Our Team

Our expertly qualified medical family is made up of a vascular surgeon, interventional cardiologist, physician assistant, registered nurse, vascular technicians, radiation technologists, licensed vocational nurses, medical assistants and an office manager to provide quality, comprehensive, affordable vascular care for patients. The unique and diverse staff commands a broad range of skills to best serve our patients, including fluency in several languages (Spanish, Tagalog, Gujarati, Hindi).  Most importantly, we all share the same ideal of superior, professional, courteous, and personalized care.



Dr. Lin completed her medical degree and undergraduate work at Stanford University. She did her general surgical residency at University of California, San Francisco and vascular fellowship at New York-Presbyterian, the University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell University, in New York City. She is board-certified in General and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Lin has been part of the mid-Peninsula medical community since 2006.  She is experienced in the treatment of aneurysms, occlusive disease, stroke prevention, dialysis access and embolotherapies.  She is also committed to functional limb restoration, with expertise in amputee care.  


Her philosophy for patient care is centered on evidence-based treatment tailored to achieve maximal, durable results for each unique patient, while preserving the Hippocratic oath to avoid harm and injustice.  The fundamental cornerstones of her approach in medicine and surgery are collaboration, sincerity, preparation and precision.  


Dr. Lin is the Vice-chair of the Department of Surgery at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and has been in charge of quality assurance review for the department for many years.  She is a member of hospital committees focused on patient safety and quality care, physician wellness, and value management for supplies and equipment.  


Dr. Lin is passionate about international health and has participated in medical missions since 2008 to Philippines, Guatemala, Peru, Solomon Islands, Tanzania and Uganda. She is a board member of the Hospital de la Familia Foundation. She speaks Spanish and has basic understanding of Mandarin.  Her hobbies include scuba diving, reading and travel.  

Dr. Joye is a native Ohioan who moved to the Bay Area in 1998 where he has maintained a busy interventional cardiac and vascular practice for over 20 years.  He is widely known as an expert in the field of minimally invasive vascular care and is particularly passionate about wound healing and limb preservation. 


Throughout his career he has been active in clinical research and has taught countless physicians the advanced techniques needed to achieve the best outcomes for their patients.  Dr. Joye is an innovator, who has invented several medical devices that help patients with vascular disease.  He prides himself on providing a personal, thoughtful, and cutting-edge approach to each patient’s needs.

Dr. Joye graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania with a BS in Biology in 1984.  He received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University in 1988, where he has received the Medal of Merit for outstanding contributions to medicine, and the Konneker Medal for entrepreneurship and innovation.  Dr. Joye is board-certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, and Endovascular Medicine.  

Dr. Joye and his wife have two children who are in college, and two dogs filling the empty nest!

Nima Patel has played an integral role at Bay Area Vein and Vascular since its foundation. You can find her doing anything and everything in the office, including new patient examinations and ultrasounds, assisting in the operating room, triaging patient needs by phone and managing postoperative follow-ups. Nima is well-versed in all aspects of vascular disease and is formally certified in vascular ultrasonography (RVS) and wound care (CWS). She is devoted to providing the highest level of care to our patients with an integrity and professionalism that are unparalleled. 


Nima completed a Masters degree in the Physician Assistant medical program at Touro University, Nevada in 2007, while simultaneously working as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). She graduated with a BS from St. Mary’s College, Moraga in 2002.  She speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

Born in Mumbai, India, Dr. Raju Gandhi trained in New York and Virginia and began vascular surgery practice in Burlingame in 1994. He designed and built Bay Area Vein and Vascular Center, opening in 2013.  He passed away in July, 2019 due to lymphoma.  He will be remembered for his courageous and optimistic spirit, as well as his dedication to protecting the practice of medicine and providing efficient, cost-effective patient care.  He is survived by his wife, Illa, who was his creative partner in establishing BAVV, and by his two children.

Contact Us


T: (650) 697-2431          

F: (650) 697-3659   



1850 El Camino Real

Burlingame, CA 94010


Office Hours


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Bay Area Vein & Vascular Center


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