Dr. Joel Gotvald graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1992. He completed medical school at UAB under scholarship & then went on to do his surgical training at the University of Texas Medical Center & St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, TX.
Following this, he obtained specialty training in Vascular (blood vessel) Surgery through a Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at Baylor Medical Center & Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas, Texas. This certifies him as a “Vascular Specialist,” meaning he is an expert in the treatment of all forms of arterial & venous diseases.
Dr. Gotvald is double Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery in both Endovascular & Vascular Surgery as well as General Surgery. He has also obtained additional certification in Phlebology & is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He has also provided service to the community as a Trauma Surgeon in the ER for many years. He is a respected member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the American Board of Surgery, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, & the Travis County Medical Society. He is a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
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