About The Vein Institute

About Us

The Vein Institute was founded to redefine varicose vein treatment in Australia. Patients and their needs are at the heart of our business and everyday, we strive to provide the best varicose veins care available. What does that mean to us? It means high success rates with minimal discomfort, fast recovery, no hospital stay and happy, healthy patients.

1 team. 5 Cities. 6 years running. Hundreds of smiling patients.

Dr. Zil Yassine

Medical Director (BA MBBS Uni. NSW, MA Harvard, Fellow (College of Phlebology UK)

Dr. Zil Yassine, founded The Vein Institute in 2014. His vision was to provide Australian patients with access to the gold-standard venous treatment technology, available in countries such as the UK and USA.

He has been a doctor for over 15 years and is an expert in tumescent diagnostic technology and non-invasive treatment of varicose veins. His extensive training and authority on the subject of phlebology has made Zil a highly sought after speaker at vascular conferences in Australia and internationally.

Zil is dedicated and passionate about vascular health and staying up-to-date on the latest cutting-edge technology. As the Medical Director of The Vein Institute, he is responsible for training doctors in diagnosing vein diseases and ensuring treatments are performed at the highest level possible. Providing his patients with the best care available is Zil’s number one priority.

Dr. Zil Yassine graduated from medicine at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and then went on to complete the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) examinations. He proudly holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Medicine (UNSW), Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Phlebology (ACP), and is a fellow of FRACGP, F(Phleb UK).

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Dr. Jane Li

Specialises in Vascular Imaging and Endovascular Surgery
MBBS (UNSW), MM, FRANZCR

Dr. Jane Li is an Interventional Radiologist and works as a Consultant at The Vein Institute Sydney and a Staff Specialist in Westmead Hospital and Northern Beaches Hospital.

Jane is passionate about holistic patient care and being able to combine all her different skill sets to offer patients the best in minimally invasive procedures. She loves working with new and innovative technologies that are constantly transforming the level of care she can provide to her patients. She has been a doctor for over 15 years and is an expert in accessing vessels and vascular imaging.

Dr. Jane Li graduated with a Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery at University of New South Wales (UNSW) before going on to complete three years of advanced training in general surgery and five years of radiology training. She completed her training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and went on to undertake an Interventional Radiology fellowship at the Royal Free Hospital in London, UK. She holds a fellowship with the RANZCR and European Board of Interventional Radiology.

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Dr. Cosmin Florescu

Specialist in Interventional Radiology (MBBS BMedSci FRANZCR EBIR)

Dr. Cosmin Florescu works as a Consultant at The Vein Institute, Melbourne and holds public appointments as an Interventional Radiologist at both St. Vincents Hospital and Monash Hospital.

Cosmin has been a doctor for over 15 years and is an expert at image guided procedures including venous endovascular procedures for venous insufficiency.

Dr. Cosmin Florescu graduated from Medicine at University of Melbourne and undertook his post graduate training in Radiology through Monash Health. He went on and completed a fellowship year in Interventional Radiology and obtained his qualifications from the European Board of Interventional Radiology. He is a fellow of the following FRANZCR and EBIR.

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Dr. Radha K Popuri

Specialises in Endovascular surgery and Interventional Radiology (MBBS, FRANZCR, EBIR, FRCR (UK), MRCP (UK))

Dr. Radha K Popuri works as a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at The Vein Institute Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital and Orange Base Hospital.

He has over 20 years experience and is an expert in vascular and lymphatic malformation management, venous interventions and DVT management.

Dr. Radha Popuri graduated with a MBBS, Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from Osmania University, before going on to complete Radiology and Endovascular/ Interventional training in the Manchester Radiology training program, UK. He has completed a further Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University at St. Louis; St. Louis, MO, USA. He is a fellow of EBIR, FRANZCR, FRCR, MBBS, MRCP.

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Alanna Carroll

Alanna is a Registered Nurse and Practice Coordinator at The Vein Institute. She has over 10 years experience as a theatre nurse and most recently in management positions at medical practice.

Alanna is passionate about vascular health as it is an area with ever evolving technology that is continuously improving peoples lives. What she enjoys most about working at The Vein Institute is being able to offer patients in numerous cities real and noticeable results.

Alanna graduated with a Bachelors of Nursing from Australian Catholic University and went on to study a Graduate Certificate in PeriOperative and Surgical Nursing at the University of Tasmania. She completed further training in Human Services and Business Administration.

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Heather Dunn

Heather is a Registered Nurse in The Vein Institute, Melbourne. She has over 30 years experience with eight of those spent in Coronary Care and Intensive Care Units.

The rest of her career has been spent in Aged Care, Telehealth Nursing, Pre-admissions and Emergency. Heather is passionate about helping patients look and feel their best and loves being part of a caring and professional team. She was drawn to work in The Vein Institute so that she could assist doctors in a specialised sector and continue to develop her clinical skills.

Heather graduated with a Diploma of Applied Science in Nursing from La Trobe University and went on to study a Post Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice in Critical Care from Deakin University and Epworth Eastern Hospital.

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Stashia Harris

Stashia is a Patient Liaison Manager in The Vein Institute. She has been working in administration and customer service for many years and has spent the last two years working as a Medical Administrator and Patient Coordinator in a fertility clinic.

What she particularly likes about working in The Vein Institute is the patient first focus and how she gets to be part of the patients journey from their first enquiry through to their last appointment and seeing such a high success rate.

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