DR. DASH EARNS CERTIFICATION FROM AMERICAN BOARD OF PHLEBOLOGY
August 18, 2009
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NEWTON – Newton Memorial Hospital is proud to announce that Sarat K. Dash, M.D., has earned board certification in the specialty of phlebology from the American Board of Phlebology. He was first board certified by the ABPh in June 2009. He is among the second class of Diplomates for the ABPh, which now includes an exclusive group of 412 Diplomates nationwide.
Dr. Dash’s certification with the American Board of Phlebology is a direct reflection of his skill, knowledge and experience in providing quality patient care, and his continued commitment to the advancement of vein care. Less than one percent of all Phlebology professionals in Canada and the United States have earned certification from the ABPh.
To become an ABPh diplomate, an applicant must complete the requisite training or experience qualifications, meet the continuing medical education requisites and pass a stringent certification examination. Certification periods are 10 years and maintenance is dependent on the ability of the diplomate to display competency in four areas of assessment: evidence of professional standing, evidence of commitment to lifelong-learning and periodic self-assessment, evidence of cognitive expertise, evaluation of performance in practice.
Two million Americans suffer from various forms of venous disease, with nearly 66,000 people dying each year from severe complications, primarily from thromboembolism to the lungs. While the death rate from thromboembolism is higher than that of breast cancer in the U.S., prevention efforts and aggressive management of this disease reduce the morbidity and loss of employment as well as income for the general public. Phlebologists are a new generation of physicians who have devoted themselves to the prevention and treatment of venous disorders. The American College of Phlebology has been established to set standards as well as guidelines and to certify competent physicians.
Receiving his medical education in India prior to coming to the United States and completing his surgical residency and fellowship in vascular surgery has providing him with the necessary knowledge and experience to write and publish papers in this field. Skilled in the advanced procedures of venous surgery, including laser treatments of varicose and spider veins, he has focused his practice in diagnosing and treating diseases of the arteries and the veins.
Dr. Dash is a member of the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery, a member of the American College of Phlebology, a member of the New Jersey Chapter of American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has also served as president of the Sussex County Medical Society.
Dr. Dash, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is the director of The Vein & Laser Center of New Jersey, which has office locations in Sparta, Hamburg and Hackettstown. Board Certified in General Surgery and fellowship trained in vascular surgery, Dr. Dash has been practicing in Sussex County for more than 30 years.
For more information about The Vein & Laser Center of New Jersey, please call his Sparta office 973.726.8987, Hamburg office 973.827.2800 or his Hackettstown office at 908.850.8004. Visit www.theveinandlasercenterofnj.com to learn more.