Phlebology Colorado 2012

Dr John KingsleyDr. Kingsley is President and CEO of the Alabama & Atlanta Vascular & Vein Centers located in Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. He is also founder with Dr. Jim Ingram of the Alabama Phlebology Training Institute. His vein specialty practice has grown from a small solo business with his PA assistant Sylvia, to include three partners and two additional PA’s. He and his associates perform between 40 to 50 endovenous laser ablation cases each week with simultaneous adjuvant procedures, totaling more than 2000 such operations in 2008. Dr Kingsley has performed more than 5000 endovenous cases himself since his beginning modern vein work several years ago. He is the U.S. consultant to the Tokyo Vein Clinic, and a frequent invited speaker to the Australasian College of Phlebology. In 2007 he was made an Emeritus Fellow of this College.

Dr James Ingram Dr. Kingsley and Dr. Ingram and their associates have trained more than 150 physicians and support staff over the years. Physicians have come to Alabama from all over the U.S., and from Japan, Australia, Dubai, and Canada. The staff of the training institute and the Alabama and Atlanta vein centers are known for their efficiency as well as their pleasant demeanor. Dr. Ingram and Dr. Kingsley have always insisted on first rate training at a reasonable cost, assuring proper training as well as support once the training is completed. The doctors and their staff have occasionally traveled to trainee sites to help perform the initial operations. 

Dr. Kingsley is originally from the south in Pensacola, Florida. He attended the University of Florida for his B.S. and M.D. degrees (go gators), and he completed his surgery training at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. After three years as a Navy surgeon, he practiced in the Pacific NW for several years, returning to the south and to Alabama initially as a community surgeon and later as chairman of the vascular surgery department of the Carraway Medical Center. Dr. Kingsley is boarded in general surgery and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and is also boarded in Phlebology by the American Board of Phlebology. 

This inaugural “informal” phlebology meeting is the brain-child of Drs Kingsley and Ingram beginning in their early years of training other physicians. Because all of their colleagues have great knowledge, and because this specialty generates tremendous collegiality among physicians and staff, the format was chosen to allow all attendees to participate. There are no stars, no professors, no repeatedly chosen individuals, and no hidden selections for attendees. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate. The “convenors” (a great New Zealand word) will help steer the topics, and will participate in the discussions as co-participants. The Telluride venue is one of the most beautiful in the world. We look forward to a terrific few days with our friends and colleagues.

Contact Leon Olsen at Conference Matters or call +64 21 164 3815 for further details.