Ashley Baquero, MD, is one of the varicose vein specialists practicing at Carolina Vein Institute, which has locations in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Apex, North Carolina.
Dr. Baquero earned his medical degree, graduating cum laude from the University Autonomous of Santo Domingo. His surgical career began as a surgical intern at the Presbyterian Medical Center University of Pennsylvania, and then he completed his surgical residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Temple University. He completed a fellowship in transplant surgery at the Medical College of Virginia (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia.
After 30 years of board certification with the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Baquero is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He has written over 25 scientific articles in national and international journals, as well as a book chapter. He is actively engaged with several organizations to fight against transplant tourism and organ trafficking, assuring an ethical practice of transplantation around the world. He was also the President of the Transplant Society of Latin America and the Caribbean from 2010-2012.
Dr. Baquero has given back to his homeland, the Dominican Republic, by performing the first kidney transplant in 1986 and maintaining a charity foundation since 1988. He served as Medical Advisor to the President of the Dominican Republic from 2000-2004. Dr. Baquero has had an interest in vein disease for many years, and before opening his own practice, he worked with one of the largest vein organizations in the country.
As a surgeon with extensive experience in transplant and vascular procedures, he has a clear understanding of the anatomy and diseases that can affect your blood vessels. This experience and his refined use of minimally invasive procedures allow him to meet the needs of each patient by treating a wide spectrum of venous insufficiency from the smallest spider vein to larger varicose veins and skin ulcers.