Doctors & Staff

All of our providers are members of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society.

American Vein and Lymphatic Society

 

Jody Bolton Smith, MD, Interventional Vascular Radiologist

Jody Bolton Smith, MD, Interventional Vascular Radiologist

Dr. Bolton Smith joined RDR and The Vein Center in July 2004 as a Diagnostic Radiologist and is certified by the American Board of Radiology. Her professional interest and expertise include breast imaging and procedures, peripheral angiography, DVT lysis, GU interventions and imaging. She has expertise in venous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for venous incompetence and embolization for pelvic congestion syndrome.

Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Radiology, American College of Phlebology, Radiological Society of North America and American Vein and Lymphatic Society

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa, graduated Summa Cum Laude

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James Dickinson, MD, Interventional Vascular Radiologist

James Dickinson, MD, Interventional Vascular Radiologist

Dr. Dickinson joined Regional Diagnostic Radiology and The Vein Center in July 2018 as an Interventional Radiologist and is certified by the American Board of Radiology. His professional interest and expertise include oncology interventions, peripheral
arterial and venous disease, pulmonary embolism management, biliary and urologic interventions, and dialysis access maintenance.

Fellowship: Vascular and Interventional Radiology at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York

Undergraduate Degree: Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Memberships: American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Interventional Radiology and American Vein and Lymphatic Society

Chadd McMahon, MD, Interventional Vascular Radiologist

Chadd McMahon, MD, Interventional Vascular Radiologist

Dr. McMahon joined Regional Diagnostic Radiology and The Vein Center in July 2012 as an Interventional Radiologist and is certified by the American Board of Radiology. His professional interest and expertise include oncology interventions, chemoembolization, male varicocele embolization, vascular malformation embolization, hepatobiliary and genitourinary interventions, venous insufficiency disease, deep vein thrombosis and kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty.

Fellowship: Vascular Interventional Radiology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Residency: Aurora St. Luke’s Medical School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha Nebraska

Undergraduate Degree: University of Nebraska, Omaha Nebraska

Memberships: American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Interventional Radiology and American Vein and Lymphatic Society

Craig Meiers, MD, Interventional Vascular Radiologist

Craig Meiers, MD, Interventional Vascular Radiologist

Dr. Meiers joined Regional Diagnostic Radiology and The Vein Center in July 2021 as an Interventional Radiologist and is certified by the American Board of Radiology. Prior to coming to RDR Dr. Meiers held the role of Chief Resident of Research at the University of Florida Department of Radiology, and has been the recipient of The Leonard Tow Foundation Humanism in Medicine award.

Fellowship: Interventional Radiology at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Residency: Diagnostic Radiology at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Science

Undergraduate Degree: University of North Dakota

Memberships: American College of Radiology,  Society of Interventional Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society and American Vein and Lymphatic Society

Angela Schuster, PA-C, Vascular & Injection Specialist

Angela Schuster, PA-C, Vascular & Injection Specialist

Angela Schuster joined Regional Diagnostic Radiology in 2007 as a Certified Physician Assistant with over 20 years of radiology experience as a registered radiologic technologist before completing her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. Her professional interest and expertise include evaluation of venous hypertension and sclerotherapy for venous incompetence.

Medical School: Masters of Physician Assistant Studies; University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Applied Studies in Radiologic Technology with an emphasis on Health Systems Management; University of Minnesota, Crookston, Minnesota

Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants,  Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants and American Vein and Lymphatic Society.

Stefani Burandt, PA-C, Vascular Specialist

Stefani Burandt, PA-C, Vascular Specialist

Stefani Burandt has been a member of The Vein Center, team since 2020. Prior to joining The Vein Center, Stefani worked as a PA in orthopedic and spinal surgery. Her professional interests include sclerotherapy for venous incompetence and evaluation of venous hypertension.

Medical School: Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies; Des Moines University College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude; Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa

Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants, Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Ashley Kast, PA-C, Vascular Specialist

Ashley Kast, PA-C, Vascular Specialist

Ashley grew up in Little Falls, MN. She attended Carthage College in Kenosha, WI where she majored in Biology and Environmental Science with a Chemistry minor. She attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin Madison where she received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies and served as Class President. Following school, she moved back to MN and began work as a Physician Assistant. She has experience general surgery, emergency medicine/urgent care, family medicine, and pediatrics. What she loves most about medicine is the patients! She is passionate about helping people get, and stay, healthy and enjoys getting to know patients as well as their family.

Education:

Undergraduate:

  • Carthage College

PA School:

  • University of Wisconsin Madison

Matthew Woods, CNP

Matthew Woods, CNP

Matthew joined The Vein Center in 2023 as a board certified Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining the team, Matthew worked as a nurse for over 11 years, gaining experience in adult and pediatric critical care & trauma, cardiology, neurology, mental health and surgical care.

