Health Policy Committee

  • Glenn Jacobowitz, MD - Chair
  • Fedor Lurie, MD - Chair Elect
  • Paul Gagne, MD
  • Mark Iafrati, MD
  • Jeff Martinez, MD
  • Daniel Monahan, MD
  • Kathy Ozsvath, MD
  • Michael Vasquez, MD
  • Lowell Kabnick, MD, FACS, RPhs, ACVL
  • Harold Welch, MD - ex-officio


Oversee the American Venous Forum (AVF)’s health policy activities, including all external communications, federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting venous and lymphatic health.


  • Review and develop the AVF’s position on legislative/regulatory issues that have an impact on venous and lymphatic health.
  • Review third party providers and other medical societies communications/guidelines regarding reimbursement issues on venous and lymphatic health care.
  • Develop recommended response to reimbursement issues for Board review.