Tampa Vein Care Specialists
The Vein911 team is dedicated to medical and cosmetic vein treatments. We are the only Tampa vein care specialists who exclusively evaluate and treat veins. If you have a vein problem, question or concern, visit the Tampa vein treatment experts who specialize in only veins.
C. Christopher Pittman, M.D.
Medical Director & CEO
Dr. Chris Pittman has over 25 years of experience performing minimally invasive, image guided surgery – Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He is a formally educated venous disease expert dedicated to the treatment of total body vein disease using minimally invasive, image guided techniques. Dr. Pittman is Board Certified in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, and Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
Dr. Pittman is a proud member, and also serves on the Board of Directors, of the American College of Phlebology which is the premiere association for physicians working in the field of phlebology in the United States. Dr. Pittman is a contributing author to “Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs: A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology”, a 2012 publication of the American College of Phlebology. He also represents the American College of Phlebology membership as the College’s Delegate to the American Medical Association. To learn more about Dr. Pittman, visit the Dr. Pittman bio page
Angela Sheffield, MMSc, P.A.- C
Vein Care Specialist & Physician Assistant
Angela is a Tampa Bay area native who graduated from the University of South Florida, summa cum laude, with a Bachelors of Health Science degree where she was a member of the Arts & Sciences Honors Society and won the University of South Florida Health Sciences Outstanding Student Award (Valedictorian). Angela earned a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University, with Highest Honors. Angela brings a conceptual vision to Vein911 understanding both the cosmetic and medical aspect of your vein-improvement journey. Angela loves boating and spending time with her family and friends. Angela is dedicated to the superior care of each and every patient she meets and is thrilled to be a part of the Vein911 team.
Amber Wallace Loper, MMSc, P.A.- C
Vein Care Specialist, Physician Assistant, & Clinical Director
Amber is a “best in class” Tampa vein care specialist. Amber is a Tampa native and graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Health Science degree from the University of Florida. She earned a Master of Medical Science degree, summa cum laude, at Nova Southeastern University’s Physician Assistant Program and was also recognized with the Dean’s Award for highest class GPA and induction into both Pi Alpha National Honor Society for Physician Assistants and Alpha Eta Honor Society for Allied Health Professionals. Amber passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam in the 90th percentile and has extensive post-graduate training in dermatology. Amber combines her many years of dermatology experience with her expert knowledge of vein disorders to provide the best possible care & experience to the patients of Vein911.
Sarah Lowe, B.S., M.S.
Sarah is a future Physician Assistant who recently completed a Master of Science in Medical Sciences at the University of South Florida. Sarah’s goal is Physician Assistant school and she comes to us with significant medical office and patient care experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science degree from the Florida State University. Sarah was a research assistant at FSU for three years, and coordinated many fundraisers benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities and the ALS Association during her time there. A native of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Sarah enjoys taking her dog to the beach, painting and drawing, and spending time with friends.
Jill Blickensdorf, B.S., RVS
Director of Imaging
As Director of Imaging, Jill Blickensdorf manages the entire ultrasound process at Vein911 including development of protocols, execution of ultrasound exams, and the review of patient results. Jill has over 5 years’ experience as a Registered Vascular Specialist with subspecialization in venous ultrasound & ultrasound-guided procedures. She is a member of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, enjoys country music concerts, Cowboy football, being outside, and spending time with family. Jill graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Health Promotion and the American Institute with a B.S. in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Cum Laude with an emphasis on vascular ultrasound.
Dayanna Infante, A.S.
Dayanna earned an Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting from Dade Medical College in Miami, Florida and she is seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She has many years of previous experience in Vein Care in Miami, Florida. She is a native of Cuba and she enjoys traveling, music, dancing, food and spending time with her doggy, family and friends.
Yarileeza Garcia, B.S.
Yari graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and, during her time there, she was a research assistant for 3 years and taught health education at Boston Public Schools. She is now pursuing a Master of Science in Medical Sciences Degree at the University of South Florida. Yari is a Tampa native and she enjoys spending time with friends and dog sitting.
Victoria Ramos, B.S.
Victoria graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. Her goal is to attend Physician Assistant school and further her medical career. Victoria dedicated her undergraduate years to a student-run nonprofit called Camp Kesem, which supports children who are dealing with issues related to partners with cancer. She has also traveled to Panama and Haiti on medical mission trips to help in underserved communities. Victoria is a third-generation Tampa resident and enjoys traveling, the great outdoors, and spending time with her amazing golden retriever.
Karen Gonzalez Pittman, M.ED.
Vice-President of Public Affairs
Karen is dedicated to venous disease education and outreach and has actively participated at the Public Education Advisory Committee of the American College of Phlebology. She is available to meet or speak with individuals and organizations looking for credible, state-of-the-art information about vein disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Karen is a third-generation Tampa resident and enthusiastic Vein911 patient. Karen is Past President of the Hillsborough County Medical Association Alliance and has served on the Board of Directors of both the Florida Medical Association Alliance and the Florida Medical Association Political Action Committee.
Sara Correa, B.A.
Administrative Manager and Patient Relations Specialist
Sara is bright, funny, and spirited and is our excellent “Director of First Impressions”. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida in Communication with a focus on public advocacy. Sara now advocates for our Vein911 patients and she brings a deep customer service experience. Originally from Colombia, South America, Sara enjoys movies and naps with her chihuahua.
Insurance Authorization Specialist & Patient Relations Assistant
Jane serves our patients by expertly navigating authorization and billing matters. She attended the University of South Florida and has broad medical office experience. Jane is organized and our office “neat and clean freak”. Jane enjoys FSU Seminole football and the beach.