Meet the Team at Vein Institute of Connecticut
At Vein Institute of Connecticut, we are proud of our friendly, efficient and compassionate team of professionals who make our practice unique. Each one is dedicated to giving you the best experience possible, from timely appointments and a warm welcome to responsive answers to your questions and concerns. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and well cared for at all times.
Samantha Dempsey, MBA, Practice Manager
Samantha is a graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut where she majored in Biology, as well as Western Governor’s University, in Salt Lake City, Utah where she received her MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management.
Samantha is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), and the Connecticut Medical Group Management Association (CMGMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
In her free time, Samantha enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Asime Zhaku, Office Coordinator
Asime, a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor’s in Education from local WCSU, joins the Vein Institute with over ten years of beauty and medical management expertise. Licensed and certified in skin care and make-up artistry and owner/entrepreneur of a successful hair & make-up freelance business, Asime comes credited with a vast array of knowledge in her field of work. Asime is highly qualified to answer any and all of your questions. As the Office Coordinator she meticulously verifies patient insurance coverage and communicates this information to the patients to ensure their full understanding of their benefits.
She loves working with the talented Dr. Afshar to ensure that the best of you shines and your inner confidence prevails throughout your beautiful journey with us at the Vein Institute.
Asime loves to spend her free time with her family exploring new adventures and cherishing all the small moments of life, Asime also adores history and can be found exploring museums of all types.
Renee Laboy, RN
Renee attended Southern Connecticut State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
In 2010, Renee joined Vein Institute of Connecticut as a Registered Nurse, specializing in sclerotherapy and aesthetics.
Renee enjoys traveling, working out and spending time with friends and family.
Arthur Sandella, Physician Liaison
AJ joined the Vein Institute team in 2018. He brought his many talents to grow relationships with the physicians and patients in the community. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Business from Charter Oak State College.