We are pleased to announce that The Vein Institute has reopened in accordance with the Department of Health, NY State, and Monroe County guidelines. We will be following strict protocols to ensure patient safety that meet or exceed all recommendations. Please call to schedule your appointment. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time.
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Gia Whisker, RDMS, RVT


In 2012, Gia graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She completed a clinical internship with Rochester Radiology. There she assisted with procedures and quickly became proficient in venous ultrasound. After her internship, she transitioned and has become part of the core of The Vein Institute.

Gia enjoys vacationing at her family’s cottage on Southwick Beach.


Kelley Swagler, RDMS, RPhS

Clinical Supervisor

Upon graduating from the Genesee Hospital School of Radiology, Kelley worked as a Radiologic Technologist at Rochester General Hospital. She joined Rochester Radiology in 1988 and finished a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1991. She served as the Ultrasound Supervisor with Rochester Radiology before transitioning to Clinical Supervisor at The Vein Institute.

Kelley loves to ride horses, ski, and go camping with her husband and four sons.


Selena Boykins

Patient Navigator/Billing

Selena graduated from Bryant & Stratton in 1994. She has worked in the medical field for many years, four of them at Unity Hospital, followed by twelve at Borg & Ide Imaging where she held various positions. Selena joined The Vein Institute in 2011 as Patient Advocate. She is a steadfast contact for our patients, readily available to answer questions and help coordinate care from the first phone call through the last follow up.

Selena loves singing and has performed at multiple venues in New York and Los Angeles.


Brittany Shaw, RDMS


Brittany started out her profession working as a Radiologic Technologist in 2018 when she quickly realized that Ultrasound would be her true passion. She went back to school and attended the Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Upon graduating in 2020, she pursued her love for venous ultrasound and is now excitingly part of our Vein Institute team.

Brittany loves to travel, hike and explore the outdoors.

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