(Englewood Cliffs- January 14, 2010) Columbia University has named Steve Elias MD, FACS, FACPh as the Director of the Columbia Vein Centers where he will direct and develop the Vein Program at the University and other associated Columbia sites and hospitals throughout the New York and New Jersey area.
Dr. Elias will continue as Director of the Center for Vein Disease of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center – a position he has held for 10 years – in addition to his appointment at The Columbia Vein Centers. Under Dr. Elias’s leadership, a specialized team of Columbia physician vein specialists will use the most technologically advanced and least invasive procedures for vein care. Patients seeking treatment at the Columbia Vein Centers will benefit from the team approach to vein care by various specialists. All aspects of vein disease from spider veins, varicose veins and blood clots or ulcers can be treated usually on an outpatient basis.
Recognized as a world leader in venous disease, Steve Elias is the only doctor exclusively specializing in vein disease on New York Magazine’s 2010 and 2009 Best Doctors List. He has also been named by VEIN Magazine as one of the Top 25 MostInfluential people globally to manage vein disease.
Pioneering the use of ClariVein, the latest technology in minimally invasive methods, Dr. Elias has helped develop or improve most of the devices currently used to combat vein disease. Elias is also well known for his leadership in physician education, founding the American Venous Forum’s Fellows Course in Venous Disease and the American College of Phlebology’s Preceptorship Program, where new and practicing physicians study contemporary treatments for venous disease.
“Columbia University is already known worldwide for excellent cardiac and vascular care, adding vein care completes the overall management of vascular patients,” says Dr. Elias, “the commitment of Columbia University to develop the Columbia Vein Centers under my direction adds the last piece to their world class vascular care.”
About Dr. Steven Elias:
Dr. Steven Elias (MD FACS FACPh)Director, Centers for Vein Disease of Columbia University NY and Englewood Hospital NJ was named by VEIN Magazine as one of the 25 most influential professionals in vein care worldwide and Voted “Best Doctor” in 2009 and 2010 by New York Magazine. Dr. Elias 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 DVT (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 and The Fellows Course Education Award.
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