American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Diplomate Requires Experience, Rigorous Training and Certification Exam
June 15, 2016
The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) has awarded Legacy Vein Clinic radiologist Ryan Greene, M.D., diplomate status. His certification with the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine is a direct reflection of his knowledge in the field of vein care and his continued commitment to the advancement of vein care. To date, only 754 radiologists in the United States and Canada have been awarded diplomate status.
“It is truly an accomplishment to earn the ABVLM distinction, and we congratulate Dr. Greene,” said Dale Huffman, Chief Financial Executive of X-Ray Consultant and Executive Director of Legacy Vein Clinic.
To become an ABVLM diplomate, an applicant must complete the requisite training and experience qualifications, meet the continuing medical education requisites, and pass a stringent certification examination. Certification periods are ten years, and maintenance is dependent on the ability of the diplomate to display competency in four areas of assessment: evidence of professional standing; evidence of commitment to lifelong learning and periodic self-assessment; evidence of cognitive expertise; and evaluation of performance in practice.
Dr. Greene graduated with his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery internship and residency in diagnostic radiology at William Beaumont Hospitals. He also earned his vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Greene is board certified by the American Board of Radiology with a certificate of added qualification in vascular and interventional radiology.
The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 2007 for the purpose of certifying physicians who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of venous and lymphatic medicine. The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine was established to:
- Improve the standards of medical practitioners and the quality of patient care related to the treatment of venous disorders and all aspects of venous disease
- Serve the public and the medical profession by establishing initial and continuing qualifications for certification and maintenance of certification as physician specialists in the practice of venous and lymphatic medicine
- Examine physician candidates for certification and maintenance of certification in the practice of venous and lymphatic medicine
- Establish educational standards for teaching and training programs in venous and lymphatic medicine
- Award certifications in venous and lymphatic medicine to candidates who meet the established requirements
- Maintain a registry of individuals who hold certificates issued by the Board