John R. Kingsley, MD F.A.C.S, RVT

Vascular Surgeon Board Certified in Phlebology

Founder of the Birmingham, AL & Atlanta, GA Vascular & Vein Centers

homedocpicDr. John Kingsley is the founder and director of the Alabama Vascular & Vein Centers, located in Birmingham, Alabama.  For the past 7 straight years the Consumers Research Council of America has recognized him as one of the top surgeons in the U.S.  An internationally acclaimed pioneer and teacher in the surgical treatment of Phlebology, he specializes in the treatment of vein disorders and the development of innovative surgical techniques.

Dr. Kingsley is also the co-founder and director of the Alabama Phlebology Training Institute, one of the premier training centers in the U.S.  More than 300 physicians and their supporting staff have learned to use the innovative surgical techniques he helped to develop.  These modern methods have changed the way vein surgery is performed today, and represent some of the greatest advances in vascular and vein treatment in the past 30 to 40 years.   Procedures performed by Dr. Kingsley and his colleagues include the diagnosis and treatment of a range of vein disorder problems, from tiny spider veins to large varicose veins to chronic, ulcerated venous ulcers.  These virtually painless procedures are done primarily with ultrasound and laser technologies and rarely require incisions, enabling patients to go back to work within 2-3 days, on average.

Dr. Kingsley practiced may years as a boarded general surgeon and boarded vascular surgeon.  He is now board certified by the American Board of Phlebology.  He was one of the first physicians in the U.S. to develop and practice modern vein treatment methods, beginning these new procedures in the year 2000.

A native of Pensacola, Florida, Dr. Kingsley earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida. He trained in surgery at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland while serving in the Navy. Dr. Kingsley is licensed to practice medicine in Alabama, Georgia, and Oregon.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including an appointment as an Emeritus Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology.

In 2009, Dr. Kingsley was selected President of the Alabama Vascular Society, an honor he fulfilled for two years. He is past President of the American Society of Outpatient Surgeons, and former Chairman of the Surgery Dept. of Carraway Medical Center in Birmingham. He is a selected Fellow of the American Society of Vascular Surgery and the Southern Association of Vascular Surgeons. Dr. Kingsley is the primary U.S. consultant for the Tokyo Vein Clinic, and in 2007 was selected to the Australasian College of Phlebology as an Emeritus Fellow. He achieved the rank of Commander in the U.S. Navy, and was awarded the prestigious honorable discharge upon his completion of service. He is the author of over 100 publications and presentations on vascular and vein surgery methods and techniques.

Dr. Kingsley is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and The Society for Vascular Surgery, as well as an Emeritus Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology.  He is a member of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, the American College of Phlebology, and the Alabama Medical Society. Learn more about Dr. Kingsley’s background, awards, and honors in his Curriculum Vitae (PDF).


Dr. Kingsley is a member and regularly attends meetings of many professional societies. Some of these include:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Southern Association of Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • American College of Phlebology
  • Australasian College of Phlebology
  • Southeastern Surgical Society
  • Alabama Vascular Society
  • American Medical Tennis Association