Alaska Vein Clinic

Robert R Artwohl, M.D.

Director and Founder, Alaska Vein Clinic

Dr. Robert R. Artwohl is an experienced general and vascular 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.  He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

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 was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and spent his formative years in the Washington, D.C. area, Madrid, Spain, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  He is the son of a career Air Force officer who was a highly decorated World War II fighter pilot.  

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.

Cheryl Artwohl

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 proud grandmother to two girls and now a grandson is on the way!  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.



Crystal has been a certified Medical Assistant since 2019.

“I strive to provide a caring and supportive environment for each patient that comes to the Alaska Vein Clinic.”

Crystal is a United States Army veteran and has continued to serve her country in the Army Reserves since 2013. Among her passions: enjoying spending time outdoors hiking, biking, and skiing throughout Alaska with her daughter. She dedicates herself to eating healthy and keeping physically fit.


Kassandra has been a certified medical assistant since 2019.

“It’s important to me that patients feel comfortable during their visits to the Alaska Vein Clinic.”

Kassi loves being a mother to her fun-loving son. 

She enjoys Alaska, being around people, taking her dog for walks and hikes, and fishing in the summer. 

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