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Jennifer Anne Heller, M.D.

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Director, Johns Hopkins Vein Centers

Assistant Professor of Surgery


Expertise: Micro Phlebectomy, Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, TRIVEX (minimally invasive procedure), Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery, Vein Stripping , Veinwave, Venous Insufficiency, Venous Stasis Ulcers, VNUS Closure Procedure more

Research Interests: Quality of Life; Outcomes Data; Venous Insufficiency; Varicose veins; Chronic venous disease; Venous stasis ulcers; Claudication; Radioablation of the greater saphenous and lesser saphenous vein; Conventional venous phlebectomy; Powered phlebectomy; Vein stripping; Injection sclerotherapy. more

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 410-550-8346

4940 Eastern Avenue
Vein Center
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-8346

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-550-8346

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-8346

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Appointment Phone: 410-550-8346

601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-8346


Dr. Heller is a board certified vascular surgeon trained to treat several kinds of vascular problems including varicose veins. She specializes in the latest minimally invasive and surgical treatments for varicose and spider veins as well as venous insufficiency. more


  • Director, Johns Hopkins Vein Centers
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, George Washington University (1994)


  • Boston Medical Center / Surgery (1996)


  • Boston Medical Center / Surgery (1999)
  • New York Hospital / Vascular Surgery (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Most D, KozlowJ, Heller J. Thromboembolism in plastic surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2005; 115(2): 20e-30e.

McGirt MJ, Perler BA, Brooke BS. 3 hydroxy-3 methylglutarly coenzyme A reductase inhibitors reduce the risk of perioperative stroke and mortality after carotid endarterectomy. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2005; 42(5): 829-36.

Deitch JS, Heller JA, McGagh D. Abdominal aortic aneurysm causing duodenal obstruction: two case reports and review of the literature. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2004; 40 (3): 543-7.

Hakaim AG, Nalbandian MN, Heller J. Improved patency of prosthetic AV grafts with an acute anastomtic angle and flowe diffuser. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2003; 37 (5): 1032-5.

Kilaru S, Beavers FP, Heller JA. Endoluminal stent graft repair of traumatic thoracic pseudoaneurysm. European Journal of Endovascular Surgery. 2002; 24 (5): 456-8.

Lee TY, Korn P, Heller JA. The cost-effectiveness of a "quick-screen" program for abdominal aortic aneurysms. Surgery. 2002; 132 (2): 399-407.

Korn P, Patel ST, Heller JA. Why insurers should reimburse for compression stockings in patients with chronic venous stasis. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2002; 35(5): 950-7.

Heller JA, Weinberg A, Arons A. Two decades of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: have we made any progress? Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2000; 32 (6): 1091-100.

Activities & Honors


  • American College of Phlebology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Baltimore Academy of Surgery
  • Chesapeake Vascular Society
  • Eastern Vascular Society
  • Peripheral Vascular Society
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Baltimore Academy of Surgery

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