Lisa Alvarez is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a subspecialty in cardiac and vascular disease. Originally from Eastern North Carolina, she completed her undergraduate from UNC-Chapel Hill. She then continued her education completing her Masters and ultimately her Phd from the University of San Diego. She focuses her time co-directing San Diego Vein Specialist where she is certified and coordinates the most up to date and comprehensive care for venous disease. Lisa also spends time with her two children and is an avid hiker and traveler. She is excited to be a part of the SD VEIN team and assures the most advanced care in cardiac and vascular care.