We invite you to meet our medical staff. You may even be encouraged to review the Southeastern Vein Specialists staff bios. To reach any of our medical professionals, please start by calling our general number: 508-775-1984. We look forward to hearing from you! And thanks for visiting our bios page.
Daniel R. Gorin, MD, RVT, FACS
Dr. Gorin attended medical school and did his general surgery residency at the University of Connecticut. He went on to do a 2-year fellowship in vascular surgery at Boston University Medical Center, and is board certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery.
He is also certified by the American Board of Phlebology as a specialist in the treatment of venous disease. During his vascular surgery fellowship, Dr. Gorin did research in venous disease, and he pioneered modern, minimally invasive vein care in Massachusetts.
Dr. Gorin performed the first VNUS closure procedure in Massachusetts (the second in New England) and has personally performed thousands of minimally invasive venous procedures. He serves as a clinical instructor for the VNUS Closure/Venefit™ procedure, and has been a faculty member at multiple courses and symposia on minimally invasive vein care, giving lectures on endovenous ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and venous ultrasound.
He is an expert in vascular ultrasound and is certified by the ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) as an RV (Registered Vascular Technician). He served as a former director of the Cape Cod Healthcare Wound Center. He is an active member of all of the major vascular surgery and venous societies, including the American Venous Forum and the American College of Phlebology.
A major portion of Dr. Gorin’s practice is devoted to the care of patients with venous disease. He has 20 years of experience, and has performed thousands of minimally invasive vein procedures.
Lawrence M. Novak, MD, FACS
Dr. Novak grew up and went to school in the greater Boston area. He attended University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his surgical training and research at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Although he worked in hospitals in and around Boston through the years, his time in Vermont gave him a feel for medicine outside of the big metropolis.
As a very busy board-certified surgeon focusing on general and vascular surgery, Dr. Novak enjoys his vein practice immensely and also enjoys working with his patients.
“Varicose veins are a medical problem like any other,” notes Dr. Novak. “Patients with varicose veins deserve the same respect and surgical attention as all patients.”
He has years of experience in Laser (EVLT) and Radiofrequency ablation (VNUS Closure), microphlebectomy, and sclerotherapy. “There is no reason a patient with varicose veins should suffer – we have the technology and experience to help," adds Dr. Novak.
Paul Skudder, MD, FACS
Dr. Skudder earned his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College, and did his surgical residency at the University of Rochester. He was trained in vascular surgery at the Lahey Clinic outside of Boston. After spending much of his career at Albany Medical College, during which time he vacationed on Cape Cod, he moved his practice to the Falmouth area and began practicing there in 2009.
Dr. Skudder has held multiple medical staff leadership positions, has been on the Board of Trustees of 2 hospitals, has been president of his county medical society, and has held several offices including a vice presidency with the New England Society for Vascular Surgery. He holds a clinical adjunct faculty position at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (America’s military medical college), and is on the governing board of Cape Cod Preferred Physicians.
He has served the United States military as a volunteer treating injured soldiers from the Afghanistan war, and has volunteered at overseas mission hospital facilities. He has spent almost 30 years volunteering for state services and emergency care with the National Ski Patrol.
Dr. Skudder looks forward to bringing the best available vascular care to residents and visitors alike on Cape Cod.
Donna M. Potter, ANP
Donna graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Vermont School of Nursing, and received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts. She is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and is a member of the adjunct faculty at UMass Boston School of Nursing. Donna has more than 30 years of nursing experience.
She is knowledgeable on all aspects of vein care, and has a special interest in both sclerotherapy and cosmetic procedures. Donna’s passion is to use her medical and nursing skills to improve the quality of people’s lives.
Susan Davenport, NP
Susan is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Connell School of Nursing, Boston College with a Master of Science degree, in 2012. Additional areas of concentration while at Boston College included Gerontology and Palliative Care.
She brings more than 40 years of RN experience to her practice across multiple spectrums -- from acute care to community health. She is committed to working alongside her colleagues and bringing the highest-quality health care to her patients.