Dr. Pauline Raymond-Martimbeau, MD is in private practice in Dallas and Houston, Texas, USA and in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is the founder of Dallas Non Invasive Vascular Lab and Director of Vein Institute of Texas. Dr. Raymond-Martimbeau is the Past-President of the Canadian Society of Phlebology. She served on the Board of Directors and has been Treasurer of the American College of Phlebology. She chaired several medical committees. She served as a Vice-President of the UIP and is currently an honorary member of the UIP.
Her education included a post-graduate training in Phlebology and Dermatology in Paris after graduating from Montreal University. She is board-certified in American Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology and the Canadian Society of Phlebology.
She is the Associate Editor of several medical journal and authored over 100 articles and five textbooks including: Ambulatory Phlebectomy. Dr. Raymond-Martimbeau received several national and international awards for her dedicated work.
She is currently very active in teaching Phlebology and speaking at international and national meetings and congresses.
Where do you see the industry in the next 10 years?
In the next 10 years, demographics will change as the population is aging. Longevity startups are increasing and their research has been promising. Many of the factors that speeds up aging have their roots in genetics. Research into genetic therapies will improve the evolution of venous disease. Genome editing is being rapidly adopted into all fields of biomedical research, including the vascular field and it will open the door to a new class of therapies.
In the future, engineered drug delivery systems will target the damaged venous endothelium and control therapeutic agents. By using advanced imaging technologies with targeted delivery, we will be able to diagnose and treat in one step, a new strategy called theranostics. Acoustic vaporization could become very helpful for vein treatment in order to block blood flow in a vessel.
Robotics surgery is gaining popularity among other specialties and it will soon be applied to Phlebology. Mapping and navigation within complex anatomy, diagnosis and treatment will be done by robots.
Boundaries will disappear between specialties and phlebology will become a very challenging and rewarding specialty.
Why are you excited about participating in UIP2018?
I am very excited to attend the UIP 2018 in Australia. Attending an international is always a professionally rewarding experience. Finding about what your colleagues are working on is very stimulating. Conversing and socializing with other phlebologists from different backgrounds, countries, cultures and languages is very inspiring.
I can’t wait to learn new approaches to management of venous disease and interact with other researchers and clinicians. Australia sounds very exotic and promising in tourism experience. I am anxious to see Koalas and Kangaroos!