his work at the Center for Vein Disease includes the prevention and treatment of deep venous thrombosis. Dr. Elias is a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon and member of the American Venous Forum, the American College of Phlebology, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and the International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a recipient of the Dardik Research and Education Award.