Dr. Lawrence Markovitz

Dr. Lawrence J. Markovitz

Dr. Markovitz: Biography

Dr. Lawrence J. Markovitz is a highly regarded Board Certified Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon with nearly 30 years of clinical experience.

Unlike other Virginia area vein doctors, Dr. Markovitz has extensive experience with surgery of the heart, blood vessels, and saphenous veins. He has performed over five thousand such open operative procedures and in excess of ten thousand minimally invasive vein procedures since founding Virginia Vein Care.

He has found both radiofrequency and laser ablative vein procedures to be a highly effective vein treatment for those patients suffering from venous insufficiency and has a success rate in excess of 98% when utilizing these procedures for axial veins. He has garnered nationwide experience in the specialized treatment of perforator veins and in the performance of chemical ablation (ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy).

Dr. Markovitz graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University in 1980 and trained at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He subsequently served as chief of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Midelford Clinic, a Mayo Clinic subsidiary.

Dr. Markovitz relocated to the Northern Virginia area in 2003. Since his arrival, prior to opening Virginia Vein Care in 2008, he has been on the staff as both a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at multiple area hospitals including Washington Hospital Center, Holy Cross Hospital, and Suburban Hospital, as well as serving as Chair of Thoracic Surgery at Sibley Hospital.

Dr. Markovitz has been consistently recognized as one of the Virginia area’s best surgeons. Most recently, Dr. Markovitz was named a 2020 top vascular surgeon. Over the years he has had a great many satisfied patients and prides himself on the level of expertise and detailed patient care provided by the physicians at Virginia Vein Care.


Our Staff


Lance Smith, RDMS (FE, NE, OB, AB, BR), RVT, RDCS, RPhS

Technical Director

Nikki Harper RN

Nikki Harper RN, BSN

Nurse Sclerotherapist


Joanna I. Coello, RVS, RPhS

Director of Clinical Ultrasound & Clinical Staff Director