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Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh

Positions and Appointments

2010 - present  Director, Columbia University Section of Vascular Surgery Vein Program
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2010 - present  Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2002 - present  Director, Center for Vein Disease
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
1985 - present  Attending Surgeon
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ

Clinical Specialties

Minimally-invasive treatment for painful varicose vein
Innovative approaches to eradicating spider veins
Elimination of problem vessels
Implementation of most minimally-invasive vein procedures
Perforator Vein Changes (size and competency)
ClariVein Catheter techniques
Closure of Saphenous Vein
TriVex Excision Varicose Veins
Percutaneous Vein Bioprosthesis
Large Saphenous Vein Treatment
Endovenous Ablation
Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy
Axillary Vein Valve Transplant

Education and Training

1984-1985  Fellowship, Vascular Surgery
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
1979-1984  Medical Residency and Training
SUNY at Buffalo Medical School, Buffalo, NY
1975-1979  Medical School
SUNY at Buffalo Medical School, Buffalo, NY
1971-1975  BA
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Professional Experience

2007 - 2010  Director, Center for Vein Disease,
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
1990 - 2010  Associate Professor of Surgery, Division Vascular Surgery
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Professional Honors

American Board of Phlebology, Item Writer, Board Certification Exam

Best Doctor, New York Magazine, Vascular Surgery, 2011

Best Doctor, New York Magazine, Vascular Surgery, 2010

Best Doctor, New York Magazine, Vascular Surgery, 2009

Award in Venous Disease, Fellows Course Education, 2009

25 Most Influential Venous Professionals Worldwide, VEIN Magazine 2008

Innovative Contributor, Venous Surgery, Herbert Dardik Research and Education Award, 2006

Top Surgeon, Guide to America’s Top Surgeons – Consumer Research Council 2005 - present

Top Doctors in New York Metro Area: Venous Surgery, Castle Connolly, 2000 - present

Professional Societies and Committees

Fellow American College of Surgeons
American College of Phlebology
American Venous Forum
Eastern Vascular Society
Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery
International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
Society for Vascular Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Phlebology
New Jersey Vascular Society

Co-Chairman, Surgical Professional Practice Evaluation Committee, Englewood Hospital Medical Center, New Jersey
Chairman, Preceptorship Committee, American College of Phlebology
Chairman, Fellows Education Committee, American Venous Forum
Board Member, American Venous Forum Foundation
Board Member, College of Phlebology Foundation
Joint Ad hoc Committee, American Venous Forum/Society Interventional Radiology for the Standardization of Endovenous Ablative Procedure Reporting
Committee on Issues, American Venous Forum
Outcomes Committee, American Venous Forum
Professional Education Committee, American College of Phlebology
Medical Advisory Board, US Surgical

2011 - present - Editor, Vein Magazine
2010 - present - Consultant, Vascular Insights
2007 - present - Founder and Director of Annual Fellows Course in Vein Disease
2009 - present - Consultant, Deep Vein Medical
2008 - present - Consultant, Covidien, Inc.
2008 - present - Consultant, Ina Vein LLC
2004 - present - Faculty, International Vein Congress

Selected Publications

Elias, S, Raines JK, Mechanochemical tumescentless endovenous ablation: final results of the initial clinical trial. Phlebology; 27:67-72.

Elias SM, Raines JK. Mechanochemical tumescentless endovenous ablation: final results of the initial clinical trial. Phlebology 2011;(online):1-6.

van Eekeren RJP, Boersma D, Elias S et al. Endovenous mechanochemical ablation of great saphenous vein incompetence using the ClariVein device: a safety study. J. Endovasc Ther. 2011; 18:328-334.

Elias, S. Setting Patient Expectations for Venous Disease. Endovasc Today 2011; 10:30-33.

Elias, S. Education in Venous Disease. Endovasc Today 2010; 9:55-58.

Elias, S. Minimally Invasive Vein Surgery: Latest Options for Vein Disease. Mount Sinai In: Journal of Medicine 2010: 77; 270-8.

Elias S. ClariVein Catheter Trial: Midterm Results In: American College of Phlebology Poster Session. Palm Springs, CA. Nov. 2009.

Elias S. Percutaneous Ablation of Perforators. Chapter 48 In: Handbook of Venous Disorders 3rd ed. Gloviczk, P. editor. 2009.

Poblete H, Elias S. Venous ulcers: new options in treatments: minimally invasive vein surgery. J In: American College Certified Wound Specialists. 2009:1; 12-19.

Elias SM. First Commentary on “Laser Ablation of Cutaneous Leg Veins”. In: Perspective Vascular Surgical Endovascular Therapy. 2008 20: 367-68.

Elias S, Khilnani NM. Treating the Small Saphenous Vein. In: Endovasc Today. 2008:7; 60-64.

Elias SM, Peden, E. Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Ablation for the Treatment of Perforating Vein Incompetence. In: Vascular Sept/Oct 2007 15: 281-89.

Elias SM. Fellows Training in Venous Disease. In: Endovasc Today 2007:6; 27-8.

