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 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 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
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 vein 911 including development of protocols, execution of ultrasound maps, and the review of patient results. Jill has over 5 years’ experience as a Registered Vascular Specialist specializing 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, B.S.
Dayanna earned a Associate’s degree in Medical Assistant from Dade Medical College in Miami, Florida and she will be seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She has 3 years of previous experience in Vein Care in Miami, Florida. She is a native from 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 graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. 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 also has 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 Florida Medical Association Alliance Board of Directors, and also Board of Directors, Florida Medical Association Political Action Committee.
SARA CORREA, B.A.
Patient Relations Specialist & Patient Advocate
Sara is bright, capable 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 serves as our Spanish translator. Sara enjoys movies and naps with her chihuahua.
Patient Relations Specialist
Asia is months from receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from the University of South Florida with a double concentration in Biological Health Science and Health Management. She is completing her degree a semester earlier than the program’s anticipated date and also graduated from high school in only 3 years. Asia is very driven and always strives to go above and beyond what may be conventional. She will be soon pursuing a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. Asia’s goal is to become a healthcare CEO and Vein911 has no doubt she will succeed. She has deep customer service experience and prides herself on exceeding the expectations of our Vein911 patients. Asia enjoys binge watching TV series, traveling, eating cookies and French fries.
Insurance Authorization Specialist & Patient Relations Assistant
Jane serves our patients by expertly navigating authorization and billing matters. She has broad medical office experience and attended the University of South Florida. Jane is a hard worker and a pleasure to have in our office. Jane enjoys FSU Seminole football and the beach.