Vascular Solutions is a specialty medical practice dedicated to the evaluation and management of circulatory disorders. Charlotte’s premier center for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of vein and vascular disorders.
Board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Ford has the requisite knowledge, training, and experience to accurately treat the full spectrum of vascular disorders. Vascular Solutions is a full-service destination for any type of vein (or vascular) problem. We treat the full spectrum of vein disorders, ranging from simple cosmetic spider veins all the way through to complex vein problems and leg ulcers (wounds).
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Ford received his medical training at the internationally renowned Monash University School of Medicine. Upon relocating to the United States in 2000, he completed his General Surgery residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo, followed by fellowship training in Vascular Surgery at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill.
From 2007-2014 Dr. Ford served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UNC, where he was responsible for teaching and mentoring medical students, surgical residents and vascular surgery trainees in addition to caring for complex vascular surgery patients.
The co-author of several publications in surgical journals, Dr. Ford has also co-authored several chapters in surgical textbooks. In addition, he has delivered multiple Grand-Rounds presentations on vascular surgery topics, and has presented at regional surgical meetings.
Board-certified in both General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, Dr. Ford also holds the credentials of Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). He is a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Ford has a special interest in the management of varicose veins, venous disease, and vascular disorders.
In his spare time Dr. Ford enjoys mountain-biking, skiing, and spending time with his wife Katie, and his three children.
Kristin is our Physician Assistant at Vascular Solutions, assisting Dr. Ford with all day-to-day patient care including sclerotherapy treatment on our patients. She says that is what she loves most about being a P.A. “I enjoy the rewarding feeling from diagnosing and then providing treatments that help make her patients feel better. “That’s what makes me smile and excites me about coming to work in the morning, as well as our awesome co-workers & flexible bosses!” Kristin is married and a mom to three active boys who keep her busy cheering from the stands during a myriad of different sporting events that each one participates in, often requiring her and her husband to travel all the country when duty calls. When asked to name a quote that she lives by, Kristin didn’t hesitate, “The glass is half-full! I try and look at things in a positive light and find the good in every situation…..”
"The glass is half-full! I try and look at things in a positive light and find the good in every situation….."
Jessie is our Nurse Practitioner at Vascular Solutions, assisting Dr. Ford with all day-to-day patient care including sclerotherapy and laser treatment on our patients. She says that is what she loves most about being a Nurse Practitioner “I truly enjoy learning new things that will aid in helping people who have health issues.” Outside the office, Jessie is married and usually traveling, having visited places such as Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica to name a few. When asked to name a quote that she lives by, Jessie didn’t hesitate, “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
"I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."