Membership Levels

As members grow within the AVLS and within the field of vein care, many of them choose to take on a more active role in the organization. Our membership levels were developed to accommodate member’s needs, but also to recognize those members who are making an important impact in our field. The different AVLS membership levels are based on a member’s background, work, and level of activity within the AVLS.



Physician and International Physician Members
MD’s and DO’s who treat venous and lymphatic disease.

Allied Health and International Allied Health Members
Nurses, ultrasound technologists, mid-levels and lymphedema therapists who treat venous and lymphatic disease in the United States

Fellow Members
Fellows of the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (FAVLS) are recognized for their substantial commitment and contribution to the specialty of phlebology and lymphology.

Honorary Members
Honorary memberships of the AVLS are presented to those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of phlebology. Candidates are recommended by the Awards Committee and nominated by our Executive Committee. The entire AVLS Board votes on the nominee, and the award is presented at the Annual Congress.

Physician-in-Training
MD’s and DO’s currently completing their residency or fellowship programs.