Our Providers

The doctors at Desert Vein & Vascular Institute are committed to your long-term well-being. They will provide you with high quality, prompt, comprehensive, personalized, and proven vein care so you can return to a better quality of life.

  • Dr. Trevor DerDerian is a board-certified surgeon who grew up on the Gulf Coast in Tarpon Springs, Florida and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami. After finishing his general surgery training in New York City, Dr. DerDerian went on to specialize in Vascular and Endovascular surgery at West Virginia University. He has written numerous peer reviewed articles and presented his work at national conferences. Dr. DerDerian has a passion to bring comprehensive, cutting edge and minimally invasive vascular services to the East valley. Dr. DerDerian resides with his family in the beautiful city of La Quinta and enjoys the outdoors, surfing, snowboarding and his new found hobby of pickle ball.

     

    Certification, Education and Professional Memberships
    Board-Certified:

    The American Board of Surgery in General Surgery, Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, General Surgery Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and Vascular Surgery Fellowship at West Virginia University in Charleston, WV

    Appointments:

    JFK Memorial Hospital and Eisenhower Medical Center

    Member:

    American College of Surgeons, Society of Vascular Surgery, Southern Vascular Society, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society and American Medical Association

  • Dr. Nina Grewal and her team are committed to helping patients suffering from the effects of varicose veins enjoy a better quality of life.

    Dr. Grewal grew up in the Pacific Northwest and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington before completing medical school at the University of Utah. After completing her General Surgery and Vascular Surgery training, Dr. Grewal began practice in Orange County in 2010. Since that time, she has focused her practice on the evaluation and treatment of venous disease and has performed over a thousand vein procedures to date.

    Dr. Grewal joined the practice 2016 and helped form Empire Vein Specialists, a subsidiary of DVVI. In her free time, Dr. Grewal enjoys spending time with her family, running, mountain climbing, and yoga.

     

    Certification, Education and Professional Memberships
    Board-Certified:

    General Surgery by American Board of Surgery, May 2009 and Vascular Surgery by American Board of Surgery, May 2011

  • Dr. John Lee is board-certified general and vascular surgery. Upon completing his vascular surgery fellowship, Dr. Lee joined Desert Vein and Vascular Institute in 2015. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from medical school with high honors before specializing in vascular surgery. Dr. Lee chose this route because of the strong compassion he feels for patients with vascular diseases. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Lee has published articles in multiple national journals and presented research before vascular associations. When away from the office, he enjoys surfing and snowboarding, as well as watching movies. Now residing in Rancho Mirage with his wife and two children, Dr. Lee treats all of his patients like family.

     

    Certification, Education and Professional Memberships
    Board-Certified:

    The American Board of Surgery specializing in Vascular Surgery General Surgery and Vascular Surgery Resident at SUNY Upstate Medical Center Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of South Florida

    Appointments:

    Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital

    Member:

    Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, American Medical Association, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society and Society for Vascular Surgery

  • Dr. Pushpinder Sivia was born in Oakland, California. He is board-certified in vascular surgery and moved to the Palm Springs area in 2012. Dr. Sivia treats disorders of circulation as well as venous disease. He has been a presenter at national vascular conferences and has published articles in medical journals about vascular disease. Upon completing his fellowship in vascular surgery in 2012, together with Dr. Yu, formed Desert Vein and Vascular Institute. He and his wife live with their two daughters in Rancho Mirage.

     

    Certification, Education and Professional Memberships
    Board-Certified:

    The American Board of Surgery specializing in Vascular Surgery General Surgery and Vascular Surgery Resident at SUNY Upstate Medical Center Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of South Florida

    Appointments:

    Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital

    Member:

    American Medical Association, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons and Society for Vascular Surgery

  • Dr. Son Ha Yu, a board-certified general and vascular surgeon, was born in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Yu has over a decade of vein treatment experience. In addition to his work at Desert Vein & Vascular Institute, Dr. Yu is on staff at Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital. Dr. Yu came to the valley in 2007 upon completing his vascular surgery fellowship. He lives in Palm Desert with his wife and two children. Dr. Yu works hard to exceed the high expectations you have of a top-tier surgeon. By accepting nothing but high-quality, precise work from himself and his staff, Dr. Yu helps define Desert Vein and Vascular institute as the top location in the Coachella Valley for vein treatment. In his spare time, Dr. Yu enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

     

    Certification, Education and Professional Memberships
    Board-Certified:

    The American Board of Surgery specializing in Vascular Surgery General Surgery and Vascular Surgery Resident at SUNY Upstate Medical Center Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of South Florida

    Appointments:

    Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital

    Member:

    Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Our

Nurse Practitioners

Carmen Villa, NP-BC

Carmen Villa, NP-BC

Carmen Villa, NP-BC is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She completed her Associate Degree at College of the Desert and received her Master’s Degree at Walden University.

During her 11 years working as a Monitor Tech-RN for Eisenhower Medical Center, Carmen spent her time ensuring patient and family care. She managed post op vascular, CABG, post coronary catheterization and valve replacement patients. She previously served as an Interventional Radiology Nurse at Eisenhower Medical Center. Carmen is a perfect asset to the DVVI team.

Education:
Associate Nursing: College of the Desert, 2010

Master of Science in Nursing / Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Walden University, 2017

Catherine Alwani, NP-BC

Catherine Alwani, NP-BC

Catherine Alwani, NP-BC was born in Chicago and has lived in the Coachella Valley most of her life. During her 13 year tenure working as an RN for Eisenhower Medical Center, Catherine spent all of her time caring for cardiovascular and pre and post operative vascular patients. During Catherine’s training she did a preceptorship in internal medicine and hospital medicine as well as in vascular surgery with DVVI’s own Dr. Pushpinder Sivia. Having worked with Dr. Yu and Dr. Sivia since they both came to the valley, Catherine has extensive experience in vascular procedures that makes her a perfect addition to DVVI’s medical staff.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Arizona State University, 2012

Master of Science in Nursing /Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse
Practitioner: Walden University, 2015.

MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

Ana Castillo

Ana Castillo

Sandra De Lara

Sandra De Lara

Joseline Delgado

Joseline Delgado

Maria Mora

Maria Mora

Crystal Ortiz

Crystal Ortiz

Maria Rios

Maria Rios

Adrianna Sanchez

Adrianna Sanchez

ADMINISTRATION

Katie Alcala

Katie Alcala

Michelle Bolanos

Michelle Bolanos

Jennifer Corona

Jennifer Corona

Lorraine De Lara

Lorraine De Lara

Ana De Santiago

Ana De Santiago

Rebecca Lemus

Rebecca Lemus

Monica Moreno

Monica Moreno

Bernice Perezchica

Bernice Perezchica

Gaby Quiroz

Gaby Quiroz

Wendy Wright

Wendy Wright

PHYSICIAN LIAISON

Greg Hulse

Greg Hulse

Greg joined Desert Vein & Vascular Institute in 2019. In his former role, Greg worked with a group of Radiologists in Seattle as a Marketing Coordinator where he started to develop his skills in the medical field, as well as his experience as a membership, marketing, & Events Coordinator for Samena Swim & Recreation Club in Bellevue, Washington. This experience has allowed Greg to develop his relationship skills with people of all demographics & to hone his skills working within the community as well as physicians and their staff of the benefits of Desert Vein & Vascular Institute.

Maintaining the Gold Standard.

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