Dr. Lurie was born raised and educated in Sverdlovsk (now Ekaterinburg), Russia. After specialty training and board certification in Vascular Surgery, he obtained an advanced PhD degree in cardio-vascular physiology, and was appointed as a professor of General and Vascular Surgery at Urals Medical Academy. He came to the USA in 1994 where he took a position as visiting professor at the UC Davis working in the department of surgery. Throughout his experience he developed early and deep expertise in diagnostic ultrasound techniques which he presently performs at KVC. He presently heads up the American Venous Forum Committee on Outcomes which is responsible for setting the national standards for Ultrasound Diagnosis of Venous Disease. He is the lead author of many original publications including studies in venous disease. Among these is the definitive study comparing vein stripping with the minimally invasive Closure procedure that provided undeniable scientific validity for this procedure. Details of his accomplishments and background are found in the appendix. Dr. Lurie shares the passion to innovate, evaluate, and educate in the field of venous diseases.


1980 M.D. Diploma with Honors. Sverdlovsk Order of The Red Banner Medical Institute (now Ural Medical Academy, Ekaterinburg), Russia
1981 Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound.
USSR Academy of Medical Science. Certified Clinical Physiologist (Russia)
Certified Vascular Technologist (USA)
1984 MS in biostatistics and mathematical methods in medicine and biology. Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, USSR Academy of Science, Urals Scientific Center.
1986 Ph.D. (cardio-vascular physiology) Sverdlovsk Order Of The Red Banner Medical Institute (now Ural Medical Academy, Ekaterinburg) Russia
2002 The Executive Fellowship in Medicaid Disease Management and Health Outcomes Program.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Department of Health Administration.


2000 – present Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
2000 – 2005 Director of Research, Straub Foundation, Honolulu, Hawaii
1999- 2000 Postgraduate Clinical Researcher IV. Department of
Anesthesiology, University of California, Davis.
1995.1999 Visiting professor, and Consultant for Vascular Laboratory. Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis.
1989 – 1995 Professor of Surgery. Department of Surgery,
Sverdlovsk Order Of The Red Banner Medical Institute,
Sverdlovsk, Russia.
1984 – 1989 Associate Professor. Department of Surgery,
Sverdlovsk Order Of The Red Banner Medical Institute,
Sverdlovsk, Russia.
1981.1984 Assistant Professor. Department of Surgical Anatomy and Operative Surgery, Sverdlovsk Order Of The Red Banner Medical Institute. Sverdlovsk. Russia.


1985 – 1995 Sverdlovsk First Central City Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery, Vascular Surgeon
1992 – 1995 Sverdlovsk Regional Hospital, Department of Angiology, Consultant
2001 – 2005 Straub Clinic and Hospital
2005 – present Kistner Vein Clinic, Vascular Surgeon


  American Medical Association
American Venous Forum
European Society for Vascular Surgery
International Anesthesia Research Society
International Compression Club
Russian Scientific Surgical Society


1982 -1986 Chairman, Urals Society of Young Scientists
2002 Secretary General, Pacific Vascular Symposium
2001 -2003 Member, International ad-hoc committee on Classification of Chronic Venous Disease, American Venous Forum
2003 – current Co-Chairman, Outcomes Committee, American Venous Forum
2004 – current Co-Chairman, Pacific Vascular Symposium
2005 Year Book of Vascular Surgery 2006, Guest Editor
2006 – current Secretary, Imua committee, American Venous Forum
2006 – current Director, Board of Directors, American Venous Forum Foundation
2006 Distinguish Reviewer, Journal of Vascular Surgery


  45 original papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals.
63 abstracts published in international journals and proceedings of the conferences.
3 book chapters.


  66 presentations at national and international conferences.