Dr. Arlen G. Fleisher is the President and Medical Director of Premier Vein Centers of Westchester, a health care practice dedicated to the treatment of venous diseases.
Dr. Fleisher is Board-certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery and in Phlebology (the study and treatment of varicose and spider veins). He is an expert in his field and offers state-of-the-art and most minimally invasive techniques. All procedures are performed in his contemporary office suite, located in Hartsdale, New York, and involve minimal pain, discomfort and downtime with optimal results for his patients. He offers free vein screenings by appointment.
Dr. Fleisher earned Board Certification in the specialty of Phlebology by the American Board of Phlebology in July 2008. This is the charter class for the ABPh, which includes 248 Diplomates nationwide.
To become an ABPh Diplomate, an applicant must complete the requisite training or experience qualifications, meet continuing medical education requirements and pass a stringent certification examination.
Founded in 2007, the American Board of Phlebology is an independent, non-profit organization. Its purpose is to certify physicians who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of phlebology.
In addition, Dr. Fleisher is a Physician member of the American College of Phlebology (the premier association for physicians and allied health professionals working in the field of phlebology), and has earned both RPVI (Registered Physicians in Vascular Interpretation) and RVT (Registered Vascular Technician) certifications awarded by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). These ARDMS credentials represent the highest level of competence in the medical-imaging modality of sonography (ultrasound) testing in the field of phlebology.
Graduating with his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1981, Dr. Fleisher completed his surgical internship and residency at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York City where he served as chief resident. He completed is fellowship in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of British Columbia before returning to St. Luke’s as an Assistant Attending Surgeon in 1989.
Since 1990, Dr. Fleisher has held the position of Attending Surgeon in the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery sections of the Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center.
In addition to his two decades of clinical service, he has also held esteemed academic positions, including that of Visiting Clinical Fellow at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1981 to 1986, and his current position as Associate Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College.
Contributing to the advancement of medical science in addition to outstanding clinical service, Dr. Fleisher has also published over two dozen peer-reviewed articles and presented numerous papers at national meetings.
Dr. Fleisher is a member of numerous county, state and national health organizations and has been recognized by the American Lung Association of Hudson Valley with the Sir William Osler, MD Humanitarian Award in 2004. A passionate philanthropist, he tirelessly supports many local and national charities. In 2003, he created the “Mend a Broken Heart Foundation” to support pediatric heart surgery patients.