Meet Our Providers

The Duke Vein Clinic team is composed of vein treatment specialists. Our board certified experts focus on ensuring your safety and comfort, addressing the core vascular issues, and also delivering excellent cosmetic results. Our goal is to help you look and feel you best. Click the name of a physician below to learn more.

 

Cynthia E.K. Shortell, MD

Cynthia E.K. Shortell, MD

Chief of Vascular Surgery and Director of the Duke Vein Center
Departments / Divisions 
• Surgery / Surgery-Vascular
• Radiology

Address
DUMC 3538
Raleigh NC 27617

Training
• MD, Weill Cornell Medical College (New York), 1984

Residency
• General Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital (New York), 1984-1989

Fellowship
• Vascular Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital (New York), 1989-1993

Clinical Interests
Open and endovascular aortic repair, thrombolytic therapy for acute arterial and venous occlusions, endovascular and minimally invasive therapies for venous disorders, percutaneous interventions for lower-extremity occlusive disease, vascular anomalies

Industry Relationships and Collaborations (What's this?)
This physician (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
• W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Leila Mureebe, MD

Leila Mureebe, MD

Departments / Divisions 
• Surgery / Surgery-Vascular

Address
DUMC 3467
Raleigh NC 27617

Training
• MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1992

Residency
• General Surgery, Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1999

Fellowship
• Vascular Research, Harvard Longwood Fellowship (Massachusetts), 1995-1997
• Vascular Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital (Connecticut), 1999-2001

Clinical Interests
Vascular and endovascular surgery; diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of arterial and venous diseases; minimally invasive procedures for vascular disease, including endograft repair of aortic aneurysms; angioplasty and stenting of the carotid, renal and mesenteric arteries; angioplasty and stenting of the arteries to treat peripheral vascular disease

Industry Relationships and Collaborations (What's this?)
This physician has no reported relationships with industry.

Ellen Dilllavou, MD

Ellen Dilllavou, MD

Daniel Geersen, PA-C

Daniel Geersen, PA-C

ABOUT ME

I’m a physician assistant in vascular surgery and see patients with all varieties of vascular conditions. I enjoy treating patients with a holistic approach keeping in mind all of their medical conditions and seeing how their individual condition is affecting their body, life and family. When I see a patient, I try to give them straight and thorough answers and try to explain our reasoning to make them comfortable with our plan. Building relationships with my patients is the most gratifying part of my practice. I enjoy the long term friendships that develop – not only can I help patients with their immediate needs, but I also get to follow them over the course of their lives.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK

English, Spanish
EDUCATION
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2007
RESIDENCY
Physician Assistant Surgical Residency, Duke University Medical Center, 2008

CLINICAL FOCUS AND RESEARCH

View Daniel Geersen's publications on PubMed

 

Amanda Garcia, Coordinator

Sarah Wargo, RVT

Sarah Wargo, RVT, Technical Director

Cheryle Lakes, RVT

Cheryle Lakes, RVT