Dr. Babak Vakili, MD

Dr. Babak Vakili, MD

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Venous and Lymphatic Medicine  ·  
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48 y/o
(95)

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Dr. Babak Vakili, MD is a venous and lymphatic medicine specialist in Longwood, FL and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in venous and lymphatic medicine, cardiology, and more.Read his story

Heart Vein & Vascular LLC

2170 W State Road 434 Ste 190

Longwood, FL 32779
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • Careplus
  • CareSource
  • CeltiCare Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Vakili performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Heart Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hypertension
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Vakili's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Vakili's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vakili " Alex Vakili, M.D., is an interventional cardiologist and endovascular specialist certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certification in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He is also certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine as well as American Board of Vascular Medicine and specializes in treating patients with vein and vein related conditions. His outpatient practice provides a full range of venous treatments, including sclerotherapy, Laser YAG and IPL treatment of spider and facial veins, ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, VenaSealTM Closure System, IVUS, venous stenting and radiofrequency ablation using the ClosureFast™ catheter. Dr. Vakili earned his medical degree with distinction for research in cardiovascular medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. He completed an internal medicine residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY. After serving as Chief Cardiology Fellow, he completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to seeing patients at his private clinic, Heart Vein & Vascular LLC, Dr. Vakili is Clinical Director and Principal Investigator for the Clinical Trials Division of Certified Physician Investigator Research Group LLC. Dr. Vakili is a certified national Principal investigator (CPI) researcher and has conducted numerous clinical trials involving anticoagulation regimens and cardiovascular treatments and medications. An active researcher and industry consultant, Dr. Vakili has participated in more than a dozen clinical research trials, often serving as principal investigator. He has authored more than 25 journal articles and abstracts, as well as several textbook chapters. He has presented his work at several national conferences, including the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Dr. Vakili also serves as teaching faculty at C3 International Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Summit as well as Medtronic teaching Faculty, educating, teaching and training other physicians from all over the states in the management and treatment of venous disease. A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Dr. Vakili is also a member of the American College of Phlebology and the American Heart Association. He has received several awards for scholarship, research, and service."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vakili "I have dedicated my life to compassionate patient care and to providing you and your family with outstanding cardiac, vascular and vein care. It is my philosophy that the key to wellness resides in each one of us, and my job is to reinvigorate and find that source within each one of my patients. A self motivated and well educated patient is often times the key to a lifestyle of wellness, balanced nutrition and a healthy exercise program. I am privileged to help guide you on this amazing journey."

6  Specialties

  • Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Phlebology
  • Vascular Medicine

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Phlebology
    Accredited by: The American Board of Phlebology

57  Procedures

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Background Check

2 Malpractice Claims
  • Settlement : 5/4/2015
    Amount or Range: $475,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: ORANGE COUNTY
    State: Florida
  • Settlement : 5/4/2015
    Amount or Range: $475,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: ORANGE COUNTY
    State: Florida
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • New York University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Cornell/NY Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Cornell Medical Center-The New York Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Chief Fellow - Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, 2000-2002
Media & Publications
  • The New York Times,
  • Dr. Vakili Has over 50 abstract and publications.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Persian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vakili's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vakili to family and friends
95 total reviews (30 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (95)

  • 5
    (80)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Vakili's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (30)

Dr. Vakili and staff are always so professional and friendly.
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Dr. Vakili is terrific doctor. He has been our family cardiologist for years. We trust him and would never consider using anyone else. Dr. Vakili saved my husband life, he is well versed in his profession and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great cardiologist.
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awesome staff... feelling the best then i have in a long time
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I trust Dr Vakili imminently, but I wish he would provide more in-depth reasons for his instructions and his diagnosisies.
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Dr. Vakili and his staff are very courteous, knowledgeable, and attentive to Dr. Vakili's clients/patients. Dr. Vakili recommends what he believes is key to his patients well being. Never doubt the ability of Dr. Vakili to keep you in great health.
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