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Leading Cincinnati Area Vein Physicians

For over a decade, the VIA Vein Center has been Cincinnati’s choice for vein care. VIA Vein Center is a division of Radiology Associates of Northern Kentucky, the largest provider of Vascular and Interventional Radiology services in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) is an important element of our patient care. Our four vein specialists are experienced in performing minimally invasive, targeted therapies using imaging guidance. VIR therapies have replaced the old surgical procedures because they are easier on the patient, are performed through tiny incisions, have less risk, less pain, and shorter recovery periods. The physicians of VIA are the only group of Board Certified VIR specialists in the region who operate a vein center. They have the most experience in the Tristate area in the minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment of venous disease. Collectively, they have successfully performed over 5,000 minimally invasive vascular procedures.
Darren R. Hurst, MD

Darren R. Hurst, MD

Director of VIA Vein Center

Board Certifications:

Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Hurst is a highly regarded Board Certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist with over 15 years of experience in the treatment of vascular disease. He received his training at the University of Michigan, where he also completed his Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship. He is a multiple time recipient of Cincinnati Magazine’s “Top Doctor” award. He has performed over Two Thousand endovascular procedures, and was one of the first physicians in the region to perform minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of venous disease. He has published multiple articles on the treatment and diagnosis of Venous obstruction, DVT and Pulmonary Embolism and is currently the lead investigator for St. Elizabeth for the NIH sponsored ATTRACT trial investigating deep vein thrombosis. He has a great interest in the minimally invasive treatment of all venous diseases.

Brian Lawler, MD

Brian Lawler, MD

Board Certifications:

Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Board Certified Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Lawler received his BS from the University of Cincinnati and his MD from The Ohio State University in 1995. He completed both his Residency and his Interventional Radiology Fellowship at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology with a certificate in added qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Attef Mikhail, MD

Attef Mikhail, MD

Board Certifications:

Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Board Certified Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Mikhail received his BS from Duke University and his MD from the University of Cincinnati in 1986. He completed his internship at Christ Hospital and his Residency at University of North Carolina Hospitals. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology with a certificate of added qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He is also a multiple time recipient of Cincinnati Magazines “Top Doctor” award.

Van A. Young, MD

Van A. Young, MD

Board Certifications:

Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Board Certified Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Young received his BS from Stanford University and his MD from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and both his Residency and Fellowship (Vascular and Interventional Radiology) at Indiana University. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Young is a local leader in minimally invasive procedures. He has extensive training and over 10 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease and varicose veins, including vascular ultrasound, endovenous laser therapy, venous stenting, and sclerotherapy.

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