Varicose Veins Spider Veins

Institute Physicians

Dr. Cheng graduated from Harvard with highest honors and training in surgery at UCSF.  She was then named the first Phlebology fellow in the United States, through the UCSD/Scripps fellowship. [Click HERE for professional resume.]

Dr. Cheng is one of just a few Southern Californian doctors to be a member of both the American College of Phlebology, which focuses on the treatment of varicose vein problems, and the American Venous Forum, the nation's most prestigious organization dedicated to the study of venous disorders

In 2007, Dr. Cheng was awarded the ACP Walter deGroot Award for excellence in phlebology. She lectures nationally to physicians, and has published many articles on the treatment of varicose veins and other vein disorders.  Dr. Cheng has written a definitive book on Foam Sclerotherapy that was published in July 2008 (Royal Society Med press). Dr. Cheng's book was recently reviewed in the International VeinMagazine.  In addition, it has just been translated into Chinese and will be distributed throughout Asia. You can read chapters of the book on Amazon.

Dr. Cheng is an officer of the San Diego County Medical society and is currently a Clinical Instructor of Surgery at UCSD. Read her article in the December 2009 issue of The Physician. She specializes in treating all vein problems without surgery.  Her experienced techniques have proven to be first rate, even for spider veins, unsightly hand and temple veins, varicose veins and the most advanced forms of venous insufficiency.

Dr. Van Cheng received the San Diego's 2008 Women Who Mean Business Award. In addition, she was awarded the 2009 40 Under 40 Award and was also honored with the SDBJ's 2009 Health Care Champions Awards. Dr. Cheng has been featured in the San Diego Magazine's "Top Docs" Issue  for the last 7 years!  She thanks all her patients for nominating her for these prestigious honors.







Dr. Cheng receiving award from SDBJ's President and Publisher, Armon  Mills and Associate Publisher, Reo  Carr

Dr. Cheng receiving award from San Diego Metropolitan Magazine owner Ron Page