Dr. Nisha Bunke Paquette, MD, FACPh is one of La Jolla Vein Care’s highly trained board-certified venous disease specialist. Dr. Bunke specializes in highly advanced and minimally invasive outpatient procedures for treating a wide spectrum of venous conditions. Dr. Bunke is one of a few southern California physicians board-certified and fellowship trained in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. She was the first physician in the United States to complete fellowship training supported by the American College of Phebology and was mentored by world renowned vascular surgeon, Dr. John Bergan. Presently, she sees patients at La Jolla Vein Care, San Diego County’s largest dedicated vein center. She is also a Volunteer Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, member of the Scripps Ximed Medical Group and Veteran’s (VA) Medical Center. For five years, Dr. Bunke has run the vein clinics at the VA Medical Center, providing vein care for our veterans. From 2010 until 2012, she also directed UCSD’s Vein Clinic.
Dr. Bunke is a physician and scientist, actively leading clinical research studies. In 2009, Dr. Bunke was awarded the Internationale Union of Phlebologie Research Fellowship and the Best Young Presenter Award in Monaco. Collectively, Dr. Bunke and Dr. Bergan were awarded the 2008 JOBST Research Award for the Advancement of Phlebology for their research on Inflammatory Bio-Markers of Venous Insufficiency. Moreover, Dr. Bunke-Paquette is a member of The Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the American Medical Association (AMA), San Diego County Medical Society, Society for Vascular Medicine, American College of Phlebology (ACP), American Venous Forum (AVF) and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU). She has published chapters in several medical textbooks, academic journals and most recently co-edited the second edition of the Vein Book, along with John Bergan.