Masters Degree: Masters of Science in Nursing; University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Associate Science Degree: Nursing, Rasmussen College, St. Cloud, MN

Jennifer Gertgen, CNP

Jennifer Gertgen, CNP

Jenny has been a nurse since 1999 and earned her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2022. Jenny’s work experience includes Orthopedics, Clinic and Surgery.

Masters Degree: Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner through Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Rasmussen University, Ocala, FL

Associate Degree: Associate of Science in Nursing, Rasmussen University, St. Cloud, MN

Katie Kociemba, Clinic Coordinator

Katie, Clinic Manager

Katie Kociemba, Clinic Coordinator

Katie, Clinic Manager

Katie has been with The Vein Center since its beginning and assists the radiologists with varicose vein treatments including: Endovenous Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA), EVLT, VenaSeal™, Phlebectomy and Sclerotherapy, adding another level of comfort and care to our patients.

Nikki, RN

Nikki, RN

Nikki joined The Vein Center in 2019. She has clinical care experience in Pediatrics, OB/GYN, and Family Practice.  Prior to earning her Registered Nurse degree from Saint Cloud Technical College, she worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse and as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Tori Fiecke, Sonographer


Tori, Sonographer

Tori Fiecke, Sonographer


Tori, Sonographer

Tori Fiecke graduated in 2016 with an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Sonography from the St. Cloud Technical and Community College, St Cloud, Minnesota. She completed her training at St Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota and is RVT certified.

Courtney, Sonographer

Courtney, Sonographer

Courtney became a registered sonographer in 2019 and joined The Vein Center towards the end of that year. Courtney is a graduate of the St. Cloud Technical and Community College, St Cloud, Minnesota with an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Sonography. She brings to the clinic experience in both outpatient and inpatient ultrasound settings, and is RVT registered.

Miranda, Sonographer

Miranda, Sonographer

Miranda graduated in 2020 from St. Cloud Technical and Community College, St Cloud, Minnesota with an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Sonography. She brings to the clinic experience in both outpatient and inpatient ultrasound settings, and is RVT registered.

Trina, Advanced Practice Esthetician

Trina, Advanced Practice Esthetician

With over 6 years’ experience as an Advanced Practice Esthetician and over 8 years’ experience in the spa industry, Trina brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to our MedSpa. Trina has a passion for client care and enjoys helping each individual reach their personal skin care goals.

Courtney Brever, PA-C, Injection Specialist

Courtney Brever, PA-C, Injection Specialist

Courtney is a healthcare professional with experience as a Certified Physician Assistant since 2014. She plays a key role in our medical spa with her high level of professionalism and expertise. She helps our patients enjoy the many wonderful benefits of cosmetic treatments available.

Michele Ailie, RN, Injection Specialist


Michele Ailie, RN, Injection Specialist

Michele Ailie, RN, Injection Specialist


Michele Ailie, RN, Injection Specialist

Michele brings a high level of nursing skills to our medical spa. With surgical services experience since 2002, she provides our medical spa with expertise in technique and procedures. Her specialty is ensuring our patients are as comfortable as possible during injection procedures.

Michele DuCharme Rauma, APRN, CNP, Injection Specialist

Michele DuCharme Rauma, APRN, CNP, Injection Specialist

Michele joined the esthetic team at The MedSpa in 2023, bringing over 7 years of cosmetic injectable experience to the team. In addition to her work as a skilled injector Michele has worked in nursing for over 25 years and still loves her job. Michele is currently working towards earning her Doctorate degree. Each procedure Michele performs is tailored specifically to the client.

Katie Winkelman, RN

Katie Winkelman, RN

Katie has been a Registered Nurse since 2008, and has been certified in cosmetic injectables since 2010. Katie believes that cosmetic injectables are remarkable tools for enhancing our appearance, giving us a natural, refreshed and more youthful look. Her goal is to make her clients look as young as they feel, while making their treatments a comfortable and pleasant experience.

Kristi, Clinical Support Specialist

Kristi, Clinical Support Specialist

Kristi is a member of the Vein Center & MedSpa team and brings close to 20 years of Medical Spa experience to our clinic. Kristi excels in client and customer care with her upbeat personality and positive attitude. Kristi is committed to providing personalized attention to each patient, understanding their unique needs, and facilitating a positive experience from the moment they walk through our doors.

Savanna, Client Services Specialist

Savanna, Client Services Specialist

Savanna has over 5 years experience in the MedSpa field and has a commitment to excellence and compassionate nature. Savanna ensures every patient’s journey begins with comfort and assurance. Savanna is very knowledgeable when it comes to product recommendations to fit every skin type.

Troy Lenarz, Executive Account Manager

Troy Lenarz, Executive Account Manager

With over 30 years in the medical field working with Physicians, Health Care Professionals and Business Owners, Troy brings his experience as a team leader to RDR and The Vein Center. Troy’s passion for designing strategies, aligning teams and building relationships helps to support our growing practice and our overall patient experience.