Our Vein Doctors

Susanne K Woloson, MD, Ph.D., RPVI is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. She earned her combined MD, a Ph.D. degree from Chicago Medical School after completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from University of California, Davis. She trained in General Surgery at the University of Chicago from 1993-1998 with Fellowship training in Vascular Surgery at Loyola University from 1998-2000. She has been in private practice since July of 2000 and formed her own Corporation in 2004 specializing in all types of Vascular Surgery. In 2014, Dr. Woloson decided to focus on Venous Disease and formed Northwest Vascular and Vein Specialists. She recruited Dr. Elizabeth Clark with whom she trained at the University of Chicago to assist in developing this new strategy.

Dr. Woloson has always had an expertise in Venous Disease with her practice focusing on the newest technologies as they developed. She was one of the first Vascular Surgeons performing minimally invasive Vein Ablations 10 years ago. She has one of the largest Vein Practices in the Midwest has done over 10,000 laser ablations. She is a Certified Physician Trainer for AngioDynamics, Inc. since 2010. She continues to educate herself on any technological advances in the field. She is a member of the American College of Phlebology and regularly attends meetings focusing on Venous Disease.

Dr. Woloson prides herself on educating her patients, taking the time that they need during appointments and respecting their time by staying on schedule. She responds to her patient’s phone calls quickly and calls her patients with their results on the day of their exam.

Dr. Woloson is dedicated to providing superior care to her patients and will remain a leader in the management of Venous Disease. With her expertise, she will continue to provide the most up-to-date treatment options for the treatment of cosmetic spider veins to the most complex vein problems.

Dr. Woloson will always make sure her patients feel comfortable and assure that they leave with a clear understanding of their options.



Elizabeth Talley Clark, MD, RVT, FACS, has been a practicing vascular surgeon for twenty years in the Chicagoland area. She received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986 after completing undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina. She completed her general surgery residency, NIH Surgical Scholars Research training grant and fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. She is board certified in vascular surgery and general surgery as well as credentialed as a registered vascular technologist.

Prior to joining Dr. Woloson in practice with Northwest Vascular and Vein Specialists, she was the Chief of Vascular Surgery and Director of the Vascular Laboratory at both Saint Joseph Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. She has held the positions of Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at Northwestern McGaw Medical Center in Chicago from 2006-2011. She pursued additional training in Advanced Phlebology in 2011-2012 and is currently a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery, the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, the Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society, the American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Phlebology. Her training in phlebology has enhanced her comprehensive vein care practice with the inclusion of minimally invasive office-based procedures to treat varicose venous disease and chronic venous insufficiency. Other clinical interests include the treatment of lymphedema and wound care. Her refined use of minimally invasive treatment options allows Dr. Clark to meet the needs of individual patients by treating a wide spectrum of venous pathology from small superficial spider veins to extensive superficial venous insufficiency, all in an outpatient, office-based setting.

Her treatment philosophy may be summarized as “comprehensive successful treatment of vein disease involves coordinated patient care, beginning with initial consultation and patient education, and is achieved with the use of a broad spectrum of appropriate minimally invasive techniques to achieve optimal results.”