Our Providers

The doctors at Empire Vein Specialists are committed to your long-term well-being. They will provide you with high quality, prompt, comprehensive, personalized, and proven vein care so you can return to a better quality of life.

  • Dr. Nina Grewal and her team are committed to helping patients suffering from the effects of varicose veins enjoy a better quality of life.

    Dr. Grewal grew up in the Pacific Northwest and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington before completing medical school at the University of Utah. After completing her General Surgery and Vascular Surgery training, Dr. Grewal began practice in Orange County in 2010. Since that time, she has focused her practice on the evaluation and treatment of venous disease and has performed over a thousand vein procedures to date.

    Dr. Grewal joined the practice 2016 and helped form Empire Vein Specialists, a subsidiary of DVVI. In her free time, Dr. Grewal enjoys spending time with her family, running, mountain climbing, and yoga.

     

    Certification, Education and Professional Memberships
    Board-Certified:

    General Surgery by American Board of Surgery, May 2009 and Vascular Surgery by American Board of Surgery, May 2011

  • Dr. Trevor DerDerian is a board-certified surgeon who grew up on the Gulf Coast in Tarpon Springs, Florida and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami. After finishing his general surgery training in New York City, Dr. DerDerian went on to specialize in Vascular and Endovascular surgery at West Virginia University. He has written numerous peer reviewed articles and presented his work at national conferences. Dr. DerDerian has a passion to bring comprehensive, cutting edge and minimally invasive vascular services to the East valley. Dr. DerDerian resides with his family in the beautiful city of La Quinta and enjoys the outdoors, surfing, snowboarding and his new found hobby of pickle ball.

     

    Certification, Education and Professional Memberships
    Board-Certified:

    The American Board of Surgery in General Surgery, Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, General Surgery Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and Vascular Surgery Fellowship at West Virginia University in Charleston, WV

    Appointments:

    JFK Memorial Hospital and Eisenhower Medical Center

    Member:

    American College of Surgeons, Society of Vascular Surgery, Southern Vascular Society, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society and American Medical Association

  • Dr. John Lee is board-certified general and vascular surgery. Upon completing his vascular surgery fellowship, Dr. Lee joined Desert Vein and Vascular Institute in 2015. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from medical school with high honors before specializing in vascular surgery. Dr. Lee chose this route because of the strong compassion he feels for patients with vascular diseases. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Lee has published articles in multiple national journals and presented research before vascular associations. When away from the office, he enjoys surfing and snowboarding, as well as watching movies. Now residing in Rancho Mirage with his wife and two children, Dr. Lee treats all of his patients like family and calls Palm Springs his home.

     

    Certification, Education and Professional Memberships
    Board-Certified:

    The American Board of Surgery specializing in Vascular Surgery General Surgery and Vascular Surgery Resident at SUNY Upstate Medical Center Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of South Florida

    Appointments:

    Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital

    Member:

    Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, American Medical Association, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society and Society for Vascular Surgery

  • Dr. Pushpinder Sivia was born in Oakland, California. He is board-certified in vascular surgery and moved to the Palm Springs area in 2012. Dr. Sivia treats disorders of circulation as well as venous disease. He has been a presenter at national vascular conferences and has published articles in medical journals about vascular disease. Upon completing his fellowship in vascular surgery in 2012, together with Dr. Yu, formed Desert Vein and Vascular Institute. He and his wife live with their two daughters in Rancho Mirage.

     

    Certification, Education and Professional Memberships
    Board-Certified:

    The American Board of Surgery specializing in Vascular Surgery General Surgery and Vascular Surgery Resident at SUNY Upstate Medical Center Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of South Florida

    Appointments:

    Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital

    Member:

    American Medical Association, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons and Society for Vascular Surgery

  • Dr. Son Ha Yu, a board-certified general and vascular surgeon, was born in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Yu has over a decade of vein treatment experience. In addition to his work at Desert Vein & Vascular Institute, Dr. Yu is on staff at Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital. Dr. Yu came to the valley in 2007 upon completing his vascular surgery fellowship. He lives in Palm Desert with his wife and two children. Dr. Yu works hard to exceed the high expectations you have of a top-tier surgeon. By accepting nothing but high-quality, precise work from himself and his staff, Dr. Yu helps define Desert Vein and Vascular institute as the top location in the Coachella Valley for vein treatment. In his spare time, Dr. Yu enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

     

    Certification, Education and Professional Memberships
    Board-Certified:

    The American Board of Surgery specializing in Vascular Surgery General Surgery and Vascular Surgery Resident at SUNY Upstate Medical Center Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of South Florida

    Appointments:

    Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital

    Member:

    Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Sarah Zoz, NP-BC

Sarah Zoz, NP-BC

Sarah Zoz, NP-BC is a board certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who is currently specializing is venous disease at Empire Vein Specialist’s Riverside location. Sarah started her nursing career in Cincinnati, Ohio where she was born and lived most of her life. She graduated in 2008 with her Associates in Science of Nursing from the Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science and worked as a Vascular/Transplant RN in the operating room at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for 7 years. She received her Bachelors of Science of Nursing from Ohio University in 2013 and her Masters in Science of Nursing from Northern Kentucky University in 2016.

In 2015, Sarah moved from Ohio to Dallas, Texas with her family where she worked on the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery team at UT Southwestern until she moved to southern California in 2017. She has been with the Empire Vein Specialist team since Nov 2017 and her experience in vascular surgery had made her great fit to the EVS team. Sarah works very closely with Dr. Grewal to provide optimal care to all EVS patients. Sarah is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

She performs Phlebectomy and Sclerotherapy treatments and is very dedicated and compassionate. Her patients enjoy her fantastic sense of humor and appreciate her engaging bedside manner.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling, and hiking.

Education:
Associates of Science in Nursing: Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science, 2008
Bachelors of Science in Nurisng: Ohio University, 2013
Masters of Science in Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Northern Kentucky University, 2016

Our

Team

Rocio Gonzalez

Rocio Gonzalez

Patient Coordinator

Yolanda Espinoza

Yolanda Espinoza

Medical Assistant

Jessica Parra

Jessica Parra

Medical Assistant

Jessica Salas

Jessica Salas

Medical Assistant

Kim Escobedo

Kim Escobedo

Medical Assistant

Melissa Paine

Melissa Paine

RVT, RDMS

William Park

William Park

RVS

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