Edwin Kendrick, M.D., M.B.A., R.P.V.I., the founder of California Vein Vascular and Diagnostics (CAVVD), is a University of Maryland Medical Center fellowship-trained vascular surgeon. He is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Southern California Vascular Surgery Society. Dr. Kendrick is passionate about delivering exceptional venous and arterial vascular care, based on compassion, understanding of the complexities of each individual patient, and in accordance with current standards of evidence-based medical practice.
Dr. Kendrick believes in promoting patient welfare through an evidence based medicine approach. His promotion of vascular disease treatment and wellness is evident in his vascular chapters and research, which have included venous and lymphatic disease, management and detection of sometimes fatal urinary tract bleeding through a modernized algorithm, and the complex management of infections in lower extremity arterial disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms.
As a board-certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Kendrick performs and interprets ultrasounds and Doppler/Pressure studies in his Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory. He also has served on the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement RPVI Committee, assisting in developing new testing standards, test question analysis, and development of future test questions for the RPVI examination.
Dr. Kendrick also remains committed to serving and participating in community events, which promote improvement of vascular health. Dr. Kendrick continues to serve the nation as a vascular surgeon expert for peer-review and utilization management. He also serves as a vascular surgeon expert with the Medical Board of California for peer-review. In addition Dr. Kendrick has taken an active role to improve quality in expert reviews in the State of California, wherein he also promotes system re-engineering to curtail implicit bias, and promote health equities at every level in California and nationally.
As a founder of start-ups,Dr. Kendrick has remained passionate about integrative technology uses to impact populations of people, while maximizing care through limited costs. It is Dr. Kendrick's current mission to contribute to the transformation of healthcare, while improving care access, care delivery, and health equities.
Dr. Kendrick's most exciting moment was being honored as a Community Hero and Olympic torchbearer during the 1996 Olympic Games torch relay. Dr. Kendrick was collectively granted the honor by the Coca Cola Corporation, the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, the University of Georgia, and the city of Athens, Georgia.