Our Team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly and caring.  Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate with our patients to provide the best care possible.

Dr.Praveen Balraj

Praveen Balraj, MD, FACS, a peer-elected “top doc” in Phoenix, Arizona, is a vascular and endovascular surgeon at the Vascular Institute of Arizona.

At his Queen Creek, Arizona, office, Dr. Balraj takes a patient-centered approach to medicine. He provides respectful and responsive care that meets each patient’s needs and preferences.

After earning his Doctor of Medicine, Dr. Balraj served as the senior house officer at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, UK.

Dr. Balraj relocated to the United States, where he completed his general surgery residency at prestigious institutions in Philadelphia, including UPenn, Jefferson, and Drexel University. He went on to complete his vascular surgery fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He also served as assistant professor at Wayne State University.

At the Vascular Institute of Arizona, the board-certified vascular and general surgeon combines his extensive training with cutting-edge technology to perform surgeries with meticulous attention and care.

Katherine Denison

Welcome to our vascular surgery practice! I am thrilled to introduce myself as a dedicated Nurse Practitioner specializing in vascular surgery. With a passion for improving patient outcomes and a commitment to delivering comprehensive care, I am here to support you throughout your journey towards vascular health. Whether you’re seeking preventative care, diagnostic evaluations, or treatment interventions, rest assured that you are in capable hands. Together with our esteemed team of healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to providing personalized, evidence-based care to help you achieve optimal vascular wellness. Thank you for choosing us, and I look forward to being a part of your healthcare journey.

Karen Hines

Welcome to our practice! As your dedicated Practice Manager, I am committed to ensuring that your experience here is seamless, efficient, and tailored to your needs. With a focus on excellence in healthcare delivery and administrative operations, my goal is to support both our staff and patients alike in achieving optimal outcomes. Together, let’s navigate this journey towards better health with professionalism, compassion, and a commitment to excellence.

Bailee Oborn

Meet Bailee, the skilled Ultrasonographer at the heart of our vascular surgery practice. With a keen eye for detail and a wealth of experience in vascular imaging, she plays a crucial role in our diagnostic and treatment processes. Through precise ultrasound examinations, Bailee provides our surgical team with essential insights to guide their interventions, ensuring the most effective and tailored care for our patients. With her expertise and dedication to accuracy, she contributes significantly to our practice’s commitment to delivering excellence in vascular healthcare.

Megan Bernardo

Welcome to the Heart of our vascular surgery practice, where precision meets compassion and efficiency intertwines with care. 

Led by our exceptional front office team, Megan, we pride ourselves on delivering seamless patient experiences from the moment you walk through our doors. With a wealth of knowledge, warmth, and dedication, our front office staff ensures that each patient receives personalized attention and support at every step of their journey. Whether scheduling appointments, assisting with paperwork, or providing invaluable guidance, our front office team is here to make your experience with us as smooth and reassuring as possible.

Paula McDade

Allow me to introduce you to the invaluable member of our vascular surgery practice team: Paula, our dedicated medical assistant. With a blend of expertise, empathy, and efficiency, Paula plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of our practice and the comfort of our patients. From assisting in procedures to providing compassionate care and support, Paula exemplifies our commitment to delivering excellence in vascular healthcare. With her unwavering dedication and compassionate approach, she ensures that each patient receives the highest level of care and attention throughout their journey with us.