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Our Team

The Center for Vein Care includes vascular surgeons, a PhD vascular physiologist, registered vascular technicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and a full administration staff. Each member plays a role in making your care as comfortable, convenient and successful as possible. Our staff will provide you information on your disease and treatment options, manage your insurance claims and referrals, and schedule appointments smoothly and efficiently. 


Physicians


A. Gasparis, MD

M. Bannazadeh, MD

A. Kokkosis, MD

G. Koullias, MD, PhD

D. Landau, MD

S. Loh, MD

N. Sikalas, MD

A.Tassiopoulos, MD

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 venous 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.

Mohsen Bannazadeh, MD - Assistant Professor of Surgery, is board certified in General Surgery. He completed his training in vascular surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, and joined our faculty in the Vascular Surgery Division in 2017. He is a specialist in treating venous conditions including varicose veins and venous insufficiency. In addition to English, he speaks Persian and Arabic.

Angela Kokkosis, MD - Fluent in Spanish and Greek, Dr. Kokkosis clinical interests are all areas of arterial and venous surgery and her special research interest is women with peripheral artery disease (PAD). She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

George Koulias, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Surgery, is board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. His clinical interest are in all areas of arterial and venous surgery. 

David Landau, MD - Assistant Professor of Surgery, is board certified in both vascular surgery and general surgery. Dr. Landau received his MD from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in 1990 and joined our faculty in the Vascular Surgery Division in 2009. His clinical interest is in all areas of arterial and venous surgery, using both conventional surgical techniques.

Shang Loh, MD - Assistant Professor of Surgery, is board certified in vascular surgery and general surgery.  His research interests include endothelial cell dysfunction in diabetic patients, recruitment of bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells, management of vascular trauma, emerging endovascular technologies for the treatment of pararenal and thoracoabdominal aneurysms, and endovascular treatment of acute and chronic aortic dissections. 

Nicholas Sikalas, MD - Assistant Professor of Surgery and Board certified in General Surgery. His clinical interest are in all aspects of vascular surgery, using both conventional surgery and endovascular techniques. 

Apostolos Tassiopoulos, MD - A Professor of Surgery at Stony Brook School of Medicine and is board certified in both vascular surgery and general surgery. He serves as Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Residency and the Surgical Skills Simulation Center in the Stony Brook School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Aortic Center. 


Vascular Physiologist


N. Labropoulos, PhD, RVT
Director, Vascular Laboratory

Nicos Labropoulos, PhD, RVT, is a Professor of Surgery and Radiology at Stony Brook and the director of the Vascular Laboratory. He has a major interest in pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases. He has more than 200 publications, has been cited over 7000 times and he has given over 1000 presentations around the world. He has edited 5 vascular textbooks and has contributed over 55 book chapters on the diagnosis and management of vascular diseases. He is a co-founder of the International Vascular Foundation, of the Institute of Vascular Diseases and Venous Health Foundation. Dr. Labropoulos speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Greek.


Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners


Kristy Stanfield
Physician Assistant

Krystal Esposito
Physician Assistant

Doreen Elitharp
Nurse Practitioner

Kristan Probeck
Nurse Practitioner

Tara Sweeney
Nurse Practitioner


Registered Vascular Technicans


Aldona Wojdat, RVT 

Maria Sisawang, RVT


Jessica Norton, RVT


Administrative Staff


Joanne Carnaxide
Administrative Assistant



Panagiota Kanakaki
Administrative Assistant

Nicole Lutz
Insurance Authorization Specialist


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Giuseppe Caso, MD, PhD



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Call the Center for Vein Care at (631) 444-VEIN (8346)

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