B. Alex Vakili, M.D., is an interventional cardiologist and endovascular specialist certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certification in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He is also certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine as well as American Board of Vascular Medicine and specializes in treating patients with vein and vein related conditions. His outpatient practice provides a full range of venous treatments, including sclerotherapy, Laser YAG and IPL treatment of spider and facial veins, ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, VenaSealTM Closure System, IVUS, venous stenting and radiofrequency ablation using the ClosureFast™ catheter.
Dr. Vakili earned his medical degree with distinction for research in cardiovascular medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. He completed an internal medicine residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY. After serving as Chief Cardiology Fellow, he completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to his work at his private clinic, Heart Vein & Vascular LLC, Dr. Vakili is Clinical Director and Principal Investigator for the Clinical Trials Division of Certified Physician Investigator Research Group LLC. Dr. Vakili is a certified national Principal investigator (CPI) researcher and has conducted numerous clinical trials involving anticoagulation regimens and cardiovascular treatments and medications.
An active researcher and industry consultant, Dr. Vakili has participated in more than a dozen clinical research trials, often serving as principal investigator. He has authored more than 25 journal articles and abstracts, as well as several textbook chapters. He has presented his work at several national conferences, including the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Dr. Vakili also serves as teaching faculty at C3 International Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Summit as well as Medtronic teaching Faculty, educating, teaching and training other physicians from all over the states in the management and treatment of venous disease.
A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Dr. Vakili is also a member of the American College of Phlebology and the American Heart Association. He has received several awards for scholarship, research, and service.