Vein Specialists of the Carolinas

Your doctor for vein treatment in North Carolina and South Carolina

Gastonia, NC: 704-861-2072
Charlotte, NC: 704-544-5245

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David G. Draughn, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI | Charlotte | Gastonia

David Draughn, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI, Vein Specialists of the Carolinas in Gastonia and CharlotteAt Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, we are dedicated to the advanced medical treatment of progressive leg vein disease.

Vein Specialists of the Carolinas focuses on the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins using advanced medical treatment techniques and sclerotherapy in combination with ultrasound localization. Dr. Draughn is a Board Certified General Surgeon, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology.  He has 23 years of experience with the management of this disease process. We have two locations to serve you, in Charlotte and Gastonia, NC. 

"I believe every patient deserves my full attention and the best possible medical treatment that I am trained to provide. " - David G. Draughn, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI

American College of Phlebology
- Vein disease and treatment


David Draughn, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI

Education-Medical Training

David Gardner Draughn, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI graduated Cum Laude from Millsaps College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Dr. Draughn received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi in 1987. Dr. Draughn completed his surgical residency training from 1988-1993 at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana, becoming the Chief Resident of General Surgery in 1992.  He scored in the top 10% in the nation on his Surgical Boards.


Dr. Draughn is a member of:

  • The American College of Surgeons, Fellow-Board Certified
  • American College of Phlebology, Member
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress, Fellow
  • North Carolina Medical Society, Member
  • President Gaston County Medical Society 1998

Publications and Research

Dr. Draughn has conducted medical research over the years with the following publications:

"The Natural History of Venous Injury and Repair," David Draughn, M.D., Lou Smith, M.D. and Kennan Buechter, M.D. Presented – Surgery Grand Rounds, LSUMC Shreveport, Louisiana – 1992,1993 

"Arterial Occlusive Disease In The Syndrome Of Chronic Venous Insufficiency," 
David Draughn, M.D. and Travis Phifer, M.D. Presented – Surgery Grand Rounds, LSUMC, Shreveport, Louisiana – 1991

"Angiography Versus Tagged Red Blood Cell Scanning In the Patient With
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage," David Draughn, M.D. and Benjamin Rush, M.D.
Presented – Surgery Grand Rounds, LSUMC, Shreveport, Louisiana – 1990


Draughn, D. and Morris D.M., Sustained Pulmonary Hypertension In Surgical Patients, American Surgeon 1993; 59(6):346-9.

Smith, L., Black, E., and Beuchter, K., Draughn, D., Watson, D., Hedden, W.,
The Natural History Of Extremity Venous Repair Performed For Trauma,
American Surgeon 1999; 65(2):116-120.

Improved Patient Outcomes and Decreased Costs Through the Development of a Total Nutrient Admixture System. Michele Kirby, R.Ph., Valerie Larsen, R.Ph.—submitted

Medical Licensure

North Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky


Dr. Draughn is married and the father of two children.  Dr. Draughn is an avid water skier, and an active church member who resides in Gastonia, NC.  His interest in designing medical devices in support of surgical procedures has propelled him to patent several medical devices of his own.

He has been an active member of the surgical community for over 15 years, and holds numerous appointments and chairs on several surgical committees. Dr. Draughn is standing by to provide you the best possible medical care that his training and experience can provide.

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