NYU Winthrop Vascular Surgery
Expert, Compassionate Care
The Division of Vascular Surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care for patients with a spectrum of vascular conditions.
Our surgeons are adept in traditional open surgery and minimally invasive procedures that avoid large incisions and minimize recovery time. They are also knowledgeable about risk factor management, new medical therapies, and non-invasive diagnostic modalities essential to ensuring good outcomes.
Additionally, the long-standing partnership with the physicians of the Division of Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine has enabled a multi-disciplinary approach to healing wounds and promoting health.
Our highly-trained team includes vascular surgeons, physician-extenders, and support staff that deliver the exceptional care that has come to be expected from NYU Winthrop Hospital.
Accredited State-of-the-Art Facility
The facility is newly built and accredited by the Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). This innovative center is home to fully-equipped consultation rooms and a “state-of-the-art” procedure room to treat venous insufficiency, malfunctioning dialysis accesses, peripheral artery disease, and to place ports for chemotherapy.
It is also home to a Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory, where arterial and venous studies are performed efficiently and effectively by dedicated vascular technologists. The laboratory is certified by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
Patients are also seen and managed in the acute care setting at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Complex open and endovascular procedures are performed at the main campus of the hospital.
Vascular Conditions and Services
Our vascular surgeons have a breadth of experience treating a broad range of vascular conditions that affect the body’s circulation. These include:
- Aortic aneurysms
- Carotid artery stenosis
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Renal disease & dialysis access
- Varicose Veins & Venous Insufficiency
- Mesenteric ischemia
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots)
- Diabetic Ulcers
Our surgeons perform a range of open and minimally-invasive procedures to restore flow through blocked vessels or to prevent rupture of aneurysms. These include:
- Open and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR)
- Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
- Carotid Endarterectomy and Stenting
- Angioplasty (balloon therapy), Stenting, and Atherectomy for Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Lower extremity bypass surgery
- Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT), Phlebectomy, Sclerotherapy
- Dialysis Access Placement (Arteriovenous fistulas, grafts, tunneled dialysis catheters)
- Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter placement and removal
- Mediport Placement for Chemotherapy
- Major and minor amputations
- Wound Debridements
The Division of Vascular Surgery consists of dedicated vascular surgeons with an unparalleled commitment to providing excellent care.
Reese A. Wain, MD Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery
Reese Wain, MD, FACS is a board certified vascular surgeon who has been a member of the NYU Winthrop Medical Staff since 2004, when he joined the team as an Attending Physician in Vascular Surgery. In 2006, he was named Clinical Director of the Vascular Laboratory.
Dr. Wain received his Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training included a Residency in General Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, followed by a Fellowship in Vascular Surgery.
In 2014, Stony Brook University’s Department of Surgery recognized him with The Fabio Giron Teaching Award in Vascular Surgery for his outstanding contributions to the education of fellows, residents and medical students in the field of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Wain currently serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine.
Christine Chung, MD, RPVI
Christine Chung, MD, RPVI is an Attending Vascular Surgeon in the Division of Vascular Surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine.
Dr. Chung received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brown University and earned her Doctor of Medicine with Honors at the New York University School of Medicine. She completed her Vascular Surgery training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. As a fully accredited Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI), she is adept at reading and interpreting studies performed in the vascular lab.
Dr. Chung has accumulated extensive vascular research experience with 21 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and 18 presentations at major meetings. She has won travel scholarships and awards for her research in carotid disease and abdominal aneurysms. Dr. Chung is an active member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and the New York Society for Vascular Surgery.
Dr. Chung has a strong clinical interest in treating all aspects of venous disease, especially in the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. Her other clinical interests encompass abdominal aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, carotid artery disease, hemodialysis access, peripheral vascular disease, limb salvage, iliocaval reconstruction for occlusive disease, and deep vein thrombosis. She is adept at both minimally invasive and open techniques to treat all vascular arterial and pathology.
Jonathan Rubin, MD
Jonathan Rubin, MD is an attending vascular surgeon in the Division of Vascular Surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Dr. Rubin graduated from Lehigh University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology and he earned his Doctor of Medicine at SUNY Downstate. He completed his general surgery residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Thereafter, he completed fellowships in Surgical Critical Care at Yale New Haven Hospital and his vascular surgery fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. In addition to his vascular surgery boards, he is board certified in surgical critical care and general surgery.
Dr. Rubin has been in private practice since 2011, and has accumulated a great wealth of experience dealing with vascular surgery patients and their unique problems. He is skilled in a wide range of both endovascular and open surgical techniques. Interventions performed include carotid endarterectomy, peripheral angioplasty/stenting and bypass surgery, dialysis access surgery, venous interventions including DVT thrombolysis, aortic aneurysm repair and wound care management.
George Hines, MD, FACS
George Hines, MD, FACS is a Board Certified vascular and cardiothoracic surgeon who graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center followed by a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at New York University Medical Center.
Dr. Hines is a Professor of Clinical Surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and he is a Distinguished Fellow of The Society for Vascular Surgery and a Member of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Hines is a recipient of the Martin Spatz Award for Medical Excellence and the Lifetime Achievement Award from NYU Winthrop Hospital. He has received the Fabio Giron Teaching Award in Vascular Education, Attending of the Year Awards and an Outstanding Teaching Award from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Dr. Hines is Emeritus Chief of Vascular Surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital.
Georgios Spentzouris, MD, RPVI
Georgios Spentzouris, MD, RPVI is an Attending Vascular Surgeon in the Division of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Spentzouris treats patients with vascular disorders in the main hospital as well as at our outpatient facility at 200 Old Country Road.
Dr. Spentzouris completed his undergraduate education at Stony Brook University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacology. Thereafter, he earned his Doctor of Medicine at St. George’s University and pursued his General Surgery Residency and Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Stony Brook University. He also undertook advanced training in Endovascular Aortic Surgery at the Klinikum Nurnberg Aortic Center in Germany after winning the prestigious Michael Silane traveling Scholarship Competition.
Dr. Spentzouris’s clinical areas of expertise include open and endovascular approaches to aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, carotid disease, peripheral arterial disease, dialysis access, thoracic outlet syndrome, and venous disease. He is one of the few surgeons on Long Island who performs transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) – a minimally invasive alternative to open carotid endarterectomy and fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (fEVAR). Specifically, in the area of venous disease, he has been trained in the latest advances in varicose vein treatment. This includes endovenous laser vein closure, radiofrequency vein closure, Clarivein, microphlebectomy, and sclerotherapy.
Outside of the operating room, Dr. Spentzouris is an active member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Venous Forum (AVF), Eastern Vascular Society (EVS), and Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). He has numerous peer-reviewed publications and presented at major vascular conferences. He has also earned research scholarships and awards for his presentations at national meetings.
Dr. Spentzouris’s has a keen interest in cutting edge as well as routine vascular interventions, in addition to a deep commitment to vascular research.
Peter Chang, MD
Peter Chang, MD is a board certified surgeon whose training includes a Residency from Graduate Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center and a Medical Degree from Taipei Medical College.
Viktor Smirnov, MD
Viktor Smirnov, MD is a board certified vascular surgeon who completed his Residency at State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and received his Medical Degree from First Moscow Medical Institute.
Xenophon Xenophontos, MD
Xenophon Xenophontos, MD is a board certified Vascular Surgeon who completed his Fellowship training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He holds a Medical Degree from Penn State University.
Patients are evaluated and treated in the NYU Winthrop Vascular Center located at:
200 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501