Elias SM. Minimally Invasive Vein Surgery (MIVS) and Wound Healing: A Vascular Surgeons Perspective. In: Vasc Med (Supplement) Mar/Apr 2007.11-14.

Wang XJ, Elias S, Moses B. Endovenous Ablation Small Saphenous Vein: Reasons, Risks, Results. In: American Venous Forum Poster Session Annual Meeting, San Diego CA, Feb 2007

Elias S. Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy. Chapter 49, In: The Vein Book ed. John Bergan. Nov.2006.

Elias S. Successful Endovenous Ablation: Is It Technique or Technology? In: Endovasc Today 2006:5:28-40.

Elias, S. Minimally Invasive Vein Surgery for Varicose Veins. J Cardiovascular Surgery 2006:47:35-39

Elias, S. Establishing a Successful Vein Practice Endovas Today (Supplement) Nov/Dec. 2004.31-33.

Spitz, G., Bush, R., Elias, S., et al. TriVex System: Next Generation Technique and Technology for Removal of Varicose Veins. In: Global Surgery. November 2004

Elias, S.M., Frasier, K. Minimally Invasive Vein Surgery: Its Role in the Treatment of Venous Stasis Ulceration In: American Journal of Surg. (Supplement) 2004: 188-26s-30s

Elias, S.M., Frasier, K., Minimally Invasive Vein Surgery. In: Journal of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine 2004: 71:42-46

Cheshire, N., Elias, S.M., Keagy, B., Kolvenbach, R. Leahy A.L., Marston, W., Pannier, Fischer, F., Rabe, E., Spitz, G. A.: Powered Phlebectomy (TriVex) in Treatment of Varicose Veins. In: Annals Of Vascular Surgery 2002: 16:488-94

Elias, S.M., Frasier, K.L., Coyle. A.P: Post-Operative Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery (SEPS) Duplex Evaluation: Techniques and Ultrasound Characteristics: In: Journal of Vascular Technology, December 2001.

Selected Presentations

Elias, S.M. Mechanochemical Ablation: 2 year results and ecommendations. International Union of Phlebology Annual Meeting. Prague CZ. Sept. 2011.

Elias, S.M. Sclerotherapy for Surgeons. American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 2011.

Elias, S.M. American Venous Forum Attendings Course. Faculty Chicago, IL. October 2011.

Elias, S.M. VEITH Annual Meeting Vein Session, Faculty. New York, NY November 2011.

Elias, S.M. American College of Phlebology Annual Meeting. Course Director-Big Veins Session. Moderator- Take Your Best Shot Session. Los Angeles, CA. November 2011.

Elias, S.M. American Venous Forum Fellows Course in Vein Disease. Course Director. Los Angeles, CA. December 2012.

Elias, S.M. Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting. Faculty. Venous Wounds: How to Recognize and Treat, Steam, MOCA, glue: Not Ready for Primetime. San Francisco, CA. 2012.

Elias, S.M. International Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Faculty. Perforators: How and When to Treat, What I Need to Know About RF and Laser. Miami, FL. March 2012.

Elias, S.M. New York Venous Symposium, Co-Director. New York, NY April 2012.

Elias, S.M. Charing Cross Annual Meeting. Faculty. Office Based Vein Practice. London, England. April 2012.

Elias, S.M. Canadian Phlebology Society Annual Meeting. Key Note Speaker. Tumescentless Endovenous Ablation Choices in 2012. Kelowna, BC, Canada April 2012.

Elias, S.M. 10th Annual Innovations in Complex Vascular and Endovascular Interventions Columbia University. Faculty. New York, NY May 2012.

Elias, S.M. American Venous Forum Fellow Course in Vein Disease, Course Director. Englewood, NJ May 2012.

Elias, S.M. International Vein Congress. Faculty. Miami. FL. May 2012.

Elias, S.M. Society for Vascular Surgery. Presentation: Mechanochemical Ablation: 2-year results: results and lessons learned, Vein Disease: emerging technologies. National Harbor, VA. June 2012.

Elias, S.M. Expert Venous Management. Course Director. Englewood, NJ June 2012.

Elias, S.M. What Do I Really Need For A Vein Practice? Lasers, RF etc., Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2010.

Elias, S.M. The Perforator Algorithm: From SEPS to PAPS. International Vein Congress, Miami, FL. May 2010.

Elias, S.M. Tumescentless Endovenous Ablation: Current and Future Options. International Vein Congress, Miami, FL. May 2010.

Elias, S.M. The AdvaMed and Phrma Codes: Impact on Education – Moderator.

Elias, S.M. Final Results and Recommendations: The ClariVein Trial. American Venous Forum Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL. Feb, 2010.

Elias, S.M. Treating the Great and Small Saphenous Veins. VEITH Symposium. New York, NY. Nov. 2009.

Elias, S.M. Endovenous Laser Ablation Techniques. Debakey Heart and Vascular Endovascular Meeting, Houston, TX Mar 2009.

Elias, S.M. Endovascular Ablation: Technique or Technology? UCLA postgraduate Course Vascular Disease. Los Angeles, CA. Sep 2008.

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