Sandy Springs Staff

Michelle Merka, RVT
Clinic Manager

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Michelle Merka is a Registered Vascular Technologist, (RVT), and joined the VeinInnovations Staff as their diagnostic sonographer in February, 2011. Michelle’s extensive healthcare background was obtained during her active duty service in the U.S. Air Force from 1986-1994. She initially was trained as a Medical Service Specialist by the USAF Comprehensive Allied Health Services Training Program in 1987, specializing in General and Vascular Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. She then cross-trained into Vascular Sonography and became the first active duty enlisted Air Force member to be credentialed as a Registered Vascular Technologist by the ARDMS in 1993. After military service, Michelle relocated to Greenville, SC in 1994 and was employed by 2 major academic healthcare institutions and 3 outpatient healthcare facilities, including the Greenville Hospital System and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. She was active in training resident physicians, medical students, and student technologists as both a vascular sonographer and a clinical specialist. She was involved in multiple medical and clinical research trials as well as achieving successful vascular lab accreditation at 2 separate healthcare facilities. Michelle holds over 10 years of dedicated diagnostic ultrasound and clinical experience in the field venous disease, including ultrasound-guidance for treatment procedures. She continues to be an active advocate for quality patient care and education.

Stacey-Ann Mitchell

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Teresa Lucas, RVT

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Teresa Lucas received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Bennett College. Teresa is a Registered Vascular Technologist, (RVT), and joined the VeinInnovations staff as a diagnostic sonographer in November 2014. Teresa’s healthcare background was obtained during her active duty service in the U.S. Army.  Teresa is a Gulf war veteran serving with the 312th Field Evacuation Hospital during Desert Storm/Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia. Teresa completed eight years in the Army serving as field medic and physical therapy assistant.  After military service, Teresa worked as research developer with MicroCoating Technologies developing thin film coatings for NASA and other companies.  After the events of 9-11-2001, Teresa decided to leave research and return to the medical field that she loved so much.  In 2003 Teresa graduated with honors from the Institute of Medical Ultrasound with a concentration in Vascular Ultrasound.  Teresa has worked for two major hospitals in the Atlanta area, Northside Hospital and Metro Vascular PC (DeKalb Hospital).  Teresa is an active member of Panola Congregation.