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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - American Vein & Vascular Institute, a network of vein and arterial diagnosis and treatment centers in Colorado and Texas, announces owner/founder Dr. Gordon F. Gibbs' appointment to the American College of Phlebology Foundation (ACPF) Board of Directors. Selected for his personal and professional dedication to developing and growing the healthcare industry as it relates to the specialty of vein disease (phlebology), Dr. Gibbs was chosen by the current governing ACPF Board of Directors.

"I am honored to be selected as the newest member of the Board of Directors for the ACP Foundation," said Dr. Gibbs, Chief Medical Executive of American Vein & Vascular Institute. "To be involved at a Foundation level alongside some of the best and brightest minds in medicine offers a significant opportunity for me - not only to learn and expand my experience but also to make a tangible difference in this medical field. I am a true believer in the Foundation's purpose to further the field of phlebology through education, research and other growth initiatives."

Dr. Gibbs and his wife, Erin Gibbs, founded American Vein & Vascular Institute in January 2010 in Pueblo, Colo., and have since opened seven clinics across Colorado and Texas, with more than 50 employees.

"The ACPF values dedicated volunteers within our industry, such as Dr. Gibbs," said Mel Rosenblatt, MD, FACPh and ACPF Board Member-Chairman. "The generosity and enthusiasm of all those who have contributed to the American College of Phlebology Foundation have enabled us to pursue our goal of advancing scientific knowledge in our specialty and improve venous health in our communities. We look forward to Dr. Gibbs' participation on our foundation board of directors." 

A Mayo Clinic-trained interventional radiologist, Dr. Gibbs is board certified in diagnostic radiology and fellowship trained in vascular/interventional radiology. He serves on the teaching faculty and strategic advisory board for Medtronic, helping to develop minimally invasive treatments for peripheral vascular disease.  Since its release, Dr. Gibbs was the first in Colorado to utilize the cutting edge VenaSealTM closure system, attracting physicians and medical staff from around the United States as well as the world to observe and be trained in the technology.

"Education is not only a core value of our company, but one that I live personally," said Dr. Gibbs. "I'm excited to continue contributing to the future of phlebology and my fellow providers."

Dr. Gibbs and his team of physician vein specialists are Diplomates of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). American Vein & Vascular Institute is also a preceptor and training site for physicians and medical professionals training on the most current, evidence-based therapies. A philanthropist, sought-after speaker and instructor, Dr. Gibbs is also Medical Director of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., and holds medical licenses in Colorado and Texas.

About American Vein & Vascular Institute

About American Vein & Vascular Institute: American Vein & Vascular Institute is a world-class network of vein diagnosis and treatment centers. Our multidisciplinary team of medical professionals on the forefront of technology, advanced diagnostics and patient-focused culture are our hallmarks for patient care and work environment. Chief Medical Executive, Gordon Gibbs, M.D., and his wife, CEO Erin Gibbs, co-founded American Vein & Vascular Institute in 2010 in Pueblo, Colo. and subsequently opened facilities in Cañon City, followed by Parker, Vail Valley, Arlington, TX, and most recently, Colorado Springs and Littleton, Colo. American Vein & Vascular Institute is now the largest network of vein and vascular centers in Colorado.

For further information about American Vein & Vascular Institute, contact Hannah Delagardelle, Director of Sales & Marketing at 719.766.8356 or visit www.americanvein.com.

Off note: American Vein & Vascular Institute - Practice Management is owned by Erin R. Gibbs and provides non-clinical business services to American Vein & Vascular Institute, PLLC, a Colorado professional limited liability company wholly owned by Dr. Gordon F. Gibbs. The name American Vein & Vascular Institute jointly refers to the two affiliated but separate entities and is not to be abbreviated in print or any public domain of any kind.