Sanjiv Lakhanpal 1Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal is the founder and CEO of Center For Vascular Medicine, serving the needs of patients in the Washington DC metropolitan area for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.).

Dr. Lakhanpal has assembled an experienced team of vascular specialists who all believe in the words of Mahatma Gandhi:

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. They are not dependent on us. We are dependent on them. They are not an interruption in our work. They are the purpose of it. They are not an outsider to our business. They are a part of it. We are not doing them a favor by serving them. They are doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.”

Post Graduate Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY

    1990 – 1992
    Surgery Residency
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine
    University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

    1992 – 1995
    Surgery Residency
    Chief Residency
  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
    1995 – 1998
    Residency in Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
    Chief Residency in Thoracic Surgery


  • American Board of Surgery – General Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery