ALASKA VEIN CLINIC STAFFHere's the team at Alaska's most experienced vein center. We're committed to providing our patients with compassionate and competent care.
Robert R Artwohl, M.D.
Dr. Robert R. Artwohl is an experienced board certified general surgeon who now limits his practice to diagnosing and treating vein disease. He has specialized in arterial and venous surgery for over 20 years, and has lived in Anchorage, Alaska since 1997.
Dr. Artwohl received his BA magna cum laude in Biology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and his MD degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He then spent two years as a Clinical Fellow at the Surgery Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at National Institutes of Health and completed his surgical residency at Maryland in 1986.
During his training, one of his rotations involved a three month stint at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. “I became very enchanted with the place,” he says.
In addition to providing Alaskans the latest in minimally invasive vein treatment, Dr. Artwohl and his staff strive to treat each patient with the highest level of care, compassion and attention to each patient’s unique needs.
Dr. Artwohl is the son of a career Air Force officer, who was a highly decorated World War II fighter pilot. Growing up, he lived in Madrid, Spain and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Devon T. Berthiaume, BA, RDMS, RVT
Director, Alaska Vein Clinic Ultrasound
Devon assists Dr. Artwohl in performing the ClosureFast procedures, as well as performing other ultrasound studies, and has been with the Alaska Vein Clinic since June, 2010, and assumed the Directorship of the Alaska Vein Clinic Ultrasound department in December, 2015. He received his undergraduate degree from Willamette University and his ultrasound training at Nebraska Methodist College. He has lived in Alaska since 1994 and has been a practicing sonographer since 2007. He enjoys world travel, world beer, and molecular cooking. He has visited over 20 countries. He has been known to play a computer game or two. During the winter, you will often find Devon with broom in hand — as a member of the Anchorage Curling Club.
“Stamping out vein disease makes me thirsty!”
Juli A. Gwin-Stewart, BSDU, RDMS, RVT
Founder, Alaska Vein Clinic Ultrasound
Juli Ultrasound, or as she is known around here — the Vein Whisperer — conducts most of the diagnostic ultrasound studies at the Alaska Vein Clinic. She has known Dr. Artwohl since 1997, when he was a busy general and vascular surgeon and she was a sonographer at Providence. She has been with the Alaska Vein Clinic since its inception since 2003 and founded the Alaska Vein Clinic Ultrasound Department. Juli received her BS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from Seattle University. She is a Registered Vascular Technologist with over 32 years experience. She has published articles in sonography journals and been a speaker at national conventions. When one walks into the ultrasound room at the Alaska Vein Clinic, one thing is quite apparent: Juli is a dedicated Star Trek fan (i.e. “Trekkie”). She still threatens her husband, Charlie, with a remodel of their basement to resemble the flight deck of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A). When she is not watching reruns of the various Star Trek series, she can be found cheering for the Seattle Seahawks. Juli is the daughter of a World War II infantryman who was nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor heroism at the Battle of the Bulge.
“Sure, I can see another patient. It’s just a little eye-strain.”
Cheryl grew up in the Vancouver, BC area and managed her father’s dental practice for many years. She is basically the brains of this outfit. She keeps the books and helps patients with their insurance and financial issues. She constantly harasses Dr. Artwohl to finish his charting. She is a new grandmother to a baby girl, Poppy Mae, so all we really hear from her desk these days is “My Poppy, is so cute!,” as her daughter keeps here updated with streaming videos over the internet. Cheryl enjoys cooking and spoils her husband with gourmet meals. She is also a golf nut and can be found on the Anchorage golf course most evenings after work during the summer.
Ruth has been a receptionist with the Alaska Vein Clinic since 2012, and has found the Alaska Vein Clinic a positive experience — not only as an employee, but as a patient. Having had ClosureFast by Dr. Artwohl, she enjoys making the patient feel comfortable about the procedure and smiles knowingly when she hears a patient say, “Why did I wait so long to have this done. My legs feel so much better!” Just as importantly, the Alaska Vein Clinic has found Ruth to be a very positive experience. Her cheerful outlook is so consistent, we all wonder if Ruth ever has a bad day. Ruth took medical coding, medical terminology, and biology at UAA. Prior to her medical career, Ruth was a travel agent for over 20 years. She has was born in Monmouth, Illinois and has been an Alaskan resident since 1972. For most of this time, it has been with her husband Jerry. They have been married 22 years. Combined, they have a total of 8 kids.
Le’Toyia has been a certified nursing assistant since 2005, and received her Associates of Arts degree in medical assisting in 2014. Although she has only been with the Alaska Vein Clinic a short while, she believes she will fit in with the Alaska Vein Clinic’s patient first philosophy. “Each time I interact with a patient, I treat them the way I would want to be treated.”
A busy wife and mother of four, Le’Toyia enjoys the great outdoor activities Alaska has to offer including hiking, camping, and fishing. She also likes to crochet.
Alaska Vein Clinic • 3300 Providence Drive, Suite 309 • Anchorage AK • 99508
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