The Walter P. de Groot, MD Educational Scholarship

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Established in 1996, this award recognizes the significant contribution of Dr. Walter P. de Groot in advancing the specialty of phlebology and lymphology by providing funding to encourage physicians seeking education in venous and lymphatic disease. The award provides and Educational Grant to attend the AVLS’ Annual Congress along with $1500 travel expenses and includes a one-year (1) membership to the AVLS for award recipients who chose to study and learn new techniques and procedures with their colleagues across the country. Known for his ability to accommodate opposing viewpoints with tact and simplicity, Dr. Walter P. de Groot endeared himself to colleagues both nationally and internationally.


The purpose of this award is to continue Dr. de Groot’s mission to promote sharing and exchange of phlebological and lymphological knowledge.


U.S. Physicians, Residents or Students that are considering pursuit of developing a practice in venous and lymphatic medicine are eligible for the de Groot Clinical Fellowship.


The applicant needs to submit a detailed outline of his/her proposed course of study, the skills or techniques desired to acquire or enhance. The applicant must also provide a letter of recommendation and or acknowledging that the applicant has a keen interest in phlebology and lymphology and will represent the standards set forth by AVLS in the treatment of venous and lymphatic disease. Recipients of the scholarship must be able to attend the AVLS 2019 Annual Congress at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ on November 7-10, 2019.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by the AVLS Awards Committee. The selection process will be based on experience in phlebology or lymphology, course of study and past, present and future contributions to phlebology and lymphology.

Up to three (3) awards will be available each year.


The Walter P. de Groot scholarships are made possible by the Foundation for Venous & Lymphatic Disease, a 501(c)3 charity, dedicated to the advancement of Education, Research and Advocacy in venous and lymphatic disease. If you are interested in learning more about the Foundation and how to make a donation to sustain education in venous and lymphatic disease, please go to