Invited speakers announcement

Robert L. Kistner, M.D.
Dr. Kistner’s vascular surgery career began in 1966 when he was invited to join the Straub Clinic as the first trained specialist in peripheral vascular surgery in Hawaii. He founded the Kistner Vein Clinic in 2005 and has continued to spend full time in that endeavor. His academic association has been with the University ofHawaii, with the title of Clinical Professor of Surgery since 1986.
He has authored or co-authored over 150 journal articles and book chapters, one book on venous surgery, and more than 120 presentations around the world, mainly on diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders.
He has been a contributing member of multiple vascular societies in the United States and served as President of several local, regional, and national surgical societies that include having been a founder and one of the presidents of the American Venous Forum and an honorary member of the American College of Phlebology.
During his presentation at the Forum Dr. Kistner will show a movie that details the valve repair operation and share his experience.


Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
Dr. Kabnick holds numerous patents for the development of devices used during endovenous thermal treatment. He was the first vascular surgeon in the United States to perform two breakthrough procedures (laser and radiofrequency) for treating venous disease. Dr. Kabnick is one of a few vascular surgeons in the United States devoting his practice entirely to venous diagnosis and treatments.
In February 2018, Dr. Kabnick was elected Vice President of the International Union of Phlebology. He is Past President of the American Venous Forum (AVF)–the most prestigious of the venous societies. He served as President of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Vein Centers. In addition to these esteemed positions, Dr. Kabnick is a member of the AVF and the Society of Vascular Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Phlebology (ACP) and presently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Venous Forum and as President of the American Venous Forum Foundation.


Malay D. Patel, Dr
Dr Patel is a Vascular Surgeon, endovascular specialist, and vein specialist (Phlebologist) with a busy private practice, “First Choice Vascular,” in Ahmedabad, India. He did Fellowships at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas; the Hope Heart Institute in Seattle, Washington; and the Thrombosis Research Institute in London. In the past few years, he has spent time at two of America’s leading vein clinics and have become a “pioneer” of Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy in India.
Every year, Dr Patel attends workshops and conferences in the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and India. He was the Vice-President, 2013-2017, International Union of Phlebology, and is now its Assistant General Secretary, 2017-2021.

At the Forum Dr. Patel is making lectures:
“Avoiding complications in foam sclerotherapy”
“Safety of sclerosants with special reference to sodium tetra decal sulfate” 

Sergio Gianesini, MD, PhD, FACS
Sergio Gianesini, surgeon of the University of Ferrara and of the USUHS Betesda-USA University, president of the Venous Lymphatics World International Network (vWIN) foundation ONLUS, International Union of Phlebology UIP vice-president, board of directors member of the American College of Phlebology.
He is also an associate professor in cardiovascular surgery Italian National Habilitation (2018 – 2024), Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Surgery
University of Ferrara (Italy), Adj Professor, University of Ferrara (Italy).
At the Forum Dr. Gianesini is making a lecture “Femoral valve and junctional tributaries as recurrence risk factor”. 


Javier Alfredo Serralde Gallegos, Dr.
Dr Serralde Gallegos is a General Secretary by the Mexican Academy of Phlebology and Lymphology, emeritus Founding Member of Mexican College of Phlebology “J. Raymond Tourney”, professor in Phlebology and university teacher.
At the Forum Dr. Serralde Gallegos is making lectures lectures:
“Lymphangitis and Cellulitis in Venous Insufficiency CEAP C6”,
“Venous Ulcer Treatment with Adjustable Velcro Inelastic System” 



Ravul Jindal, MS (PGI), DNB, FRCS (U.K.), FAMS, FIVS
Dr Ravul Jindal is a Director in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, President of the Venous Association of India (VAI), Executive Member of the International Compression Club (ICC), Council Member of L’Union Internationale de Phlebologie (UIP), Member of the Society of Vascular Surgery, Treasurer of the Asian Venous Forum (AVF), Fortis Hospital Mohali.
His specialization: Venous and Diabetic foot interventions.
Dr. Jindal has been working in the field of surgery from last 20 years, including more than 3 years as a Senior Registrar in Vascular Surgery at St Mary’s hospital, London, affiliated to the world-renowned Imperial College. He has been working as a Director/HOD in Department of Vascular Surgery, Fortis hospital from more than six years.
At the Forum Dr. Ravul Jindal is making lectures:
“Hybrid techniques for treatment of arteriovenous malformations: practical aspects”,
MOCA and Radiofrequency Ablation of Varicose Veins in patients with Bilateral Varicose Veins : Randomised trial initial results after one year of follow up”