Vein Center Director: Antonios P. Gasparis, MD
The Center for Vein Care is led by Antonios P. Gasparis, MD. A board-certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Gasparis has been in practice for over 10 years. He is a leader in the field of vein disease recognized for his work as a clinician, researcher and educator. He is the founder and director of the Center for Vein Care since its inception in 2007.
Stony Brook Leadership
Dr. Gasparis serves as a Professor in the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook Medicine, where he directs and teaches courses for medical students, surgery residents and vascular surgery residents. He also holds numerous hospital leadership positions including:
• Assistant Chief Medical Officer
• Medical Director, Vascular Laboratory
• Director, Deep Vein Thrombosis Team
An active researcher, Dr. Gasparis is the author of 40 published papers and five book chapters on varicose veins, DVT, pelvic vein disease. He teaches new techniques and technologies and has given over 100 presentation throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is also the co-founder and co-director of the Venous Symposium, a leading international vein meeting in New York City.
In addition, Dr. Gasparis holds several leadership positions in professional and scientific societies such as the American Venous Forum (AVF), American College of Phlebology (ACP) and Union Internationale of Phlebotomy (UIP). He also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery and Phlebology. He has been cited as an “American Top Surgeon” for five years.
After obtaining an undergraduate degree in classical civilization of Greece and Rome at New York University, Dr. Gasparis attended State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse. There, he received his medical degree in 1996 and performed his internship and residency in surgery. He completed research and clinical fellowships in vascular surgery at Stony Brook University. He also was an endovascular fellow at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. In 2004, he received the Sigvaris Traveling Fellowship Award by the American Venous Forum, allowing him to travel the world and bring new therapies for vein disease to Stony Brook Medicine.