Russell Lam, MD | Founder and Chief Vascular Surgeon
Dr. Russell Lam is board certified in vascular and endovascular procedures and specializes in limb salvage (amputation prevention) and minimally-invasive Dallas vascular surgery to treat:
Dr. Lam has been named as one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council of America, as well as being voted on the list of Texas “Super Doctors” in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for Dallas vascular surgery.
He has also been voted on the list of best doctors in Dallas by his peers by D Magazine. In addition to serving as principal investigator of several clinical trials, Dr. Lam is also course director of many physician endovascular surgery training courses. He has written numerous articles and has given many presentations nationally on peripheral artery disease and complex peripheral interventions.
As a leader in minimally-invasive peripheral artery disease treatments, Dr. Lam founded Lam Vascular and Associates, which is a state-of-the-art, nationally accredited, outpatient vascular center dedicated to performing complex peripheral vascular interventions without requiring hospital admission or overnight stay.
For patients and their families, the convenience of an outpatient center that focuses on their individual and medical needs, combined with minimal paperwork and a knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate staff, is a truly unique experience in health care.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Lam has performed close to 7,000 complex peripheral interventions and has been credited with preventing thousands of foot and leg amputations.
Dr. Lam is a graduate of The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and he performed his surgical residencies at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lam completed his vascular and endovascular fellowships at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and at Cornell University Medical Center.
Dr. Lam founded Lam Vascular & Associates in 2009 after leaving Csant in 2007 and has quickly emerged as a nationally recognized physician in complex peripheral artery and venous interventional procedures. He maintains a thriving practice, which includes a large referral network from colleagues around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond.
Dr. Lam employs only highly qualified vascular surgery professionals to offer exceptional patient care. Scroll below to learn more about our nurse practitioners and registered vascular specialist.
Cassidy Duran, MD | Vascular Surgeon
Cassidy Duran, MD, has joined Dr. Russell Lam at Lam Vascular & Associates in Dallas, a leading practice specializing in vascular and endovascular procedures as well as limb salvage (amputation prevention) and vascular surgery to treat:
- Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Aortic aneurysm
- Carotid artery disease
- Varicose veins
- Dialysis Access
Dr. Duran has the distinction of being the first graduate of the integrated vascular program at Houston Methodist Hospital, seven years of intense training focused exclusively on clinical training and research in vascular surgery.
“I love the field of vascular surgery for many reasons,” said Dr. Duran. “I have an intense interest in limb salvage. I love that vascular surgery has so many variables, that there are different ways to approach any given case. I like having the freedom to consider each patient individually and determine the best course of treatment for them.”
“I grew up on a farm out in west Texas. I was raised with values of honesty, integrity and diligence. My patients tell me that they appreciate that I am real with them and that they know I work hard for them. I am often the first face my patients see early in the morning, and the last visitor of the day. People really appreciate that kind of dedication.”
Dr. Duran is thrilled to join Dr. Lam at Lam Vascular & Associates. “He has a vision about patient care that I very much agree with,” said Dr. Duran. “We see very much eye to eye. You have to be great at what you do and smart about how you do it.”
Dr. Duran is heavily published in the field of vascular surgery. She is excited about new innovations and the future of her specialty. “Advances in technology and imaging have come together allowing us to do this whole world of things we never could have done before. It is an honor to be a part of this dynamic and exciting field.”
Courtney N. Wright, NP-C | Nurse Practitioner
Courtney began her journey in healthcare as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit of Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City. As she served across Neuro/Trauma care, medical and surgical ICUs, Courtney was able to serve patients with a variety of specific needs.
She went on to join the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas, where she not only worked with patients, but also instructed and trained new nurses in her unit.
As the Nurse Practitioner at Lam Vascular & Associates, Courtney provides Dallas vascular surgery and endovascular surgery care services in the outpatient setting, including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating and educating patients. She works closely with Dr. Lam, Dallas vascular surgeon, and other clinicians as they take a team approach to patient care.
Blessings F. Fanka, NP-C | Nurse Practitioner
Blessings’s preindication into the healthcare field commenced in 2005 as a Registered Nurse. Her transformative experiences in the medical field include: Medical and surgical Units, intensive care units, hospice, home health, collegiate preceptor and case manager for patients of diverse ethnicities, populations and social-economic backgrounds.
In March of 2015, she became part of Lam Vascular & Associates. Blessings collaborates closely with Dr. Lam and the team to provide compassionate care by medical methods of assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating and educating patients in a Dallas vascular surgery environment.
Kaylyn Wright, RVS | Registered Vascular Specialist
Kaylyn began her healthcare experience in 2004 as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She transitioned into vascular ultrasound in 2008.
After clinical training in multiple healthcare settings throughout the metroplex, Kaylyn obtained her vascular registry from Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Her specialty is evaluating peripheral artery disease through hemodynamic testing of the veins and arteries.
Kaylyn has been a member of the Lam Vascular team since May of 2012. As the technical director for Lam Vascular labs ultrasound accreditation, she has documented a high level of accuracy between imaging and surgical findings.