Carl Fastabend, MD, FACC, founder and medical director of the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). This goal of this organization is to promote the education of physicians practicing venous medicine and improve the quality of patient care related to the treatment of venous disorders. ABVLM administers the certification exam for this medical specialty.

Dr. Fastabend is the only full-time, comprehensive vein specialist in Louisiana, and he is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiology. In addition to this board position, he is also a Diplomate of the ABVLM , a Fellow of the American Society of Cardiology and Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, and serves on the board of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vein Center. Dr. Fastabend is a recognized leader in his field and a frequent speaker at venous conferences and training programs across the country.