Professor Mark Meissner

Vascular Surgeon, Phlebologist; Vice President, UIP
USA

I attended medical school at the University of Colorado and completed general surgery residency as well as fellowships in vascular surgery and interventional radiology at the University of Washington. I also completed a research fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. D. Eugene Strandness. I am currently the Peter Gloviczki Professor of Venous & Lymphatic Disorders and chief of vascular surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center. Professional activities include serving as the past president of the American Venous Forum, a member of the American College of Phlebology board of directors, and a vice-president of the International Union of Phlebology. Clinical interests include acute and chronic venous disease, pelvic venous disorders, and venous reconstruction. Publications include over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts with research interests include the natural history of acute deep venous thrombosis and evidence-based venous disease.

Where do you see the industry in the next 10 years?
Ib the United States the future of vein care is very much related to the direction of health care in general. I beleive there will be increasing restrictions on reimbursement with more limited access to vein care.

Why are you excited about participating in UIP2018?
To learn more about perspectives on venous disease outside of the United states as well as interact with professionals whose primary focus in venous disease may be different than mine.