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Our Team

NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Vein Center includes a highly trained staff of board-certified vascular surgeons who are experts in the latest vein treatments and are actively involved in clinical research and education.

Reese A. Wain, MD

Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery

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Reese Wain, MD, FACS is a board-certified vascular surgeon who has been a member of the NYU Winthrop Hospital Medical Staff since 2004. He is currently the Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery.

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.

George Hines, MD, FACS

Chief Emeritus of the Division of Vascular Surgery

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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 Chief Emeritus of the Division of Vascular Surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital.

Christine Chung, MD, RPVI

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Christine Chung, MD, RPVI is a board-certified 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

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Jonathan Rubin, MD is an attending vascular surgeon who is board-certified in surgical critical care and general surgery. 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.

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 venous interventions including DVT thrombolysis, carotid endarterectomy, peripheral angioplasty/stenting and bypass surgery, dialysis access surgery, aortic aneurysm repair and wound care management.

Georgios Spentzouris, MD, RPVI

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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.

Contact Us

For additional information or to schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons, please call

NYU Winthrop Vascular Center
200 Old Country Road
Suite 120
Mineola, NY 11501

Working for the United Parcel Service, I am on my feet all day long. Recently, my leg really began to bother me, and I decided to take matters into my own hands to get the care that I needed. From the moment that I walked into NYU Winthrop’s Specialty Vein Center – from the staff at the reception desk to the nurses to the doctor who treated me – it was an absolutely wonderful experience. After just one (virtually painless) visit, I was back to work the very next day. I’m so glad that I finally had this done and tell everyone I know about the wonderful care I received at NYU Winthrop’s Vein Center.

James Atkinson, who recently underwent left leg endovenous laser therapy, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy