Sanjiv Lakhanpal, MD

Founder and CEO

Sanjiv Lakhanpal 1Sanjiv Lakhanpal, MD FACS is the founder and CEO of Center For Vascular Medicine (CVM). CVM serves the needs of patients across the MidAtlantic for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of arterial and deep venous conditions including but not limited to Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.). Dr Lakhanpal is a pioneer in the Business World of Vascular Treatment Delivery and Innovation. Having completed a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1998, he has led the way for developing unique outpatient treatment options for many vascular conditions. He is known throughout the community as a “medically-driven businessman” who is not afraid to continually open medical service companies that provide cost-effective and compassionate care in an outpatient setting. Dr Lakhanpal is the CEO of 4 medical companies, one of which is the Center for Vein Restoration (CVR). Dr Lakhanpal was one of the first medical providers in the USA who developed a business plan around free-standing vein clinics. This concept spawned a paradigm shift which guided the way for the many vein clinics that exist today. CVR continues to expand throughout the USA and is backed by the Waud Capital Partners private equity firm based in Chicago. Under Dr Lakhanpal’s leadership, CVM has experienced significant growth in 3 years and is opening its 6th location this Spring.

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

Vinay Satwah, DO

Medical Director

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Raised in New Jersey, Dr. Satwah matriculated at New York Institute of Technology. In 2003, he completed an accelerated medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following graduation, he went on to complete his Interventional Cardiology fellowship training at the prestigious Deborah Heart and Lung Center. Located in Browns Mills, New Jersey, Deborah Heart and Lung Center is the only hospital in the region that focuses exclusively on cardiac, vascular, and lung disease using state-of-the-art technology.

By 2011, he moved to Maryland to become the Medical Director at Center for Vascular Medicine (CVM).

Since then, Dr. Satwah cultivated a successful outpatient vascular practice where he is considered an expert in treating Pelvic Pain of vascular origin. He has been invited to speak at the annual C3 conference and was featured on the front cover of the well-respected Chesapeake Physician Magazine in January 2015. His leadership at CVM is instrumental in expanding its multiple centers throughout the state of Maryland. To date, CVM has expanded from the founding members to 8 physicians at 5 outpatient vascular labs.

Currently, Dr.Satwah continues his leadership role in ongoing expansion plans with future CVM centers in development. His professional interests include being on the advisory board for Chesapeake Physician Magazine, speaking at National conferences and leading Continuing Medical Education Programs for two organizations.

Post Graduate Training

  • Deborah Heart & Lung Center
    July 2010 – July 2011
    Fellowship – Interventional Cardiology
    Fellowship – Peripheral / Endovascular
  • Deborah Heart & Lung Center
    July 2007 – June 2010
    Fellowship – Cardiovascular
  • Union Hospital of St. Barnabas Health Care System
    July 2004 – June 2006
    Residency – Internal Medicine
  • Union Hospital of St. Barnabas Health Care System
    June 2003 – June 2004
    Rotating Medicine Internship


  • Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internships (FACOI)
  • Board Certified General, Interventional and Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC)
  • Board Certified by National Board of Echocardiography (NBE)
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)

Professional Memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)- Cardiology Fellows’ Liaison
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)
  • Society of Coronary Angiographers and Interventionalists (SCAI)
  • American College of Phlebology (ACP)
  • Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society (OEIS) – Charter Member

Jeanne Sanders, FACHE

Vice President

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Jeanne brings a varied skill set and wide base of knowledge to the Center for Vascular Medicine (CVM), having over 18 years of experience in the healthcare arena of business management and development. Most recently, she served as CEO of Horizon Vascular Specialists in Maryland. Prior to Horizon, Jeanne was a Corporate Vice President of Community Care for the Adventist Health Care System and Senior Vice President of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Throughout her career, Jeanne has been instrumental in business planning and development, successfully implementing growth strategies as well as being a key player in decisions involving day to day business practices. Jeanne is an integral part of the daily management of CVM in her multi-faceted role which includes the oversight of Operations, Finance and Clinical Scheduling. She is a key player in the continued implementation of CVM’s core mission of ‘state of the art vascular care in a compassionate and cost efficient manner‘. Jeanne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Washington Adventist University and a Master’s Degree Nursing/Health Care Administration from Georgetown University. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Debbie Bowers, RN

Director of Clinical

Having over 20 years of experience in the nursing field, specifically in the areas of cardiac care, Debbie brings a varied skill set and wide clinical knowledge base to the Center for Vascular Medicine (CVM). Prior to CVM, she worked critical cardiac care at a level 1 Trauma Center and has in depth knowledge of all cardiovascular conditions. Throughout her nursing career, Debbie has been instrumental in clinically coordinating vascular programs. Debbie is an integral part of the daily clinical management of CVM in her multi-faceted role which includes staffing, supply chain, patient care, policy and protocol review, quality assurance and sedation administration. She is a key player in the continued implementation of CVM’s core mission of ‘state of the art vascular care in a compassionate and cost efficient manner.’ Debbie earned her nursing degree from PGCC and has certifications in critical care nursing and conscious sedation.