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At Hamilton Vein Center, we truly believe in the teamwork approach. Through the course of your treatment, you will be seen by our doctors and our mid-level providers to ensure that you receive the best possible care. Our physicians and mid-levels truly work as a team and communicate extensively. They work closely with each other to discuss cases, diagnoses and treatments though your treatment is always supervised by the doctor. Our physician assistants are trained personally and thoroughly by Dr. Hamilton and our team of interventional radiologists.

Hamilton Vein Center Staff, Houston TX

Carlos R. Hamilton III – MD

Founder and Medical Director

Dr.Carlos R. Hamilton III MD

Dr. Hamilton graduated Magna Cum Laude and Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1994. Here, Dr. Hamilton was chief resident during his diagnostic radiology residency. He completed his Fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and then returned to Houston to practice in his hometown. Dr. Hamilton has been servicing the Houston community as both a diagnostic and interventional radiologist since 1999. He opened the Hamilton Institute, now Hamilton Vein Center, in Sugar Land in 2010.  

See Dr. Hamilton’s extended bio

 

 

William C. Fox – MD

A native Houstonian, Dr. Fox graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2004. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Dr. Fox practiced for three years in Virginia with an appointment as Assistant Professor in the department of Interventional Radiology at the Medical College of Virginia where he served as IR Director of Resident and Fellow education. He has extensive experience in treating venous disease in Virginia through work with VCU Vein Care as well as being a cofounder of The Baird Vascular Institute.

 

 

 Eric Hardee – MD

Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Dr. Hardee graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his internship and radiology residency at Naval Medical Center in San Diego and spent nine years as a naval officer. His fellowship was in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Dotter Interventional Institute at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Hardee has practiced interventional radiology in the Houston area for 11 years. He enjoys LSU and Saints football, spending time with family, cooking, fitness/running, and skiing.

 

 

 

 Syed A. Raza – MD

Dr. Syed A Raza, Houston Vein Centers

Dr. Raza graduated from Quaid-e-azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan in 1987.  He completed his radiology residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in London and then completed his Interventional Radiology Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.  He is board certified in both the U.S. and UK. Dr. Raza has been a member of the Hamilton Vein Center team since 2012 and has been working in the Houston community as both a diagnostic and interventional radiologist for over 10 years.

 

 

 

 

 Tonie Reincke – MD

Dr. Reincke graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and then went on to complete her residency and fellowship in interventional radiology at the Detroit Medical Center. Before attending medical school, Dr. Reincke received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University and then completed a second degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Saint Francis. Her interests and activities include spending time with her family, volunteering, exercising, and flying.

 

 

 

 

 AJ Valenson – MD

Dr. Valenson, a Clear Lake native, graduated from Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut, and completed a two-year internship in surgical training in Chicago before returning to Yale for a residency in radiology. Prior to this, he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. He is a native Spanish speaker and is happy to be returning to his hometown to practice medicine. His interests and activities include sports, the outdoors, and reading.

 

 

 

 

Tina – PA-C

Tina graduated with her bachelor’s of science degree from St. John’s University, New York in 2000. She earned her Physician Assistant certification through St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center, NY. She has worked in GYN and infertility as well as outpatient general surgery for over ten years. Most recently, Tina spent 5 years at West Houston Medical Center as the quality manager for performance improvement. She joined the Hamilton Vein team in January 2014. Tina is fluent in Malayalam, an Indian language spoken primarily in Kerala. Our patients are always happy to see Tina.

 

 

 

 

Sarah – PA-C

Sarah graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree from Texas A&M University and earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the Baylor College of Medicine.  Sarah has been working at the Hamilton Vein Center since May 2012.  Prior to that she worked at an internal medicine practice in Phoenix, Arizona. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellen – PA-C

Ellen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s of science degree in nutrition and went on to obtain her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Baylor College of Medicine.  Before joining Hamilton Vein Center, she worked in gastrointestinal oncology. 

 

 

 

 

 

Cristina – PA-C

Cristina graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in biology and psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She then received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from UAB. Prior to joining Hamilton Vein Center, Cristina worked at an orthopedics practice in Austin, Texas. 

 

 

 

 

Meagan – PA-C

Meagan graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in nutrition and then went on to obtain her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Baylor College of Medicine. Meagan worked in Surgical Oncology before joining Hamilton Vein Center.

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel – PA-C

Rachel graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Florida and earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the Medical University of South Carolina. Rachel has been working at Hamilton Vein Center since April 2013. Prior to joining HVC, she worked in plastic surgery. 

 

 

 

 

Heather – RPA

Heather is a Radiologist Practitioner Assistant. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas. Upon graduation, Heather completed her Radiologist Practitioner Assistant training at Weber State University. With extensive experience in vein treatment, Heather was a welcome addition to the Hamilton Vein Center team in November of 2011. 

 

 

 

 

Kristin – RPA

Kristin is a Radiologist Practitioner Assistant. Kristin completed her undergraduate education at Oregon Tech University and relocated to Houston in 1998. In 2007, she completed her Radiologist Practitioner Assistant training at Midwestern State University. Her positive attitude and attention to detail make her a wonderful addition to the Hamilton Vein Center team!

 

 

 

 

Lauren – PA-C

Lauren graduated with a Bachelors of Science in kinesiology and exercise science from Georgia Southern University. She earned her Master’s degree in surgical physician assistant studies from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Upon graduating she worked in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery in Austin for six years before joining the Hamilton Vein team. Lauren works at Hamilton Vein Center Round Rock.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer- PA-C

Jennifer practiced as an critical care RN for 9 years prior to becoming a PA and received her BS in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 1995. She has practiced the last 18 years in Cardiovascular Surgery both in Texas and Massachusetts. Jennifer works at Hamilton Vein Center Round Rock.

 

 

 

 

 

Tawanna – RN

As a registered nurse, Tawanna brings 10 years of nursing experience to Hamilton Vein Center. Her calm personality combined with her experience help make patients feel relaxed during procedures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huy – RVT

Huy graduated from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois with a bachelor’s of science degree in vascular ultrasound. Huy brings many years of experience in ultrasound. Before joining Hamilton Vein Center, he worked at another vein center and also at UTMB Galveston vascular lab.