Antonios Gasparis, MD
Renowned vascular surgeon/vein specialist Antonios Gasparis, MD, has joined Northwell Health as the new System Chief for Venous Disease. Known for developing world-class vein programs, Dr. Gasparis looks to increase access to care and expand treatment options to patients across the health system, bringing this level of care close to home. He comes to Northwell from Stony Brook University Hospital.
Over his career, Dr. Antonios Gasparis has published and presented on hundreds of topics and received numerous academic honors and awards for his research. He has served as president of the American Venous Forum – the leading international society in venous and lymphatic disease – and founded and co-directed several educational programs including the Venous Symposium, one of the world’s largest venous meetings.
Northwell CEO Said
“I’m honored to welcome Dr. Antonios Gasparis to the Northwell Health family,” said Michael Dowling, Northwell’s president and CEO. “Dr. Gasparis has decades of unparalleled experience in the field of venous disease and we’re so excited for him to bring that knowledge to Northwell. Working together, we’ll be able to treat more patients across the state with this condition and bring a better quality of life to these patients than ever before.”
Vein disease is common across the country, affecting about 40 percent of the population. Dr. Gasparis will work to develop vein centers across Northwell’s multiple hospitals and satellite locations. He will also be standardizing venous treatments across Northwell and increasing patient access to treatment for venous disease.
Dr. Gasparis, with his extensive experience with new technology, will be able to bring cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures to Northwell. Northwell is about to be one of two centers in the United States and the first in New York to participate in a clinical trial that will use high-intensity focused ultrasound, known as HIFU, to treat varicose veins. The treatment will allow patients to receive completely non-invasive varicose vein treatment for the first time.
To Create a Venous Program
“Creating a venous program like this, at the scale that Northwell provides, is something I’ve wanted to do for at least a decade,” said Dr. Antonios Gasparis. “I’m really blessed that I can make a difference for people suffering from venous disease. Venous disease encompasses a range of conditions that can be debilitating. We’re building a program that tackles them all, from the most common to the most complex.”