Meet The Team

The staff of the Sheen Vein Institute are dedicated to their work, their patients, and helping advance the professional conversation regarding Varicose Veins and Spider Veins so that better treatment options can be developed and implemented. They are friendly and professional, guiding patients through the process while educating them on how to maintain their health after they leave the facility. It is not enough to treat the symptoms, but instead the staff at the Sheen Vein Institute believe in their patients' abilities to learn about the conditions and take preventative measures to avoid further problems with their veins. Come in today and meet us. We're here to help.

Dr. Vidal Sheen of the Sheen Vein Institute

Vidal Sheen, M.D., RVT, RPVI

Dr. Vidal Sheen is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Phlebology (the treatment of Varicose Vein Disease).

Prior to opening The Sheen Vein Institute, Dr. Sheen was a vein treatment specialist for another vein clinic in St. Louis. While there, he became proficient in endovenous laser ablation techniques, Ultrasound-guided Foam Sclerotherapy and Visually Guided Sclerotherapy. Dr. Sheen remains active with the American Medical Association and The American College of Phlebology.

He is proficient in Endovenous Laser Treatment (ELT). Laser Technology, known for its precision, safety and simplicity, is now available for the treatment of Varicose Veins, and was FDA-approved for this indication in 2002. Dr. Sheen is supported by an exceptional clinic and administrative team dedicated to the treatment of Chronic Venous Disorders.

Dr. Sheen is also a member of where he answers questions submited by readers on a wide array of vein issues.


Dawna Kenkel

Director of Operations

Dawna has been with The Sheen Vein Institute since 2012. She brings 20 years of management expertise to The SVI. Dawna has over 15 years of management experience in the Healthcare Industry including Podiatry and Vein Care. She attended Mineral Area College in Missouri majoring in Psychology/ Sociology. Dawna is currently pursuing a Certification in HealthCare Compliance with plans to become a Compliance Officer. Outside of work, Dawna loves spending time with her pets, family and friends. She loves decorating, volunteering and enjoys most anything outdoors. Dawna excels in leadership and ensures that patient satisfaction and employee relations are top priority at The Sheen Vein Institute.


Emily Stolzer, RDMS, RVT

Lead Sonographer

Emily attended the University of Missouri Columbia and received a Bachelors degree in Science. She began her ultrasound career at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital for 4 years where she practiced all areas of ultrasound. She joined the SVI team in 2013 and has enjoyed her role in the treatment of varicose veins.

Emily is a wife and mother to a beautiful daughter. She enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, and being with her family and friends.


Daneen Buehler

Billing Specialist

Daneen joined The SVI in October, 2018. She is a seasoned biller and coder in the HealthCare Industry bringing with her 26 years experience specializing in Podiatry. Daneen graduated from Allied Medical College as an M.A. specializing in billing and coding. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Daneen excels in fitness, indoor cycling and HIIT classes. In her downtime she enjoys hiking, boating and any new outdoor adventure.


Angie Hurt

Insurance Specialist

Angie graduate with a CNA license in 1994. She began her Healthcare career in an OB/GYN office where she served as the Doctor's Assistant until his retirement. Angie then served in the field of Podiatry as a Medical Assistant for 15 years. She switched gears in her healthcare career when she joined The Sheen Vein Institute in 2016. Angie serves as an Insurance Specialist in our office. She spends the majority of her day dealing with insurance companies to obtain treatments on nearly all of our patients. In her free time Angie enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Angie enjoys camping, reading and assisting her husband with his musical career.